Born for You by Magdalena McGuire


Filled with humour and heart, Born for You charts the lives of women as they transition from self to mother, from child to adult, from certainty to uncertainty.

In twelve distinct but spiritually interwoven stories, we meet women at the crossroads of change. A woman’s desire to nurture takes a surprising twist. A new mother learns about love in a pandemic. A visit to the tropics sparks questions of inheritance and legacy.
These stories take the pulse of women’s inner lives, exploring the pressure points that reveal our best and worst selves and the moments of reckoning that shape a future. Born for You asks: how do we love and care for another person when our world has tilted on its axis?
Magdalena McGuire’s stunning first collection is an insightful and hopeful exploration of family life and desire.