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Go to Sleep by Helen Walsh
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Dec 10, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: 2011
Read from December 10 to 12, 2011

Enjoyed this book about a single mother who struggles to bond and cope with her baby as she suffers severe sleep deprivation and probable post-natal depression. Rachel's much anticipated 'perfect' baby never seems to sleep and struggles to breast feed - leading to feelings of guilt for 'failing' at motherhood. I think many mothers can relate to Rachel's predicament when reality fails to live up to the dream.

There is a great sense of impending disaster looming through the book and we learn more about Rachel as she reflects on her troubled relationships with her parents and the father of her baby.
I have read a few similar books like this over the last couple of years - all good actually - and this didn't disappont either.

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