Kjersti A. Skomsvold
•MOVING ADDITION TO RECENT MOTHERHOOD BOOKS: Over the past few years, there's been a mini-boom in terms of books about motherhood. THE CHILD is a wonderful addition to this sub-genre, focusing on loss, birth, fear, and love.
•AUTHOR POPULARITY: Previously published by Dalkey Archive Press, Skomsvold was a finalist for the Dublin Literary Award, and is one of Norway's most beloved authors.
•AN EMOTIONAL QUICK READ: Written in the form of a letter to her infant, the book is extremely direct and emotionally charged, making it both compelling and a bit of a tear-jerker.