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Hush, Little Baby

by Katharine Davies

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Hush, Little Baby takes advantage of the numerous vantage points of the same narrator at different ages to weave together a story of loss and intense need. The theme of how our pasts shape the people we become is very apparent as Eira who struggled with the knowledge of her sister's secret pregnancy becomes a woman who needs a baby both to create a positive future for herself and atone for her past sins. Davies approaches the same story from a variety of different angles which allows for a deeper understanding of Eira's life, however, the storyline that follows the adult Eira through her present life doesn't come to life in the way that the narration from the younger Eira does. Overall, Hush, Little Baby is rewarding read. Davies successfully juggles her multiple versions of the same story well and brings them all together for a satisfying end. ( )
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Eira is alone. Thirty-six years old and living on her own. She loved Jack, but their relationship had to end - she could never have a baby with an alcoholic. Now she works in a quiet museum, in the middle of a park, desperately lonely and aching for someone to love. And one spring morning, she finds a baby in a box on the museum steps. Looking back to one unforgettable summer many years ago, that began as a hot, magical idyll but ended in tragedy, we see the painful confusion of a young girl caught up in very adult affairs. The guilt about what happened will stay with and shape Eira, and the horrific discovery of her thin and mysterious older sister's secret will scar her.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0099498340, Paperback)

From the winner of the 2005 Romantic Novel of the Year Award comes a heart-rending, evocative story of childhood discovery and disillusionment. It is a poignant and vivid exploration of a woman’s childhood experience and her visceral need to be a mother.


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Eira is 36-years-old and living alone. She loved Gav, but their relationship had to end - she could never have a baby with an alcoholic. Now she works in a quiet museum, in a quiet park, desperately lonely and aching for someone to love. And one spring morning, she finds a baby in a box on the museum steps.… (more)

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