The Mongoose Diaries: Excerpts from a mother's first year

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By: Erin Noteboom

May 2007
248 pages | ISBN 978-1-894987-15-8

With a poet's turn of phrase and an artist's eye for detail, Noteboom captures the joys and sorrows of her daughter's first year.

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"The Mongoose Diaries by Erin Noteboom" (Kerry Clare, Pickle Me This, 21/09/2014)
“It’s a beautiful, unsentimental and complicated depiction of life with a new baby, all the awful bound up with a pummelling love that is often more pummel than love.”

Mongoose Diaries (Lesley, Lesley's Book Nook, 11/28/2009)
“Whether discussing her libido, which may be lost under the laundry, or how the sea stripped even the rings from her sister's fingers, The Mongoose Diariesis a courageous, funny and captivating work.”

Prairie Fire Review of Books (Andrea Belcham, Prairie Fire, 7/2/2008)
“As is crucial to the life-writing that seeks to win the trust of its audience, Noteboom's account balances self-confidence with self-doubt, and joys alongside disappointments.”


The Final Dash: A List of Books for all the Types on Your List (Kerry Clare, 49th Shelf, 17/12/2014)
“[An] extraordinary and nuanced memoir… It's a quick, engaging and beautiful read, plus babies like the funny face on the cover, and it's designed to conveniently slip inside a diaper bag! Smart.”

Other Titles by Erin Noteboom

Seal up the thunder (2005)

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