Eleven Hours

Eleven Hours

Book - 2016
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Lore arrives at the hospital alone. Her birth plan is explicit: she wants no fetal monitor, no IV, no epidural. Franckline, a nurse in the maternity ward-- herself on the verge of showing-- is patient with the young woman. In the midst of a difficult labor they are forced to reckon with their pasts and re-create their futures. Lore must disentangle herself from a love triangle; Franckline must move beyond past traumas to accept the life that's waiting for her.
Publisher: Portland : Tin House Books, 2016
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9781941040294
1941040292
Branch Call Number: Erens, P
ERENS P
Characteristics: 165 pages ; 20 cm
Uniform Title: 11 hours

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ctkvlk
Nov 20, 2016

Very interesting book about the childbirth experience. Besides my own experience, knowing a number of NICU and labor & delivery folks, found it very true to life. Takeaway: don't have a set "birth plan" or even a set plan for your kids. Be prepared but just wait and see what happens--you really don't have as much control as you think you do!

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bbarela
Aug 16, 2016

I loved this book. It moved quickly and I felt the emotions of both characters strongly.

Cynthia_N Aug 02, 2016

It was a good book but I just didn't connect with either of the main characters.

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