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Joy, Interrupted: An Anthology on Motherhood and Loss

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Joy can be interrupted - but not lost. Most people think of motherhood as a joyous experience, but for some it can be an experience of interrupted joy. This anthology delves into the subject of motherhood and loss from different perspectives of authors and artists from all over the world.

The book is uniquely structured around the five stages of grief, mirroring the grief
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Paperback, 1st, 198 pages
Published May 7th 2013 by Fat Daddy's Farm
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Sherokee Ilse
Jul 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing

This review is from: Joy, Interrupted: An Anthology on Motherhood and Loss (Paperback)
Joy, Interrupted: An anthology on Motherhood and Loss, Melissa Miles McCarter, editor

Be prepared to smile with understanding at the joys of motherhood's anticipation and love, then cry with sadness at the heartache of the loss of mothers' hopes and dreams.

This anthology offers a range of stories, poetry, artwork, essays, all snapshots of the love mothers have for their children and the wrenching anguish that al
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Stephanie Cole
Jun 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
In the opening piece of Joy, Interrupted: An Anthology on Motherhood and Loss, Editor Melissa Miles McCarter explains that she “wanted to show myriad types of loss through the widest array of voices.” This book does just that. The selections artfully examine a variety of human experiences that disrupt the daily joys of life and threaten to rock the foundation on which we build our identities as mothers.

McCarter suggests that the reader take an unorthodox approach to this book, proposing that we
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Nina
Apr 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Disclaimer: I am a contributor to this anthology

McCarter has put together a phenomenal anthology on motherhood and loss. The prose, poetry, and art cover diverse situations, ranging from infertility, miscarriage, stillbirth and SIDS to adoption, disability, and illness. There is even work discussing the relationship with and/or death of one’s own mother.

The collection starts with a poignant introduction by McCarter stating why she put this anthology together. The book is organized in 5 sections
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Darcee Kraus
May 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Breath-taking and soul-wrenching. I have not felt so much emotion from reading in my entire life. The poems and stories are fantastic and convey the emotions of the author straight into a part of you made up merely of humanity. A wonderful collection.

Darcee Kraus
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May 04, 2015 rated it liked it
I received this as a first read. This was a really unique concept for a book. This was dealing with the five stages of grief dealing with a loss of the child. These anthology was very well written. A good read.
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discussion about Joy, Interrupted 1 1 Jan 18, 2012 11:17AM  
Melissa Miles McCarter lives in a small rural community of Arcadia Valley in Southeast Missouri, with her husband, Dr. William Matthew McCarter, step-son Britin, and menagerie of pets in a Civil War era home.

In addition to being an editor, memoirist and novelist, McCarter has written numerous articles and columns about mental illness and popular culture, infertility, and postfeminism.

Melissa's wri
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