Author(s): Erica Eisdorfer
Susan Rose is no average protagonist: she's scheming, promiscuous, plump, smart, funny, tender and entirely lovable. Like many working-class women in Victorian England she was born into a world that offered very few opportunities for the poor and unlovely. But Susan is the kind of plucky heroine who seeks her fortune, and finds it - with a little help from her breasts. As a professional wet nurse, she breastfeeds the children of healthy women who can't or won't nurse their own babies. But when her own child is sold by her father, Susan embarks on a rescue mission.
"I really loved this book. Erica Eisdorfer managed to completely vanish into the voice of her really appealing narrator-the plucky, somewhat randy, always sympathetic, and certainly never boring professional wet nurse, Miss Susan Rose." -Elizabeth Gilbert, author of "Eat, Pray, Love"
Erica Eisdorfer was born and raised in Durham, North Carolina, and graduated from Duke University. She was the book reviewer for WUNC, an NPR affiliate, for eight years. Eisdorfer has managed the Bull's Head Bookshop, the trade bookstore on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, for twenty years. She lives in Carrboro with her husband and two daughters.