I was lucky enough to be interviewed by Terry Gross on Fresh Air about The Mothers. Here’s a link to some interview highlights, as well as the interview in its entirety, should you have the time to listen!
Brandeis Magazine profiles me in their 2013 Summer issue.
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?
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.