November 22, 2020

Series Sunday: Graceful Burdens

(Amazon Original Stories) 

Series Sunday is a bookish meme hosted by Literary Marie. I encourage all of my fellow book bloggers and bookhearts to play along.
  • Read an installment of a series.
  • Share your review/recommendation below.
  • Include the title, author and series name.

"The librarians never asked why their patrons needed to check out a baby." ~ pg. 3

My Series Sunday pick is Graceful Burdens, a short from Amazon Original Stories by Roxane Gay. Imagine a nightmarish world where women may be deemed unacceptable to procreate. Meanwhile, there are other women whose only purpose is to mate with screened men to raise genetically optimal children.

Hadley is unlicensed for motherhood but there's a nifty baby library where women can "check out" babies for a two-week loan. Yes, just like borrowing books! What is intended to be a temporary balm leads to a permanent journey.

True to my last review, I went on a download spree on the Amazon Original Stories and came across this goodie. Graceful Burdens is part of a collection called Out of Line, hopeful stories of women's empowerment and escape. What it means to be a woman! So click the title link below, grab your Kindle and read/listen in just one sitting.

Author: Roxane Gay
Published: September 2020
Pages: 21
Edition: eBook
Rating: 🖤 🖤 🖤 🖤 🖤

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