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Unexpected Child

Meg Krantz is searching for a lot in her life, but not for a child. She has never known what kind of mother she'd be--selfless or purely acquisitive--and she hasn't been particularly eager to find out. Enter four-and-a-half year old Kimble Toffler.


Best Books about AIDS for 2001—Gay Chicago Magazine 

UK’s Best Books of the Year, 2001


“A wry and perceptive take on gay parenting.” —Library Journal


“Meg takes on much more than the task of parenting in this engrossing tale of love and family.” —ALA Booklist 


"A lively and satisfying novel that takes a fresh, up-to-the-minute look at the ever-fascinating theme of mothers and daughters. I cheered to see characters who might have been villains turn on the page into complicated human beings--to me one of the chief pleasures of good fiction." 

—Alix Kates Shulman, author of Memoris of an Ex-Prom Queen


"A novel about being delivered—freed—from our expectations. In prose that is confident and spare, often wry, and never sentimental, Patricia Grossman shows us how one woman comes to terms with her impulse to protect those she loves." —Michael Downing, author of The Chapel



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