We're loving the sound of another book being published today. The Mermaid of Brooklyn by Amy Shearn, whose work has appeared in The Millions, Poets & Writers, The L Magazine, Opium and Five Chapters, and who also writes for Oprah.com and RedbookMag.com, looks like it's going to be a fantastic read.
Sometimes a mother needs to come up for air . . .
Jenny Lipkin, former up-and-coming magazine editor and current stressed-out mother of two, is struggling. With two demanding children, she is adjusting to life as an average mother, drinking coffee in the playground and complaining about breastfeeding, sleepless nights and how to get the buggy on
And then, one summer evening, her husband Harry goes out to buy cigarettes and doesn’t return.
Jenny reaches breaking point. She is contemplating ending it all, but when she falls off the Brooklyn Bridge into the East River, she finds a surprising ally – and a magical way to rethink her ideas about success, motherhood and relationships. But confronting her inner demons is no easy task . . .
Amy Shearn's Website.