The Push by Ashley Audrain
.PDF, 246 pages
Expected publication: January 5th 2021 by Penguin Random House Canada/Viking
About the Book:
Blythe Connor is determined that she will be the warm, supportive mother she never had to her new baby Violet. But in the thick of motherhood's exhausting early days, Blythe doesn't find the connection with her daughter she expected. She's convinced that something is wrong with Violet--the little girl is distant, rejects affection, and becomes increasingly disruptive at preschool. Or is it all in Blythe's head? Her husband, Fox, says she is imagining things. Fox doesn't see what Blythe sees; he sees a wife who is struggling to cope with the day-to-day challenges of being a mother. And the more Fox dismisses her fears, the more Blythe begins to question her own sanity...Then their son Sam is born--and with him, Blythe has the natural maternal connection she'd always dreamed of. Even Violet seems to love her little brother. But when life as they know it is changed in an instant, the devastating fall-out forces Blythe to face the truth about herself, her past, and her daughter.
A mother’s heart breaks a million ways in her lifetime
Oh this book...Psychological Literary Fiction at its finest. This is such a wonderfully written story by an amazing author. It's the story of three generations of mother's and the daughters that freak them out. The story is rich in character and kept my interest till the very last page and I didn't want it to end. A short book at 246 pages and I read it one sitting because it was just that good!
I wouldn't call it a thriller, more like a psychological drama that is very character-driven and such a thought provoking read it was simply beautifully written and the plot was so gripping and enthralling. I felt for all the characters and their pain just seeped through the pages, it was gut wrenching at times. I loved this book SO much and I highly recommend it.
Thank you NetGalley, Ashley Audrain and Penguin Random House Canada/Viking for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an impartial review; all opinions are my own.
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