Most mothers don’t have time for long conversations.
They may want them, crave them, begin them again and again--but they are constantly interrupted by kids, partners, work, and the day-to-day of busy lives. Between Interruptions is a remarkable collection of original essays by Canadian women that explores what is unspoken, cut off or lost in those interrupted conversations. It asks what becomes of us when our children`s lives interrupt our own. What prayers, what cries, what taboo thoughts are suddenly left unspoken?
Laid bare in this collection are the vivid, gut-wrenching, exhilarating and sometimes heartbreaking true confessions and secret longings of mothers across all ages, cultures and classes. Marina Jimenez struggles with her decision to return to her job as a journalist--in a war zone. Carrie-Anne Moss lets us into her home during her self-imposed, forty-day seclusion after the birth of her first son. Chantal Kreviazuk learns to surrender to the limitations of motherhood. Joanna Streetly struggles to find a balance between protecting and letting go. Elizabeth Renzetti and Katrina Onstad search for friends in mommyland. And Estee Klar-Wolfond finds perfection in autism.