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The Baby Void: My Quest for Motherhood

3.44  ·  Rating Details ·  39 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
A wonderfully fresh, authentic, and unexpected book on a serious topic--a woman's quest to conceive.
The Baby Void is a reflection of a woman's strong desire to have a child, intertwined with her hopes for a fulfilling life. Sadly, one out of six couples struggles with infertility. This searingly honest narrative explores the emotional rollercoaster of love, loss, and what
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Paperback, 160 pages
Published February 12th 2008 by skirt! (first published 2001)
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Samantha
Aangezien ik onverwachts ergens een uur te vroeg belande en ik mijn gewone boek niet bij me had, besloot ik een kort ebookje te lezen. Deze paste tegelijkertijd mooi in mijn 2015 reading challenge 'a book written by a female author'.

Eisprong vertelt het verhaal van Judith, die samen met haar vriend moeite heeft met zwanger worden. Een roman over het verdriet en de onbegrip. Het gevoel van verlies en het gevoel dat je faalt. Jaloezie, boosheid en toch ook, uiteindelijk, acceptatie.

Het verhaal is
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Iida Mäkinen
Oct 31, 2016 Iida Mäkinen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rakkaustesti on suora kertomus lapsettomuudesta. Kun luonnollisesta asiasta tuleekin luonnoton, kun pään varaa pakkoajatus lisääntymisestä ja kaikki asian vuoksi tehty ja tekemätön vievät kirjan pariskunnan lopulta kohti lapsettomuushoitoja. Teos kuvasi kaunistelematta tuntemuksia naisen näkökulmasta (hyvin vahvasti juuri naisen) ja lukijana koin samanlaisia tunteita kuin hänkin. Hyvä lukukokemus on mielestäni juuri sellainen missä koen tarinan henkilön itselleni tutuksi ja pystyn myötäelämään ...more
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