Christine Lehner

Christine Lehner

Christine Lehner (1952- ), a Massachusetts-born novelist, earned a BA from the UCSB and a master’s in English at Brown University. She has two children and currently lives near the Hudson River.

Expecting

Fiction by Christine Lehner

“Today I will know for certain if my life is changed, if the tiles underfoot seem cool simply because of the August heat.” With abbreviated names and unprefaced intimacy, Christine Lehner’s Expecting chronicles the comic, tender, occasionally ominous events between a young woman’s first pregnancy test and the celebration of her baby’s birth. C’s dreams, vivid with images of Central American coups, sea journeys, homes crowded with foreign guests, seem not only to reflect, but also to prophesy.…
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After all, why shouldn’t a young author possess such a remarkable clarity of vision, and why shouldn’t a first novel, written superbly, measure with infinite care a woman’s expanding intimate view of the ‘self’? Christine Lehner is such a writer. Expecting is such a book.
—Walter Abish
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