Ayelet Waldman

Love And Other Impossible Pursuits
  • Love And Other Impossible Pursuits

  • Is Emilia the wicked stepmother incarnate?

    Passionately in love with her husband, Emilia has a secret, guilty loathing for her precocious little stepson, William - a forty-year-old in a five-year-old's body, whom she picks up from nursery every Wednesday afternoon. He is lactose intolerant, she feeds him dairy products; he mustn't get cold, she pushes him - accidentally - into the pond in Central Park. How can she forgive William for living, when her own cherished child has gone?

    'Moving and darkly funny, romantic, shocking, painful page-turner...says something new and interesting about women, families and love' New York Times

    'One moment I was laughing out loud..the next I had tears pouring down...whether you're a parent or not, you can't fail to be moved' Daily Express

Ayelet Waldman graduated from Harvard Law School to become a criminal defence lawyer, before becoming a full time author. She is married to the Pulitzer Prize winning author Michael Chabon and they live in California with their four children.

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