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On sale

5th October 2023

Price: £14.99

Selected:  Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780733648250

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An inspiring and necessary book that challenges the narratives we set for our lives and reveals the beauty beyond them’ CLEMENTINE FORD

Alexandra Collier was a writer living in a light-filled Brooklyn brownstone in New York with the man she loved. But when she woke up to a ravenous hunger to have a baby that her partner didn’t share, her life took a sharp turn.

She found herself back in Melbourne at 37, single, heartbroken and living with her parents.

Ally began dating with dedication, with sometimes hilarious and often soul-crushing results. Like many 30-something single women, though, she found that her reproductive timeline was rapidly outpacing her romantic life. So she began to explore a controversial option: conceiving a baby with donor sperm.

Insightful, moving and relatable, this is an uplifting memoir about taking hold of your own future.

‘Inspiring, challenging and often very funny,
Inconceivable is an important read about one woman’s choice to become a parent’ THE AUSTRALIAN

‘Bravely rewrites the script about how to make a family’ GINA RUSHTON, author of The Most Important Job in the World

An important story, fantastically told’ CELIA PACQUOLA

‘Powerful, singular story I rejoiced in reading. Finally, here is a story about a woman who has created her own happily ever after, without submitting to traditional forms of family-building. Collier writes movingly of the judgement single women face in society. Necessary, immersive read’ JESSIE TU

‘A bright light in a shrouded corner of parenthood’ ASHE DAVENPORT, author of Sad Mum Lady

‘An assured first book that walks the fine line between lightness and gravity’ SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

‘A candid and heartwarming account of Collier’s journey to motherhood that will stay with you long after putting it down’ BETTER READING

‘A vibrant story about gaining agency through motherhood that challenges the status quo of the traditional family’ NICOLA REDHOUSE