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The Mothers

Jennifer Gilmore

A married couple navigates the adoption process in the powerful latest from Gilmore (Something Red, 2010). After enduring years of failed fertility treatments, Brooklyn couple Jesse and Ramon have decided to pursue adoption. Being a cancer survivor makes Jesse a less viable candidate for international adoption, so they opt for open domestic adoption instead. But nothing has prepared them for the labyrinthine process--the training sessions and approvals; the constant advice from friends and family; the disappointment over not being chosen. A heartbreaking but ultimately hopeful novel.