Eleanor Henderson & Sarah Jefferis
Discussing anthology "Labor Day: True Birth Stories by Today's Best Women Writers"
Thirty acclaimed writers share their personal birth stories—the extraordinary, the ordinary, the terrifying, the sublime, the profane in “Labor Day: True Birth Stories by Today’s Best Women Writers”
This book was co-edited by Eleanor Henderson. Sarah Jefferis is one of the contributors.
It’s an elemental, almost animalistic urge—the expectant mother’s hunger for birth narratives. Bookstores are filled with month-by-month pregnancy manuals, but the shelves are virtually empty of artful, entertaining, unvarnished accounts of labor and delivery—the stories that new mothers need most.
Here is a book that transcends the limits of how-to guides and honors the act of childbirth in the twenty-first century. Novelists Eleanor Henderson (“Ten Thousand Saints”) and Anna Solomon (“The Little Bride”) are the co-editors of this fascinating new anthology.