different lives of the Characters in The Stork Club which is a therapy group that is for people with children in non-traditional homes. Each individual and couple has a different story and the author takes you through each one. You are told how they made the decision that brought them to The Stork Club. A very modern and interesting story.
This was just an old fashioned good fiction read! I laughed and cried and remembered the way books used to be written!
(From Library Journal)
With humor and poignancy, Dart probes the challenge of child rearing in the 1990s by depicting a group of nontraditional parents. At age 50, Rick, a single movie producer and avowed Casanova combatting a midlife crisis, decides to adopt a baby. Ruthie and Shelley, a successful comedy-writing team, resolve to create a child even though he is gay and she is straight. Lainie and Mitch, owners of a chic California clothing boutique, contract with a surrogate mother to produce their child. These parents form the Stork Club led by Barbara, the child psychologist who guides the group as they struggle to make their atypical family circumstances work. The author of Beaches and three other novels, Dart proves she knows how to gild the literary lily by creating a singularly good popular novel.
A clever, timely exploration of the emotional turmoil engendered by the brave new world of contemporary baby-making.
A really good book by the author of Beaches. It is a page turner about untraditional pregnancies and parenthood, and the women (and men) involved. It was one of those books where you lose yourself in the characters, feel their pain and joy. A nice read for the beach....
Great story. And gives you a lot to think about with all the different ways people can have babies now. What do we tell the children?