Megan Stack’s Women’s Work is an interesting book as it combines the angst of new mothers with the added burden of raising children in alien cultures.
Stack has reported on war and terrorism from 22 countries since 2001. She was most recently Moscow bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times.
“Women’s Work is an unforgettable story of four women as well as an electrifying meditation on the evasions of marriage, motherhood, feminism, and privilege,” said a review published in goodreads.com.
“Her feelings toward the women who run her house and raise her children bring her to the writing of this fascinating book, part memoir, part journalistic investigation about the lives and families of the women who raise hers,” it added. “This is a must for every woman to read and will spark discussions in seminars and book groups.”
Memoirs about motherhood are exceedingly common, but Women’s Work dares to explore the labor arrangements that often make such books possible, Jennifer Szalai said in a review published in The New York Times.