Mother Love: Stories about Births, Babies & Beyond

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Debra Adelaide
Random House Australia, 1996 - Australian literature - 306 pages
Birth: a rite of passage in which a woman is transformed from a well-groomed, well-organised, self-centered, carefree, childfree person into the exhausted, poo-wiping, milk-sodden, love -ravaged hero that is a new mother. Gabrielle Carey Motherlove: Births, Babies and Beyond is a wonderful collection of stories and memories from women writing about their own and others' births, their babies, and their lives beyond the moment of childbirth, when the world changed forever. Each of the writers invite the reader into their own unique world of Motherlove, that most extraordinary of loves that only mothers can experience and truly understand. The smells, the pain, the power and powerlessness, the joys, the utter exhaustion and the exhilaration, and the incredible love. Sometimes sad and moving, sometimes practical and funny, these are stories that will enthrall and delight every reader.

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About the author (1996)

Debra Adelaide was born in 1958 in Sydeny, Australia. She holds a BA and MA in English literature and a doctorate in Australian women┐s literature from the University of Sydney. She is an associate professor at the University of Technology, Sydney. Her editing work includes A Bright and Fiery Troop, A Window in the Dark, Motherlove, Motherlove 2, Cutting the Cord, Acts of Dog, and The Simple Act of Reading. Her other works include The Hotel Albatross, Australian Women Writers, Serpent Dust, The Household Guide to Dying, Letter to George Clooney, and The Women's Pages.

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