The Wet Nurse’s Tale is a quirky and enjoyable debut novel. Susan Rose, the wet nurse of the title, is the perfect narrator—superbly of her time in manners and perspective, but timeless in her hope for a better life for her children and her complicated feelings about her family. She is funny and sweet in turn, and I loved following her struggles and triumphs. From the central struggle of the book, introduced at midpoint, I could barely put the book down—I was completely engaged in Susan’s struggle. Even more poignant, however, was that I nursed my own baby while reading this delightful book.