The Possibility of You
1916: An Irish nanny whose young charge dies in the country’s first polio epidemic, sending his mother, an ex-Ziegfeld Follies girl, into a tailspin that will reverberate across the generations.
1976: A young woman in New York during the nation’s Bicentennial Celebration, searching for the love and belonging she’s never known.
Today: A journalist whose unplanned pregnancy forces her to confront the only story she’s never been brave enough to face: her own.
Three women. Three key moments of the past century. Three stories of independence and motherhood, love and loss, power and family that intertwine in unexpected ways and culminate in an explosive ending that shows how one woman’s choices can affect her world forever.
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More praise for the Book
“…a truly endearing, yet complex, tale with incredibly rich and sympathetic characters. We learn a great deal about each of these women, ultimately rewarded by learning how they are each connected in the end. This is a book that will be savored by women of all ages, talked about at book clubs, and at the dinner table at night. It is a book that I can see hitting the big screen; I found myself planning the casting in my head as I read along. An emotionally charged, completely addictive book I recommend wholeheartedly.” — Jenn’s Bookshelves
“Pamela Redmond Satran’s engrossing new novel explores the interconnected lives of three women. Bring this on your next beach vacation. Order a margarita. Open to page one and dig in.” – Glamour
“Am I ready for motherhood? That’s the question that reverberates through three generations of New York women in Pamela Redmond’s compelling family saga. Woven into their absorbing stories are issues of gender and reproductive rights that are still red hot today.” – More
“With a nod to The Hours, Redmond’s fictional saga personifies the hidden history of unplanned pregnancy as it strains — and blesses — three generations of mothers and children.” — Good Housekeeping
“Redmond’s beautifully-written novel explores the choices women make and the way decisions can influence lives for generations to come.” – SheKnows
“For big fans of stories of mothers and daughters and intergenerational ties, Redmond delivers.” — Library Journal
“Deeply satisfying and enjoyable and juicy. I loved the characters, loved the history, and felt like I was absorbed in a world that I didn’t want to let go.”– Peggy Orenstein, New York Times Magazine columnist and author of Cinderella Ate My Daughter
“Every woman who is a mother, a daughter, a wife, and a friend will love this novel about women’s lives across the generations: their passions, their challenges, their unbreakable bonds. The Possibility of You is a gift to savor for yourself and to share with every woman you know.”– Dorothea Benton Frank, New York Times bestselling author of Folly Beach: A Lowcountry Tale
“Mesmerizingly good.” — Caroline Leavitt,Dame
” I just finished reading The Possibility of You and loved it. Pamela did such a wonderful job of weaving the generations and the women who survived and thrived through them, together. Adding gender, race and the question of what belonging really means, connects the subjects and their lives in a most obscure way. This is a novel that I will remember for a long, long time. It’s a story that book clubs will adore and talk about throughout the years. It’s a gem! Thanks to you, Pamela Redmond!!” — Tresa Mott, Owner, The Next Chapter Bookstore, Knoxville, Iowa
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