Win early copies of The Push by Ashley Audrain for your reading group

The push

2021’s most astonishing debut novel THE PUSH is already gaining fantastic peer reviews! It is brilliantly written, divisive and set to cause huge debate, so it is a perfect title for reading groups.

We have the chance for you to win a set of 10 copies of this novel for your reading group. In return we would love for your reviews to be posted online and photos shared on social media (don’t forget to tag us @michaeljbooks).

To apply, email lhall@penguinrandomhouse.co.uk, below before Friday 11th December.

The Push by Ashley Audrain

What happens when your experience of motherhood is nothing at all what you hoped for, but everything you always feared?

‘The women in this family, we’re different . . .’

Blythe Connor doesn’t want history to repeat itself.

Violet is her first child and she will give her daughter all the love she deserves. All the love that her own mother withheld.

But firstborns are never easy. And Violet is demanding and fretful. She never smiles. Soon Blythe believes she can do no right – that something’s very wrong. Either with her daughter, or herself.

Her husband, Fox, says she’s imagining it. But Violet’s different with him. And he can’t understand what Blythe suffered as a child. No one can.

Blythe wants to be a good mother. But what if that’s not enough for Violet? Or her marriage? What if she can’t see the darkness coming?

Mother and daughter. Angel or monster?

We don’t get to choose our inheritance – or who we are . . .

Ashley Audrain began writing The Push after leaving her job as publicity director at Penguin Books Canada to raise her two young children. At Penguin, she worked with bestselling authors including Khaled Hosseini, Elizabeth Gilbert, and Meg Wolitzer. Prior to Penguin, she worked at a global public relations agency in consumer marketing.

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