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Lucy Knisley for Kid Gloves: Nine Months of Careful Chaos

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Join us for a Parent Happy Hour while hearing from New York Times–bestselling author Lucy Knisley, who writes about fertility, pregnancy, and motherhood in this emotionally compelling and thought-provoking graphic memoir.

Children are welcome at this event!

If you work hard enough, if you want it enough, if you're smart and talented and “good enough,” you can do anything. Except get pregnant. 

Her whole life, Lucy Knisley wanted to be a mother. But when it was finally the perfect time, conceiving turned out to be harder than anything she’d ever attempted. Fertility problems were followed by miscarriages, and her eventual successful pregnancy was plagued by health issues, up to a dramatic, near-death experience in labor and delivery. 

Kid Gloves follows Lucy’s personal transition into motherhood, and it also illustrates the history and science of reproductive health from all angles, full of curious facts and inspiring (and notorious) figures in medicine and midwifery.

Lucy Knisley is the author and illustrator of beloved graphic novels about memory, identity, food, and family. She previously published the New York Times bestseller Relish: My Life in the Kitchen and Something New with First SecondShe lives and works in Chicago, with her husband and child. lucyknisley.com

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