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We’ve been incredibly busy over the past few weeks putting the finishing touches on MG Press’s upcoming release, the essay collection A Woman Is A Woman Until She Is A Mother by Anna Prushinskaya, sending out advance review copies and spreading the word for the debut on November 15, 2017.
That being said, we wanted to take a moment and fill you in on all the latest news! In particular, that the collection is set to release in just a couple weeks on November 15th!
About the Collection
In A Woman Is a Woman Until She Is a Mother, Anna Prushinskaya explores the deep life shifts of pregnancy, birth and motherhood in the United States, a world away from the author’s Soviet homeland. She plumbs the deeper waters of compassion, memory and identity, as well as the humorous streams of motherhood as they run up against the daily realities of work and the ever-present eye of social media. How will I return to my life? Prushinskaya asks, and answers by returning us to our own ordinary, extraordinary lives a little softer, a little wiser, and a little less certain of unascertainable things.
“Motherhood is an encounter, a shadow in mirrors, a beast lying low in the grass in the field,’ writes Anna Prushinskaya as she grapples with the strangeness of pregnancy and birth. Russian-born, she swoops across the frontiers of country and motherhood as she contemplates the nature of language, pain, compassion, and the power of a woman’s story. Meditative, curious and intriguing, these essays help us consider whether ‘the things that come with life are worth it.”
—Toni Nealie, author of Miles Between Me
“You are lucky to be holding this book, because in ten or twenty years, you will be able to say, “Anna Prushinskaya? I have the original edition of her first book,” which will impress all your friends because by then Prushinskaya will have won all the awards and prizes, and will have taken her well-deserved place in the canon of early 21st Century literature. But more than that, you are lucky to be holding this book because Prushinskaya is one of the few writers out there who possesses a wholly unique vision: her writing is as concise as it is poetic, her outlook as tender as it is analytical. This is a beautiful book.”
—Juliet Escoria, author of Witch Hunt and Black Cloud
Put A Woman Is A Woman Until She Is A Mother on Your “To-Read” List
For the folks who like keeping score on their reading list at home and sharing what they’re reading with friends and family, you can now find A Woman Is A Woman Until She Is A Mother on Goodreads:
And last but not least, if you want to follow along with Anna, learn more about her work and just see what she’s up to in general, you can find her on Twitter or request to follow her on Instagram!