Author Rebecca Walker, right, talks to Natasha Martin after signing a book for her new memoir, "Baby Love: Choosing Motherhood After a Lifetime of Ambivalence, " at the Douglass-Truth branch of the Seattle Public Library on March 22.
Walker is the bestselling author of "Black, White, and Jewish: Autobiography of a Shifting Self" and the daughter of novelist Alice Walker. Time magazine recently named Rebecca Walker "One of the 50 most influential future leaders of America." She lives with her son, Tenzin, the subject of "Baby Love," in Hawaii.
In "Baby Love," Walker tells the story of her pregnancy: not just the physical evolution, but also the emotional and intellectual transformation from ambivalence to certainty to unconditional love. It's the story of the birth of her son, as well as the tale of a generation — a wise, thought-provoking and engaging memoir by a writer who has proven to be an important voice of her era.