On Sale Date: January 4, 2022
ISBN 9781984881687, 198488168X
Trade Paperback | 336 pages
A GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK An instant New York Times bestseller
“Taut, chilling….Audrain has a gift for capturing the seemingly small moments that speak volumes about relationships.” —The New York Times Book Review
“Hooks you from the very first page and will have you racing to get to the end.” —Good Morning America
A tense, page-turning psychological drama about the making and breaking of a family—and a woman whose experience of motherhood is nothing at all what she hoped for—and everything she feared
Blythe Connor is determined that she will be the warm, comforting mother—the kind that she herself never had—to her new baby Violet. But in the thick of motherhood’s exhausting early days, Blythe becomes convinced that something is wrong with her daughter—she doesn’t behave like most children do.
Or is it all in Blythe’s head? Her husband, Fox, says she’s imagining things. She’s a new mother who can’t trust her own instincts—but can we?
Then their son Sam is born—and with him, Blythe has the blissful connection she’d always imagined with her child. Even Violet seems to love her little brother. But when life as they know it is changed in an instant, the devastating fall-out forces Blythe to face the truth.
The Push is a tour de force you will read in a sitting, an utterly immersive novel that will challenge everything you think you know about motherhood, about what we owe our children, and what it feels like when women are not believed.
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