The Zygote Chronicles by Suzanne Finnamore

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Suzanne Finnamore's universally applauded Otherwise Engaged followed one woman's whirlwind ride from diamond ring to altar. The Zygote Chronicles is her singular take on the next leg of the journey -- a riotous and poignant novel in journal form that takes us from conception to delivery room. Through the voice of a whip-smart, sass-talking everywoman Zygote reveals the unsettling and uproarious truth about pregnancy and the prospect of motherhood. The Zygote Chronicles will resonate for any woman who has even briefly considered motherhood. The strange purgatory of pregnancy has been a fact of life since Eve ate the apple, but never has it been recounted in such brilliant, hilarious detail.

About Suzanne Finnamore

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Suzanne Finnamore is the author of the bestseller "Otherwise Engaged" and "The Zygote Chronicles" (a "Washington Post" Book of the Year in 2002). A journalist who has written for "O, Marie Claire, Redbook, Glamour," and "Salon," her novels have been translated into twelve languages.
Published January 1, 2002 by New York, Grove Press, 2002. 128 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The narrator, last name Finnamore, begins with inception, which occurs after a romantic dinner, although the teller glosses over the sexy part.

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Alert readers will note that the character's newborn bears the same initial as the dedication, "To P," surely the author's child, and perhaps the reason that this witty and poignant chronicle rings true.

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Entertainment Weekly

Finnamore, the engaging author of Otherwise Engaged, describes the highs, lows, and expanding middles of pregnancy in her follow-up novel.

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