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Tales from the Crib

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When Lucy Klein gets her positive pregnancy results, she's overjoyed. She and her husband Jack have been trying to get pregnant for years throughout their rocky marriage. But before she can tell him the big news, Jack has something he needs to announce – he wants a divorce!

Rather than split up, Lucy and Jack decide to live together as friends. This way, they can share expenses and parenting responsibilities. Co-parenting is a fine deal for Jack who is back in the dating scene by Lucy's third trimester of pregnancy, but is a frustrating one for Lucy who has unfulfilled sexual fantasies about every man from restaurant delivery boys to puppeteers.

Meanwhile, Lucy's mother is taking over her life. The grand dame of Planet Earth, Anjoli frequently visits her daughter to share her own brand of maternal wisdom.

As Anjoli leaves her Drama Queen bookstore to "help" Lucy with baby Adam, the new grandmother has an affair with baby's pediatrician, hosts two weddings (including cousin Kimmy's wedding to herself), and constantly frets about which kind of pie to serve guests. With a cast of family and friends from Lucy's Jewish aunts to Junior League neighbor, Candace, Tales From the Crib is the story of how one baby can bring people together – so they can drive each other nuts!

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"Jennifer Coburn's Tales From the Crib is a deliciously fun, laugh-out-loud read about one woman's journey toward motherhood. You won't be able to put this book down until you arrive at the final, satisfying page." - Emily Giffin, author of Something Blue

"I absolutely loved this book. Jennifer Coburn has written a smart, modern day tale that will have you laughing out loud through every delicious page." - Karen Quinn, author of The Ivy Chronicles

"Chick-lit at its best! Reading about Lucy Klein is like rooting for your funny best friend. An uplifting, highly amusing tale that will have readers laughing, crying, but most of all staying with this heroine because they want her to find her happily ever after." - Adele Parks, author of Playing Away

"Jennifer Coburn does it again, treating us to a terrific third novel! Tales From the Crib is a wonderful read, full of wit, humor, and heart. I loved the charmingly offbeat story and the host of quirky characters. Readers will adore Lucy Klein and will fall head over heels for this delightful book. It grabs you from page one. Irresistible!" - Johanna Edwards, author of Your Big Break

"In Tales From the Crib, Jennifer Coburn spins a horrifyingly hysterical, terrifyingly true and frighteningly funny tale of motherhood, friendship and family." - Jennifer O'Connell, author of Off the Record

"With Tales From the Crib, Jennifer Coburn dishes up a snappy and compelling comedy of motherhood that literally made me laugh out loud." - Laura Caldwell, author of The Night I Got Lucky

"A witty, irreverent and searingly honest look at marriage and motherhood." - Lynda Curnyn, author of Bombshell

"Tales From the Crib and protagonist Lucy Klein's marriage-and-baby learning curve is absurdly real and transcendentally funny. Mom readers will sigh with recognition and ache with belly laughs over Lucy's lovable blood relatives and the baby-toting hi-jinx she endures. I'm drawn to Jennifer Coburn's books like a moth to a porch light, but this is her finest work so far, infusing the neurotic realm of baby nurseries with great insight and wit." - Marg Stark, author of What No One Tells the Mom

"Filled with funny moments about babies, breastfeeding and how hard it is for a new mom to get a little love." - Ariella Papa, author of Bundle of Joy?

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