Expectation

A Novel
Product Number: EB00758344
Released: Apr 14, 2020
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780062956088
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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In this sharply observed novel set in and around London, three college friends, now in their thirties, must come to terms with the gap between the lives they imagined for themselves and reality in the face of marriage, fertility struggles, and loss.In her first year of motherhood after an unplanned pregnancy, Cate is constantly exhausted, spiraling into self-doubt and postpartum anxiety. Her husband Sam seems oblivious, but maybe she'd prefer he remain in the dark. How can she admit the unthinkable—that she misses her freedom? In contrast, Hannah continues to endure round after round of unsuccessful IVF treatments. The process is taking its toll on her physically and emotionally—and, she worries, creating distance between her and her husband Nathan. She is godmother to Cate's son, but every time they get together, it's a trigger. Beautiful and unattached, Lissa is re-evaluating what it means to be an actress in her thirties. While she fiercely resists convention, she's also lonely. A chance encounter in the British Library with Nathan has her wondering if she missed her best chance at love when she introduced him to Hannah. As each woman longs for what the others seemingly possess, will their bonds of friendship sustain them in this liminal phase of their lives—or will their envy and desire tear them apart?

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Author(s): Anna Hope
Original Publish Date: Apr 14, 2020

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Author(s): Anna Hope
Narrator(s): Vinette Robinson
Product Number DD49490
Released: Apr 14, 2020
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: #9781094119021
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Author(s): Anna Hope
Narrator(s): Vinette Robinson
Product Number Z100153129
Released: Apr 14, 2020
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: HarperAudio
ISBN: #9780062956095

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