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Expectation: The most razor-sharp and heartbreaking novel of the year

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Cate’s childhood friend, Hannah, is the deputy director of a charity and married to a university lecturer, Nathan. When I first finished this book, I rated it a 4 stars but looking back, that was too generous and I think it was more of a 3 stars. Eks meil kõigil ole oma ootused, kuidas elu peaks kulgema ja mis ajaks me peaks olema midagi saavutanud jne jne.

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Here is a quick description and cover image of book Expectation written by Anna Hope which was published in 2019-7-11. I feel like this book perpetuates the idea that your 20s are fun, carefree, joyful, full of colour, and your 30s are droll, exhausting, disappointing, depressing. So whether it is mental illness or merely mental health, a bad day or a bad year, let's make this a place to approach it and strip it back.The book opens on an urban pastoral of the three close friends living out the tail end of their youth in London Fields. Mittlerweile, mit Mitte 30, leben sie alle ihr eigenes, sehr unterschiedliches Leben, ihre Lebenswege sind nur noch lose verknüpft und doch treffen sie sich regelmäßig im Café oder Theater.

Expectation by Anna Hope - Culturefly Book Review: Expectation by Anna Hope - Culturefly

The intended message, it seems to me, is as follows: every first-time mother goes through what Cate was going through in the first few chapters of Expectation, but that's no reason to deny yourself the unparalleled joy of having kids.

Photograph: Laura Hynd/Random House Anna Hope: ‘Her characters struggle with profound disappointments and crippling rivalries’. We expect so much from ourselves,and feel we owe the world so much that we don't actually stop and be kind to ourselves anymore. In this sharply observed novel set in and around London, three college friends, now in their thirties, must come to terms with the gap between the lives they imagined for themselves and reality in the face of marriage, fertility struggles, and loss.

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Nathan reached a breaking point and told Hannah that he loved her but he just couldn’t do the IVF treatments any longer. This is hugely readable: perfect for sticking in your bag for a plane ride, a sit on a beach, or your daily commute.Well, if you don't get the part, you could always do a one-woman show, Directors I Have Known and Been Rejected By.

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