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Book of the Month

A reason to read...

The Push is an unsettling, breathtaking and powerful read about obsession and our deepest fears that will stay with you long after you turn the final page.

The Push by Ashley Audrain

The Push : Mother. Daughter. Angel. Monster? The Sunday Times bestseller - Ashley Audrain

The arrival of baby Violet was meant to be the happiest day of my life. But as soon as I held her in my arms I knew something wasn't right.

I had always known that the women in my family aren't meant to be mothers. My husband Fox says I'm imagining it. He tells me I'm nothing like my own mother, and that Violet is the sweetest child.

But she's different with me. Something feels very wrong. Is it her? Or is it me? Is she the monster? Or am I?

The most astonishing book you'll read in 2021 - selected as one to watch by Vogue, Grazia and Marie Claire.

'Dazzling' Daisy Buchanan 'The most thought-provoking exploration of motherhood since We Need to Talk About Kevin' Clare Pooley



Meet the Author - Ashley Audrain

Ashley Audrain previously worked as publicity director at Penguin Books Canada, where she promoted books from bestselling international authors including Meg Wolitzer, Khaled Hosseini, and Elizabeth Gilbert.

Prior to her job in publishing, Ashley worked in public relations in Toronto. She graduated from Western University in London, Ontario with an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in the Media, Information and Technoculture program.

She now lives in Toronto, where she and her partner are raising their two young children.

Ashley’s experience of being a new mother inspired her to explore the idea of motherhood and expectations in The Push, her debut novel. Long fascinated by society’s perceptions of mothers, and in a woman’s decision to become a mother, Ashley was keen to portray the often complicated and unspoken truths of motherhood, and what we carry forward from those who mother us.