From the book jacket:
For Emilia Greenleaf, life is by turns a comedy of errors and an
emotional minefield. Yes, she's a Harvard Law grad who married her soul
mate. Yes, they live in elegant comfort on the Upper West Side of
Manhattan. But with her one-and-only, Jack, came a stepsona know-it-all
preschooler named William who has become her number one responsibility
every Wednesday afternoon. With William, Emilia encounters a number of
impossible pursuitssuch as the pursuit of cab drivers who speed away
when they see William's industrial-strength car seat and the pursuit of
lactose-free, strawberry-flavored, patisserie-quality cupcakes, despite
the fact that William's allergy is a figment of his over-protective
Beyond the Book
Once a year for the last five years, former public defender Ayelet Waldman has
turned out a volume in her Mommy Track mystery series, starring Juliet
Applebaum, ex-public defender and "self-employed mother". In mystery
genre terms the Mommy Track books are best described as 'cozies'
(mysteries with low body counts, with the murders usually committed off stage
- or at least not graphically described!).
However, in 2003 she broke the mold and published Daughter's Keeper
, a politically charged novel
about a woman's battle with the American legal system's inflexible drug laws; and returned in 2006 with Love and Other Impossible Pursuits.
parallel to her books she's also an outspoken blogger and has written a
number of essays,...