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Great Expectations

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In this exceptional collection of original essays, twenty-five celebrated writers share one of their most intimate and life-changing experiences: giving birth. Moving, uniquely honest, and transformative, Great Expectations takes the reader on an emotional and physical journey like no other: Lynn Coady relates the painful memory of her teenage pregnancy and the anguish of having to give up her newborn for adoption; Peter Behrens expresses a father's feeling of utter helplessness and incomparable joy during the birth of his first child; Christy Ann Conlin describes pregnancy and birth at age forty; Afua Cooper reflects upon the immigrant's experience of three pregnancies and childbirths in a new land with foreign, and evolving, customs; Anne Fleming contemplates her partner's artificial insemination and the birth of a beautiful girl; and Jaclyn Moriarty transcribes her grandmother's and her mother's birth stories, along with her own, to create a tender oral history spanning three generations.

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Paperback Editions

March 2018 : Canada Paperback

Title: Great Expectations: Twenty-Five True Stories about Childbirth
Author(s): Dede Crane
ISBN: 1-4870-0389-7 / 978-1-4870-0389-0 (Canada edition)
Publisher: A List
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