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The Playgroup

The Playgroup
The Playgroup
ISBN/SKU: 978-1-934846-05-4
The Playgroup
by Elizabeth Mosier

Short Fiction
Paperback, 90 pp
Price: $10.00
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“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

 

The Playgroup is 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.


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