I got a new book today. I saw it in the bookstore the other day and when we went there today it was on sale 40% off. So I got it :)
The title is About What was Lost: 20 Writers on Miscarriages, Healing and Hope. It is edited by Jessica Berger Gross.
Here's what it says on the back of the book:
"Featuring such notable writers as Pam Houston, Joyce Maynard, Caroline Leavitt, Susanna Sonnenberg, and Julianna Baggott, among many others. About What was Lost is the only book that uses honest, eloquent, and deeply moving narrative to provide much-needed solace and support on the subject of pregnancy loss.
Today, as many as one in four pregnancies ends in miscarriage. And yet, many women are surprised to find that instead of simply grieving the end of a pregnancy, they feel as if they are mourning the loss of a child. Taken aback by their sorrow, they seek solace among others with similar experiences -- only to find that a silence and lingering stigma surrounds the topic.
Revealing a wide spectrum of perspectives, this powerful collection offers comfort and cmmunity for the millions of women (and their loved ones) who experience this all-too-common kind of loss every year."
I am hoping it is an easy read.
I am also hoping that it will give me some words to give to others who don't understand. It is so difficult to bear your soul and the pain you are feeling over losing your child, only to have the person to whom you are talking make some ridiculous comment that just causes the pain to go deeper... instead of lessening it.
I will post my feelings about the book when I have finished it :)