We’re so excited to announce that A Woman Is a Woman Until She Is a Mother is available now! Please join us in saying happy pub day to the incredible Anna Prushinskaya and her nonfiction collection about motherhood and its complexities!
A Woman Is a Woman Until She Is a Mother has received praise from the likes of v (The Miles Between Me), Helen Phillips (Some Possible Solutions and The Beautiful Bureaucrat), Amber Sparks (The Unfinished World and Other Stories) and Juliet Escoria (Witch Hunt and Black Cloud), among others. The collection has been hailed as “a frank, courageous, and beautiful meditation on the strange alchemy of migrating from one identity to another.” Trust us, it’s a must read with stories that are “meditative, curious and intriguing…[and] help us consider whether ‘the things that come with life are worth it.’”
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. Drawing from inspirations as various as midwife Ina May Gaskin, writer and activist Alice Walker, filmmaker Sophia Kruz and frontierswoman Caroline Henderson, Prushinskaya captures the inherent togetherness of motherhood alongside its accompanying estrangement. 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.
We have copies in paperback and in Kindle eBooks – something for everyone! Be sure to pick up your copy of A Woman Is a Woman Until She Is a Mother now!