Culture Street

Books

Claiming Noah by Amanda Ortlepp

On March 17, 2015

By Sophia Whitfield

Claiming Noah is a compelling novel from a new voice in fiction.

Catriona and James are desperate to have a child. They resort to IVF to fulfill their dream of becoming parents. The third embryo takes and Catriona embarks on her pregnancy. Together, Catriona and James make the decision to adopt out their fourth and final embryo.

After Catriona gives birth to Sebastian she falls into a psychosis and has to be hospitalised for her own and her sonís safety. When she has recovers she returns home to care for Sebastian but finds it difficult to bond with him immediately.

Meanwhile Diana and Liam have been on the waiting list for an embryo. When the call comes confirming they have a match, they are delighted. Diana gives birth to Noah but two months after his birth he is kidnapped plummeting Diana into despair.

Ortlepp carefully constructs a heartbreaking tale that looks at the legal rights of parents and the heartbreak surrounding the intricacies of embryo adoption. She is a novelist you will be delighted to have discovered. We can't wait for her next book.

You Might Also Like

Books

Alice Campion selects Five Books of Influence

Alice Campion is the pseudonym for five members of a Sydney book club who challenged themselves to write a Ď21st Century Thorn Birds'. The result is The Painted Sky, a...

On March 18, 2015

Books

The Woman in Cabin 10

By Sophia Whitfield

On September 1, 2016

Books

The Exit by Helen FitzGerald

By Sophia Whitfield

On February 23, 2015
 

Books

Top Twelve Must-Reads of July

[caption id="attachment_8779" align="alignright" width="205"] The Fever by Megan Abbott

On June 30, 2014

Books

Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty

By Sophia Whitfield

On August 23, 2016

Books

The Tea Chest by Josephine Moon

By Sophia Whitfield

On April 7, 2014
 
Copyright © 2012 - 2021 Culture Street
Contact: info@culturestreet.com.au