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  • Good Read: “After Birth” by Elisa Albert

    In her second novel, author Elisa Albert tells the story of a new mom dealing with isolation, disappointment, and self-discovery

    By Mia Weber

    after birthMost moms will tell you that the transition to new parenthood doesn’t necessarily come easily—for every blissful moment with the baby sleeping your arms there are a million more of feeling lost, unprepared, or isolated.

    In her second novel, After Birth, author Elisa Albert—who is also an adjunct assistant professor of creative writing at Columbia—tells the story of Ari, a new mom dealing with isolation, disappointment, and self-discovery a year after giving birth to her first child. The plot takes a twist when Ari befriends a single-and-pregnant former member of an all-female rock band.

    Ultimately, the novel shines a light on the unique experience of motherhood—including the dark and emotionally turbulent aspects.

    To learn more, visit elisaalbert.com!

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