Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Table of Contents: Bed Rest

Author: Sarah Bilston
Publisher/Year: HarperCollins, 2007
Synopsis: Quinn "Q" Boothroyd is a young British lawyer married to an American and living in New York City. She's checked off most of the boxes on her "Modern Woman's List of Things to Do Before Hitting 30," and her busy working life has been relatively painless. But when her doctor tells her she must spend the last three months of her pregnancy lying in bed, Q is thrown into a tailspin. Initially bored and frustrated, Q soon fills her days by trying to reconnect with her workaholic husband, provide legal advice for her sweet Greek neighbor, forge new emotional bonds with her mother and sisters, and figure out who will keep her stocked up in cookies and sandwiches.

Q experiences adventures on the couch she never would have encountered in the law firm and learns a lot about herself and what she wants out of life—and above all, about the little one growing inside her.

What Others Have To Say:

Marian Keyes, Author
"Sarah Bilston has written a very clear-sighted novel about how tough it is for women to juggle career, marriage and childbirth- I laughed out loud and I couldn't put it down."

"...with a witty (rather than whiny) and snarky (rather than snippy) heroine it could have been just what Marian [Keyes] promised."

Plum Sykes, Author
"Even if you've never been pregnant you'll be as instantly hooked on this addictive novel. While most of us dream of days on end in bed with nothing to do but eat and watch television, Q shows us the true nature of being a caged animal."

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