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An Empty Lap: One Couples Journey to Parenthood
An Empty Lap: One Couples Journey to Parenthood by Jill Smolowe 0671004379 9780671004378
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An Empty Lap: One Couples Journey to Parenthood by Jill Smolowe

Joe and I had been forthright about children. I was pretty sure I wanted them, Joe was pretty sure he didnt. Since we each perceived in the other some room for movement, the difference didnt worry us. Then priorities shifted, needs changed.... In her late thirties, journalist Jill Smolowes life and career atTimemagazine was on track. Her husband, Joe, was still her most trusted confidante and best friend. And now that she and Joe had decided finally to have a child, Jill assumed the pregnancy that had come so easily to all the women in her family would be her own next chapter. But nature had a different script in mind.As her quest for a child swerved from the roller coaster of infertility procedures toward the baffling maze of adoption options, Jills desperation deepened -- while Joes resistance to children only hardened. In the fog of depression, disappointments, and dead ends, their marriage began to founder. Then, halfway around the world, in Yangzhou, China, she encountered a future shed never imagined might be hers.Honest and intimate,An Empty Lapis as much a window on a marriage as on a high-stakes baby chase. Compelling, beautifully told and as insightful as a novel, its filled with emotions that anyone who has yearned for a child will recognize.

Author: Jill Smolowe

Language: English

Edition: 1edit

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 288

Publisher: Pocket Books

Publication Date: 1998-10-01

Our Price: $4.74

ISBN: 0671004379

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