[PDF] Download ☆ The Baby Merchant | by ☆ Kit Reed

By Kit Reed | Comments: ( 219 ) | Date: ( Jul 18, 2019 )

The baby business is booming Billions of dollars are spent each year on strollers, cribs, and clothing, not to mention assisted reproduction and adoption With fertility rates dropping precipitously in the US and babies becoming ever valuable as a combination of status symbol and perfect accessory, there s clearly a developing market for someone like Tom Starbird ToThe baby business is booming Billions of dollars are spent each year on strollers, cribs, and clothing, not to mention assisted reproduction and adoption With fertility rates dropping precipitously in the US and babies becoming ever valuable as a combination of status symbol and perfect accessory, there s clearly a developing market for someone like Tom Starbird Tom is The Baby Merchant though he d never think of himself in such terms In his mind, Tom creates perfect families by matching famous couples with prime but neglected newborns Tom s a master of surveillance and secret pickups His small staff is extremely well paid, especially the doctor who implants the government required tracking chip into each infant s developing skull.Sasha Egan is a talented artist feeling trapped by an accidental pregnancy Determined to place her child with a loving family, Sasha is jolted by the arrival, at her chosen home for unwed mothers, of the unborn baby s father Behind Gary s insincere protestations of love, Sasha detects the hand of her powerful, wealthy grandmother Nearly nine months pregnant, Sasha disappears, going to ground at a seedy motel.Jake Zorn is a crusading TV journalist who has broken some of the biggest scandals of the day His life is perfect except that he and his rainmaker attorney wife, Maury, cannot have children They ve tried everything repeated miscarriages drove Maury to a terrible act that makes adoption agencies turn them away.Tom Starbird is Jake s last chance, but it s too late Tom wants out of the baby business Jake Zorn knows than a few hard truths about Tom Starbird, and he s not afraid to expose them to the nation.Desperate to find a baby for the Zorns, Tom Starbird settles on Sasha Egan as the perfect supplier.Soon Sasha s baby will be born And many lives will be forever altered.


  • Title: The Baby Merchant
  • Author: Kit Reed
  • ISBN: 9780765315502
  • Page: 273
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

Kit Reed

Kit Reed was an American author of both speculative fiction and literary fiction, as well as psychological thrillers under the pseudonym Kit Craig.Her 2013 best of collection, The Story Until Now, A Great Big Book of Stories was a 2013 Shirley Jackson Award nominee A Guggenheim fellow, she was the first American recipient of an international literary grant from the Abraham Woursell Foundation She s had stories in, among others, The Yale Review, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Omni and The Norton Anthology of Contemporary Literature Her books Weird Women, Wired Women and Little Sisters of the Apocalypse were finalists for the Tiptree Prize A member of the board of the Authors League Fund, she served as Resident Writer at Wesleyan University.


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Comments The Baby Merchant

  • Petra X

    This story of a baby shortage set in the near future had some interesting characterisations. The main character of the story was portrayed as an enigmatic man of style, cool to the nth degree, had been so disturbed by his disfunctional childhood that he kidnapped babies and sold them to the most deserving of the highest bidders and felt he did good in the world. In truth, of course, he was a most despicable felon and killer. The other main character was far too heavy-handed too often to be reali [...]


  • Amanda

    Kit Reed was an acquaintance of mine from a conference she's been attending for years. When I snagged The Baby Merchant a few years ago in the book room (signed copy!), I knew it would be great for teaching my college classes about communication, media, and ethics. This fall, I assigned the text to my ethics class, and it was generally well-received by the student. The core of the book is about pregnancy, babies, and families, and for students who are on the cusp on thinking about that next stag [...]


  • Tammy Downing

    A very engaging story about a man who grabs unwanted babies to sell to parents who can't have babies of their own. He gets blackmailed by a slimy journalist and pulls off one last baby grab. He has regrets and does what it takes to right his wrongs.


  • Sandra "Jeanz"

    MY REVIEWFor some reason I had thought that this book was more dystopian and perhaps along the lines of Bumped by Megan McCafferty, having said that it was a really good read. I enjoyed this book even though it wasn't exactly what I was expecting. Kit Reed writes so well and describes things so well that you can, for example, imagine the surroundings of the Del Mar motel. The book has quite complex relationships in it. The relationship between Tom and Daria. That even though Tom feels Daria neve [...]


  • J-J lover of books

    Let me start by saying this, This book would make a great film. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Right onto my reviewI did give this book a hard time, yes in places it was slow. There was a chapter that i didn't understand why it was there, it didn't seem to add anything to the book.But, that said, i did enjoy the book. It took me a while to warm to the characters, i did eventually like them. Daria Starbird, not sure i like her now, she still seems self absorbed, Tom [...]


  • Rebekkila

    An interesting story about a future where women have fertility issues and babies are hard to come by. Babies are stolen so often that they are chipped within three months of birth. The story insinuates that chipped babies are given some advantages such as better jobs and schools when they grow up. There are also some sinister implications because you can never be off the grid while chipped. Happily the story didn't get into that and the whole conspiracy thing. This was the story of Tom, a baby m [...]


  • Gayla Champenois

    Wow! I just stumbled on to this book by accident.I read this book from start to finnish in one sitting. The story line drew me in and held on to me. Having infertility issues myself and running the through all of the emotions that go along with so desparitly wanting to have a baby I can totaly relate to this story line. Wanting something so badly that you can't think of anything else and the despiration and guilt you feel when your body won't do what you are born to do - pro-create.Totaly plausa [...]


  • Bookmarks Magazine

    Kit Reed, author of Thinner Than Thou and other novels, has written an SF satire and psychological thriller that provokes larger questions about money, status, happiness, parenting, and even technology (newborns receive microchips in their heads). Instead of idealizing the parent-child relationship, Reed shows a refreshing array of emotions that asks what it really means to raise and care for another human being. The Robin Hood-esque character of Tom Starbird captivated all critics; when he disa [...]


  • Rachel

    I found the beginning of this novel hard to read - the mom-to-be is confronted with many uncomfortable situations outside of her control, which was difficult for all involved because she's a control freak. It was prickly reading.However, the author does delightful things in a mechanical sense. Characters are set up that you root for as well as characters that you can't stand, and then their wants/needs are juxtaposed so that no happy ending seems possible. The villain is wonderfully repugnant. I [...]


  • Rachel "Rai29"

    I thoroughly enjoyed The Baby Merchant. Whilst both Tom Starbird and Sasha Egan were either unwillingly or unknowingly involved in Jake Zorn's search for a baby, they had starkly contrasting opinions and lives, which made reading from each of their perspectives fascinating. My favourite character was Sasha, because despite being indecisive and inexperienced she remained determined to make sure her child would have the best care whether that meant him being with her or with another family. I real [...]


  • Agathafrye

    So, this was good! I like the premise behind this book: it's the future, the US has outlawed adoptions from other countries, babies are now a hot commodity. The main character relieves overburdened mothers of their unwanted babies (read: steals), and then rehomes them in rich homes who want a baby desperately and don't care how they get them. It was an interesting story. I found the ending slightly unsatisfactory, but I have a tendency to do that. Anyhow, good. Not great, but highly satisfactory [...]


  • Shelley

    This wasn't as good of a book as I thought it was going to be. The synopsis on the back really draws you in, but the book is written weirdly and seems to drag on. It was one of those books I had to force myself to finish, just because I can't just stop reading a book. The topic was interesting, but not a great book.


  • Jamie

    weird, this guy is stealing babies and selling them to parents who can't conceive was ok. i didn't finish it. i think it was due at the library before i left for vaca or something. but i'm not heartbroken that i didn't finish it, so that says something.


  • Natalie

    The idea of a near-future black market in babies who haven't yet been microchipped by the authorities was intriguing -- but the societal questions were quickly set aside in favor of weak thrillerish plot and a heavy-handed moral at the end. Disappointing.


  • Angela

    This isn't a bad book, but I had a hard time identifying with any of the characters. Of course, I don't have any kids of my own, or any desire for any, so that's quite possibly a factor of how I work, rather than a lack in the writing.


  • Oyceter

    reed starts with an intriguing premise, but i was ultimately unsatisfied by the conclusion. i particularly disliked how the conclusion still skews toward motherhood, despite the originally satirical tone, and i felt reed hadn't thoroughly examined the messages in her story.


  • Melissa

    Horribly written in supposed English language that really was abused to the point of thinking a teenager wrote it. Storyline was promising but Ms. Reed couldn't deliver it if her life depended on it.


  • R

    Good book, she is a very interesting writer. I liked Thinner Than Thou a bit better, even though it was a bit more far fetched.


  • Ling Ling

    It would have been better had I not seen Children of Men.


  • Breezy

    Creepy and interesting, although the main character rang false around the middle of the novel.


  • Alison

    Odd storyI didn't think it was particularly well written.


  • Brad Warren

    Not too bad--Wouldn't recommend to a pregnant woman. Then Rebecca told me she read it when she was pregnant. I guess the Omen is scarier:)


  • Bob Rust

    The Baby Merchant (2006) is a Near Future thriller about a man who steals babies.


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