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Baby Dust

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  224 ratings  ·  29 reviews
The five women sitting in the circle of chairs all had great dreams of motherhood.

Then their babies died.

Melinda sees blood on the floor every day after her loss. Dot believes the wrath of God caused her baby to die. Teenage Tina is trolling internet dating sites for a father for another baby, and Janet’s failure to cry means her wedding is off. Stella, the support group l
Paperback, 256 pages
Published October 1st 2011 by Casey Shay Press (first published July 19th 2011)
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Feb 13, 2014 rated it liked it
I was surprised to find one of the character's suffered a molar pregnancy, but I was disappointed with this section of the book. Not due to I accuracy, which there was some, but because I am currently going through the aftermath of a molar pregnancy and she chose the one character that was completely devoid of any emotion to be the one with GTD. And after the d&c, she's completely fine. The storybook happy endings are nice I guess, but didn't make me feel any better. Some portions of the book re ...more
Oct 03, 2011 rated it liked it
If you've never suffered through the loss of a baby (through miscarriage, infant loss, or stillbirth) then these characters may seem totally wacko to you. But if you have been through this, then they will intrigue you. Even if you didn't have the same thoughts as some, you can relate completely. I like the way she made the characters meet in an unconventional way and told of the hardships in their lives along with the loss...the whole book wasn't about loss, just a way to get the characters toge ...more
Aug 21, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Each pregnancy loss is definitely uniquie, but I repeatedly found myself relating to each of the women in the novel Baby Dust. At times I felt like the author had read my mind and penned my thoughts and emotions. I was reaching for the book at every spare moment I had.
Jennifer Brown
Apr 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
There are so few books that deal with pregnancy and delivery issues and complications but this one came into my hands when I was grieving and needed it most. At times when it is so hard to talk to others, sometimes it just comforts to be able to understand what someone else is going through and that you are not alone. This book while intensely sad, tells the stories of different women and how they cope with a common sadness in their own ways. Wether you are reading this to understand or to find ...more
Michele Rodriguez
Apr 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
I was lent this book after experiencing loss and it has helped me feel less isolated. The author dedicated the book to the babies who were lost after years of research.
Susan Bazzett-Griffith
There are certain topics that are rarely well portrayed in fiction, and I think the experience of having a miscarriage is one of them. This book, within a structure of a few chapters each dedicated to a different woman's stories and how they fit together, tries to tackle this subject, and I think in some cases, does an ok job, but at the same time, some of the narratives do seem forced rather than organic. I give Deanna Roy credit for writing a solid novel about a difficult topic. If it isn't pe ...more
Oct 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was a lovely, sensitive novel about the many ways to cope with pregnancy loss. Each character had parts which resonated deeply with me, and there was enough humour mixed with the sad subject matter to provide a healthy balance.

I thoroughly enjoyed the fact that although based on real women, this was in novel format, rather than a preachy, self-help book, and the happy endings are a light point to focus on while going through dark times.

(I did lose it while reading the list of angel baby
Lora Osborn
Oct 18, 2011 rated it really liked it
“Baby Dust” provides a unique perspective of what women go through when they lose their babies – how they struggle through the pain when no one else realizes that they ARE babies. Roy has created an emotional and unforgettable journey that exposes the hearts and feelings of women who have had a miscarriage. “Baby Dust” does not sugar coat the pain and it will leave you aching for these women that have experienced a great loss often unrecognized as that by society.

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Nov 12, 2011 rated it really liked it
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Finished this book yesterday. I really enjoyed it. It is such sensitive material, but Roy expresses it so well.It is broken up into 5 parts - each part linking to the other, but still a story in itself. This author writes from first hand experience and bases each story on a combination of women she knows and has interviewed. The subject of the book is tragic, but the writing is superb...worth the read.
Oct 28, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2012
With being overly sensitive lately, I don't know why I decided to read this book right now. It was very emotional and sometimes difficult to read what these ladies were enduring after each ones loss. Don't get me wrong, it was a good story...just must be in the right mindset to read. And, if you have has a loss, be prepared for all the memories o come flooding back while reading this and after... ...more
Dec 03, 2012 rated it liked it
I thought this book was pretty good. I recently lost my son at 18.5 weeks gestation. I was recommended this book through Pintrest. I could relate to the hurt, anguish, pain, guilt, and anger that the characters felt. I didn't like the endings to each woman's "story". Each of them had a happy ending. Life doesn't work out that way. I felt these endings weren't very realistic. ...more
Oct 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
this book is about the life's of women who have lost their baby's and the life before and after. this book is great for women that are going through this lose it show that everyone groves and acts differently . ...more
Sep 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This book is a great read for anyone that has experienced the loss of a baby to miscarriage.
It's very sad in places but incredibly accurate. Having lost three to miscarriage myself, I could totally relate to this book.
Jul 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful, emotional, heart-wrenching read. I cried a lot through this book. I have had 2 miscarriages and I could relate so well to what these ladies were going through. Well-written and engrossing, I will read it again and again.
Jennifer Van hise
Jan 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book helped me to feel "normal" as we went through some very difficult times. Tear jerker for sure! ...more
Dec 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
I was really surprised and impressed by how thoughtfully and sensitively this book came across. Definitely not just another work in the chick lit category.
Angela Thompson
Jan 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is a heartwarming story about how different types of women, from all walks of life, deal with the loss of a child. Very emotional read for any woman who has experienced a loss.
Sarah Mains
Nov 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

What a rollercoaster of emotions. I did not have a dry eye from start to finish. I know how these women feel I have been there myself.
Ladan Pourvatan
Jan 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was so well written that I felt I was getting the support needed as well as the women in the group. I related so well to Melinda. I haven’t dealt with my grief for years and I feel a little lighter after reading this book. Made me acknowledge how real my pain was and that it was ok to grieve.
Dominique DeMass
Feb 08, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A solemn reminder that loss comes in all shapes and forms and can affect anybody, but that there is still much to give and live for even after a miscarriage.
Feb 07, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 stars
Anita NotherBook
This is one of the best books I've read in awhile. It was very timely and appropriate for me, and so i must say that if anyone has experienced a miscarriage or stillbirth, you will totally be able to relate to this book. It's about a group of women who meet in a support group for moms who have experienced pregnancy or infant loss. It traces each woman's story and background. I couldn't put the book down and I am really grateful to the author for having written this book. I had an early miscarria ...more
Sep 16, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: chic-lit
This book was pretty well written, but the characters and their storylines all seemed a little stereotypical; ie. the pregnant teen who's boyfriend leaves, the career focused business woman, the step-mother who has to compete with the ex-wife and live the high-society lifestyle. I guess the book was trying to cater to an broad female demographic, but it just didn't help create realistic characters. ...more
May 08, 2015 rated it liked it
Having dealt with pregnancy loss/miscarriage this book appealed to me to help me understand others in a similar situation. However it was quite depressing and at times the scenarios felt over fictionalised... And not realistic. More of these books are needed but we need a real account
Jun 05, 2015 rated it liked it
The book I needed at this point in my life
5 women going through loss of children/miscarriage.
Adrienne Jenkins
Good read

I really enjoyed this book. I somehow felt peace while I read it. I think anyone that has been through this or know someone who has should read this book.
Oct 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
Even though I have never been pregnant or had a miscarriage it was good to read what women go through and how they can overcome this horrible experience.
May 12, 2012 rated it liked it
Any book that helps a woman with pregnancy loss is worth my time. This one will appeal to some women and not others, of course, but I am grateful to add it to my library of resources.
Lorraine Jones
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Feb 02, 2020
Crystal Ipiña
rated it it was ok
Dec 17, 2020
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