In this essay I write about the darker side of domestic adoption in The Atlantic.
I write about an aspect of adoption in my essay in The Huffington Post.
An essay about telling adoption stories, in Psychology Today.
I writ about the 10 Worst Mamas in Literature for Publishers Weekly.
A fun interview in Salon with a bunch of writers I admire.
My essay on adoption appears in October Vogue. The piece isn’t on line, but who doesn’t want an excuse to buy a copy of Vogue?
Advance praise for The Mothers:
“Alternately hysterically funny and heartbreaking….down to the bone stripped-bare honest.”-A.M. Homes, author of May We Be Forgiven and The Mistress’s Daughter.
“The Mothers…explores the deep and plangent desire for a child, but also takes on the epic state of contemporary motherhood itself: its status, its limitations, its pleasures and sorrows, and the fantasies that inevitably surround it. This well-observed exploration of maternity both day-to-day and existential has the ache of longing at its heart, and the result is both broad and personal, and always engaging.”—Meg Wolitzer, author of The Uncoupling and The Ten-Year Nap
“With a deft touch, lacerating humor, and a gaze at once steely and tenderhearted, Jennifer Gilmore takes us deep into the experience of maternal desire. This is a thoughtful, emotionally resonant and intimate novel.” -Dani Shapiro, author of Devotion and Family History
“The Mothers is a searing examination of the very human desire to be that seemingly simple thing: a mother. Jennifer Gilmore explores the emotional depth and breadth of mothering with raw honesty and her signature grace.”-Ann Hood, author of The Red Thread and The Knitting Circle.