Friday, May 27, 2011

Authors By The Alphabet June's Book

Three Wishes: A True Story of Good Friends, Crushing Heartbreak, and Astonishing Luck on Our Way to Love and Motherhood
Three Wishes: A True Story Of GoodFriends, Crushing Heartbreak and AstonishingLuck on Our Way To Love and Motherhood

Carey Goldberg
Back Bay Books
288 pgs
Book Club Choice

Amazon Blurb -

As a Moscow correspondent for the L.A. Times and a reporter for the New York Times, Goldberg's life was driven by career deadlines. Yet, like her friends Jones, a recently divorced writer, and Ferdinand, a single reporter for the Washington Post, Goldberg longed for a child. Having just ended a relationship, Goldberg decided to order eight vials of sperm from California Cryobank, a deceptively hopeful maneuver that pushed all three down the path toward motherhood. That they actually make it, and find long-term relationships along the way, makes for a happy journey, but the power of this three-pronged narrative is the trio's candor regarding the compromises and complications that arise in the process of becoming mothers. Ironically, the anonymous vials of sperm never fulfill their intended purpose, but instead become a symbol of empowerment, giving each woman the green light to let go of bad relationships, find fulfilling new connections, and determine their own destinies. This personal, carefully recounted tale will resonate with any career woman wondering if it's too late to have it all.

As you can see, Marce changed her G author choice, which is just fine :)  Again, if one of us has read a book that is picked, no biggie, you can do a quick refresher if it's necessary.  I did read The Surgeon and had no problem with it.  This sounds interesting though, so I'm looking forward to it.  I know I've said if you don't like a book or find the genre offensive or too disturbing no problem, but if you can at least give it a try it would be great.  In my other book club I have read some real stinkers, Eat Pray Love, omg I hated that book!  The Particular Sadness Of Lemon Cake, that was a real doozy!  But I did it so I could be a real pain in the tookus at our club and raz away, though no one liked Lemon Cake, oy vey!

I haven't finished First Cut yet, but so far I am liking it.  I know it's the Holiday weekend here in the States, so I'll try and finish and have the ?'s posted on Monday.  Belle, I think you'll wanna read June's choice :) and I know Rebecca from Reading With Rebecca is contemplating so maybe she will too.

I too am sorry to see Julie going, I hope she will come back when life isn't as hectic.  If you all will just chat it up on your blogs, I think 6 - 10 of us will make for great choices as well as discussion.


  1. You all didn't need to change your June choice but I'll definitely read this new selection.

    I haven't started First Cut yet but I could try to give it a go right now as I just finished my last book. I have a ton of homework this weekend but maybe I could have it finished by Tuesday or Wednesday....

  2. I'm enjoying The First Cut also, on chapt 11 but it is a Thriller, I expected to like it.

    2 of you had read The Surgeon so didn't want to go with that but I will definitely read it.

    Hope we like the one I chose, at least we may have a good love, hate or venting discussion, lol

    Enjoy your long weekend ladies.

  3. I just finished The First Cut. I'm glad I read it. I liked it pretty much. Look forward to the questions on Monday or so.

    Definitely count me in for June.

  4. I finished The First Cut yesterday morning and liked it. I'll try to get my act together and write a review to go along with the Q&A. I've been reading lately, but not blogging so much. Can't seem to sit still long enough at the computer. ;)


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