The Possibility of You

By Pamela Redmond; Pamela Redmond Satran
(Gallery Books, Paperback, 9781451616422, 384pp.)

Publication Date: February 28, 2012

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New York Times bestselling author Pamela Redmond delivers a beautifully written novel about three generations of women in New York City and the experiences that shape and connect them to each other.

The Possibility of You weaves together three interlocking stories involving three women dealing with issues of pregnancy and motherhood at key moments in history of the last century: On the brink of the First World War and the dawn of the modern age; as the liberalism of the ’60s and ’70s gave way to Reagan’s 1980s; and during the autumn of Barack Obama’s election. Contemporary heroine Cait, an African-American journalist raised by white adoptive parents, goes on a search for her birth mother inspired by her own unplanned pregnancy. Orphan Billie travels from her hippie upbringing in San Francisco to discover the upscale New York grandmother she never knew existed. And Irish nanny Bridget loses the boy she cares for and loves in the 1916 polio epidemic, only to try and replace him with a child of her own.  

 

Delving into the complex emotions that lie at the heart of unplanned pregnancy, motherhood, and the definition of family, this sweeping inter-generational saga illuminates the struggles of these very different women—and shows how the search for belonging is a connection that remains universal.




About the Author
Pamela Redmond is the author of 18 books, most recently the"New York Times" bestseller HOW NOT TO ACT OLD, published by HarperCollins in fall 2009 and optioned to DreamWorks.? She is the author of five novels including YOUNGER and THE MAN I SHOULD HAVE MARRIED, and the coauthor of ten bestselling baby name books and the related website nameberry.com. ?She is columnist for "Glamour" and writes frequently for such publications as The Daily Beast and "More" Magazine among many others.

Pamela Redmond Satran is the author of five novels and the coauthor of many bestselling baby name books, as well as the creator of nameberry.com. A columnist for Glamour, she writes frequently for the New York Times, The Daily Beast, and The Huffington Post. She lives not all that far from Brooklyn and plans to act thirty-three forever.
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