Book Review: The Push by Ashley Audrain

“I don’t want you learning to be like me. But I don’t know how to teach you to be anyone different.”

Originally published in January 2021, The Push by Ashley Audrain follows Blythe who determined that she will be the warm, comforting mother that she herself never had. But in the thick of motherhood’s exhausting early days, Blythe becomes convinced that something is wrong with her daughter, Violet – she doesn’t behave like most children do. Or is it all in Blythe’s head? Her husband, Fox, says she’s imagining things. The more Fox dismisses her fears, the more Blythe begins to question her own sanity, and the more we begin to question what Blythe is telling us about her life as well.

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