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Maternity Leave
Author: Julie Halpern

ISBN: 9781250095114
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 31 May 2016
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3 x 2.2
Thirty-six-year-old Annie Schwartz-Jensen is a middle school teacher on maternity leave - a time she imagined as uninterrupted, blissful bonding with her baby. Instead she is dealing with her body leaking from every possible orifice, a baby who won't sleep, a husband who still wants to have sex with her (is he nuts??), single friends who are clueless, and a mother who picked now to take a vacation. The only people who REALLY understand Annie are the wonderful people she spends sleepless nights with on QVC: Keep those velveteen table runners and non-jiggle stretch pants coming!

As Annie navigates life with her new baby, she realises that not all Mummies are created equal. But she is determined to find her way, love her baby, her husband, herself - even if she has to wear nipple protectors for the rest of her child-bearing life.

About the Author

Julie Halpern is the author of five young adult novels and one picture book for young readers. Maternity Leave is her first novel for adults. Prior to her life as full-time mum and author, Julie was a school librarian. In her imaginary spare time, she enjoys travelling, ...

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