“Her Daughter’s Mother: a Novel” (Putnam), by Daniela Petrova

For some couples, the plan to have a child becomes an all-consuming quest when they are faced with infertility issues. That’s the situation for New York art curator Lana Stone in “Her Daughter’s Mother,” Daniela Petrova’s gripping and quite plausible debut.

Lana and her partner, Tyler, have been trying to have a baby almost from the day they moved in together. Miscarriages, hormone shots and the constant focus on getting pregnant have drained the couple emotionally and financially and Lana’s career is in tatters. At 39, Lana believes her last chance to have a baby is to be implanted with eggs from a donor. But a few days before the egg transfer, Tyler leaves her, telling

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