Elizabeth Mosier

A Gemma Open Door book
“Elizabeth Mosier’s wisdom about families comes through on every page of The Playgroup. I highly recommend this touching, compelling book about motherhood and about the human heart.”
― Robin Black, If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This
“…a moving and beguiling glimpse into the everyday miracle of motherhood. Mosier has created a neighborhood that includes the world, one beloved child at a time.”
― Antonya Nelson, Bound, Nothing Right

Sarah Holloway is an art therapist and new mother who is trying to hide her ‎childhood wounds by healing others‎. ‎During her daughter‎’‎s first two ‎years, she has faked her way through motherhood with the help of women in her ‎neighborhood playgroup‎.
Just when Sarah thinks she has gotten the hang of raising one child, she learns she is ‎expecting another. ‎Then, a routine test reveals a mysterious mass in her unborn ‎baby’s abdomen‎. ‎The sonogram awakens Sarah’s fear that her children have inherited her ‎damage‎—‎and uncovers a secret that could end her marriage‎.

Elizabeth Mosier is the author of the novel, ‎My Life As a Girl‎, as well as numerous short ‎stories, articles, essays, and reviews, which have appeared in ‎Child,‎ ‎Seventeen‎, ‎The ‎Philadelphia Inquirer‎ and‎ Poets and Writers‎.‎ A graduate of Bryn Mawr College and the ‎MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College, she has twice been named a ‎Discipline Winner by the Pew Fellowships in the Arts and has received a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts‎. Elizabeth Mosier lives outside Philadelphia with her husband and two ‎children, and teaches creative writing at Bryn Mawr College‎.
The Playgroup
Elizabeth Mosier
Paper, 90 pages
Reading level: 6.2