Reviewed by Deb from the SCRL Office
Blythe struggles with feelings of inadequacy as she fails to live up to the perfect ideal of motherhood. Her Mother told her "Women in our family are different" and she so much wanted to change the pattern. Blythe, like so many women, seeks support and guidance and ends up questioning her own sanity. How much of ourselves do we owe our children?
The Push is a psychological drama about women and their experience of motherhood. "You will be such a good mother" can be intimidating and a lot to live up to. The novel looks at what it is to have a child you don't feel that instant connection with. It deserves the high praise it's received, it is shocking, provocative and well written. This is so fast paced you will read it in one sitting!