Little Earthquakes, a novel by Jennifer Weiner, is a heart-warming (and sometimes heart-breaking) story of pregnancy, motherhood and love. There’s Becky; a successful plus-sized chef, Kelly; a perky event planner, and Ayinde; a beautiful trophy wife. Though these women couldn’t be more different, they do have one thing in common: they are all pregnant. After meeting at a pre-natal yoga class, these three strangers become close friends, coaching each other through labor, breast-feeding and marital woes. When Becky keeps noticing a mysterious woman named Lia following her, they include this fourth woman in their circle, and learn the horrible secret of her past and help her to heal from it.
Little Earthquakes is sad, sweet, funny and interesting. It explores the difficulties of motherhood as well as the sheer joy. This novel touches on a range of things that many women have to deal with: mothers (and mother-in-laws), infidelity, unemployment, pain, love and even death. I thoroughly enjoyed every page and I cannot wait to read it again! Little Earthquakes is a must-read for any mother, any age, any social background. I hope you’ll love it as much as I did. Also, I love the title so much. And if you’re not following Jennifer Weiner on social media yet, you should be. She is funny, insightful, and she tweets about The Bachelor! 😉 Check out some of her books, including her newest The Littlest Bigfoot (it’s on my TBR list!).
Originally posted with Writers News Weekly in 2009. Revised and posted in 2016.