All She Ever Wanted

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Kensington Books, Dec 24, 2012 - Fiction - 336 pages
3 Reviews
For years, Chelsea Maynard has longed to be a mother. She's imagined caring for a new baby in the lovely house she shares with her husband, Leo, fondly planning every detail. But after a difficult birth, those dreams of blissful bonding evaporate. Chelsea battles sleep deprivation and feelings of isolation. Little Annabelle cries constantly, and Chelsea has dark visions fueled by exhaustion and self-doubt. Her sister, Emma, insists she gets help for post-partum depression, but Chelsea's doctor dismisses her worries as self-indulgent.

Doubting her ability to parent—even doubting her own sanity—Chelsea is close to collapse. Then an unthinkable crisis hits. And suddenly, Chelsea is compelled to face both the fragility and resilience of life, and the extraordinary depths of love.

With uncompromising candor and clarity, acclaimed author Rosalind Noonan creates a mesmerizing novel that is gripping, heart-wrenching, and unforgettably poignant.


Praise for Rosalind Noonan's The Daughter She Used to Be

"The author once again takes on an emotional topic with great sensitivity." –Booklist

"An engrossing family saga. . .this novel would fuel some great book-club discussions."--Shelf Awareness

"Noonan delivers another earnest drama." –Publishers Weekly

 

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Author: Rosalind Noonan Published By: Kensington Age Recommend: Adult Reviewed By: Arlena Dean Rating 5 Blog For: GMTA Review: "All she Ever Wanted" by Rosalind Noonan was a sad mystery contemporary ... Read full review

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All She Ever Wanted is a story about the disappearance of an infant, who was in the care of a mother suffering from Post Partum Depression. This book did a great job of illustrating the effects PPD. I ... Read full review

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Contents

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Section 2
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Section 3
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Section 4
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Section 5
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Section 6
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Section 7
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Section 8
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Section 25
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