You're Not My Mother
When Anne Vallio gave her baby daughter up for adoption 20 years ago, she didn't tell a soul. When, for the first time, she shares her secret with a friend about to undergo an abortion, she suddenly realizes her desperate need to contact her daughter. An epistolary novel, T'es pas ma mère tells the heartwrenching story of Anne and her daughter Stephanie, and the challenges they both encounter as they are forced to look back at the past. A beautiful examination of the bonds between mothers and daughters, this first novel is also a testimony to the value of origins, motherhood, love, and courage in the face of death.
Prune Berge : Prune Berge was born in Bordeaux in 1945. She has worked in the fields of both television and book publishing and is currently head of the audiovisual department at Editions Gallimard in Paris.