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Belle Boggs

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Belle Boggs is the author of The Gulf, a novel; the nonfiction book The Art of Waiting: On Fertility, Medicine and Motherhood; and the story collection Mattaponi Queen. She has published work in Ecotone, Orion, Ploughshares, and Harper's, among other publications. She grew up in King William County, Virginia and is Associate Professor of English at North Carolina State University. ...more

Holiday Books Guide

On Twitter, where I spend more of my social media time these days (@BelleBoggs, that’s me), people have been posting early 2016/now photos that represent how they feel. I don’t have any kittenish photos of Mischief (RIP), but this sums up my mien, post-November 8:


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Anyway! I am giving mostly books for Christmas presents. Here are some top picks:


What Belongs to You by Garth Greenwell. An exquisit

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The Little Virtues: Essays

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The Art of Waiting: On Fert...

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The Gulf

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Mattaponi Queen

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Mothers and Strangers: Essa...

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Leave No Child Inside

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Glimmer Train Stories, #60

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“The pregnant body suggests a story we think we know: health, love, happiness.”
Belle Boggs, The Art of Waiting: On Fertility, Medicine, and Motherhood

“The life an infertile person seeks comes to her not by accident and not by fate but by hard-fought choices. How to put together the portfolio of photographs. How to answer at the home study. What clinic or doctor or procedure. Donor egg or donor sperm or donor embryo. Open or closed adoption. What country, what boxes to check or uncheck. What questions to ask, and ask again. When to start and when to stop. What to say when her child says, Tell me my story.
Belle Boggs, The Art of Waiting: On Fertility, Medicine, and Motherhood

“It is undignified to inject yourself with hormones designed to slow or enhance ovarian production. It is undignified to have your ovaries monitored by transvaginal ultrasound; to be sedated so that your eggs can be aspirated into a needle; to have your husband emerge sheepishly from a locked room with the “sample” that will be combined with your eggs under supervision of an embryologist. The grainy photo they hand you on transfer day, of your eight-celled embryo (which does not look remotely like a baby), is undignified, and so is all the waiting and despairing that follows.”
Belle Boggs, The Art of Waiting: On Fertility, Medicine, and Motherhood

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