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An Empty Lap: One Couple's Journey to Parenthood by [Jill Smolowe]

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An Empty Lap: One Couple's Journey to Parenthood Kindle Edition

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Length: 288 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Language: English

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USA Today [A] heartwrenching account...readers of either gender will relate.

Entertainment Weekly Engrossing....Smolowe's unromanticized understanding of what it takes for two highly opinionated adults to work through some of coupledom's most stressful challenges is what gives this book its appeal....She makes compelling general-interest reading out of a special-interest subject.

Deborah Tannen, Ph.D. Author of You Just Don't Understand and Talking from 9 to 5 Reading An Empty Lap is like staying up all night listening to a friend filling you in on the important events in her life. You know how things turned out, but you want to hear all the details. Jill Smolowe's honesty is compelling. It's like a thriller, only the terrain is emotional.

Kay Redfield Jamison Author of An Unquiet Mind and professor of psychiatry, The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Extraordinarily moving, and wonderfully written, An Empty Lap is one woman's account of love, hope, lost hope, and then, finally, great and well-earned joy. The book is completely engaging. Jill Smolowe and her husband endured much to adopt a child but, when at last they succeed, their delight is utterly and boundlessly contagious. The complexities and resilience of their love story are woven together in a riveting way. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Jill Smolowe is an award-winning veteran journalist whose articles have appeared in Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, Boston Globe, People, Family Life, Adoptive Families and other publications. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, Joe Treen, an assistant managing editor at People, and their daughter, Becky. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

Product details

  • Publisher : Atria Books (10 December 2013)
  • Language : English
  • File size : 1336 KB
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print length : 288 pages
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