By The Secret Ladder: A Mothers Initiation

Paperback | May 1, 2007

byFrances Greenslade

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Frances Greenslade turns her keen eye to the familiar subject of motherhood, and renders it new. In an era when women know exactly “what to expect,” as well as how they’ll give birth, feed their babies, and whether they’ll go back to work or stay at home, the reality of new motherhood is anything but expected. Overwhelmed, exhausted, and often confused, the refrain of new mothers is more often this: “Nobody told me it would be this way. I had no idea.”

Until now.

Based upon her own, at times dramatic, childbirth experience, By The Secret Ladder articulates with unflinching candour the fear, trauma, and unsurpassed joy that all women undergo, but few talk about, on their journey to motherhood—a journey Greenslade envisions as nothing less than a transforming, even heroic, quest.

By The Secret Ladder rediscovers motherhood for a new generation. Wise and funny, it will strike a powerful and comforting chord in mothers, new or experienced.

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Frances Greenslade turns her keen eye to the familiar subject of motherhood, and renders it new. In an era when women know exactly “what to expect,” as well as how they’ll give birth, feed their babies, and whether they’ll go back to work or stay at home, the reality of new motherhood is anything but expected. Overwhelmed, exhausted, a...

Frances Greenslade holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of British Columbia. Her critically-acclaimed first book, A Pilgrim in Ireland, won the 2003 Saskatchewan Book Award for non-fiction. Her work has also appeared in Grain, NeWest Review, and Room of One’s Own. She teaches English at Okanagan College in British Colu...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:May 1, 2007Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143017187

ISBN - 13:9780143017189

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