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When I received this ARC I was very nervous. I struggle with infertility and it tends to be a rigger for me when reading books especially ones with happy endings.
I loved this book. It was honest and refreshing. I felt comforted and cozy ...more
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As a mother of three with a rather textbook experience with childbirth and women’s health, it was humbling to read of Moss’s adverse experiences and their emotional toll. Her descriptions of each part of the journey were open, vivid and introspective.
Moss not only details her physical health issues, she analyzes her emotional response to those problems as well. She writes frequently of her maternal grandmother, whom she only knew for a short time as a child. She ...more
Reflections on Infertility, Family, and Creating a Bountiful Life: A Memoir
By: N. West Moss
Biographies and Memoirs
Publish Date 12 October 2021
50 Book ReviewsProfessional Reader
I would first like to thank both NetGalley and Algonquin books for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book.
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Kirkus starred review calls it: “A moving, well-rendered portrait of the seriously ailing artist”
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The tale is told in short, fast-paced chapters which flow from one subject to another. There is no trudging around in the muck. One chapter is about grandma’s calendar, the next is about a felled pine tree, the following about the family history in New Orleans. Moss’ ...more
In this slim memoir, Moss rejoices in love and nature, reflects on the lives of her mother and grandmother, and gets intimate about bleeding disease and hysterectomy convalescence. I've known women who have had similar issues. My sister had to have two blood transfusions due to bleeding from fibroids. She is scheduled for a hysterectomy; I think I will pass this life-affirming book on to her. This author celebrat ...more