Little Labors

By Rivka Galchen


Product Details

Price: $13.95  $12.83
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Published Date: March 26, 2019
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 4.5 X 0.4 X 7.0 inches | 0.2 pounds
ISBN: 9780811222969
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About the Author

Rivka Galchen earned her medical degree at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and completed a residency in psychiatry and also completed her MFA at Columbia University, where she was a Robert Bingham fellow. She has published essays in The Believer and Scientific American, and in 2006 she was awarded a Rona Jaffe Writers Award.


Galchen does something more profound than tackle motherhood; she utterly reinvents and reanimates the subject.--Christopher Bollen
Witty and delightfully intelligent.--Carolyn Kellogg
A quietly revolutionary little book.
Everything one could possibly need is dispensed via dense, tiny, mysterious pellets--a fortified shot of literary enrichment we didn't even know we needed, but that now feels vital and enthralling.
A highly original book: I adore Galchen's quiet and bravery. I am confident that many mothers (and other sleepless readers) will pick up this book and feel that they have found an unexpectedly intimate friend.
Not your mother's motherhood lit. Brief, gemlike reflections on adjusting to life under the rule of a baby daughter (called 'the puma'): it's a book that will ring both familiar and strange.