Baby Love: Choosing Motherhood after a Lifetime of Ambivalence

Baby Love: Choosing Motherhood after a Lifetime of Ambivalence, Rebecca Walker. Riverhead Books, 224 p.

Written by bestselling memoirist Rebecca Walker (author of Black, White and Jewish), this second memoir explores the social and cultural meanings of pregnancy for women of her generation, "including the search for a suitable partner, bisexuality, advancing reproductive technology, and the arduous demands of creating an intact family when one is a child of divorce." It is a compelling and thought-provoking reflection on the mixed messages about motherhood in contemporary North America.