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Avalanche : A Love Story (Hardcover) (Julia Leigh)

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Leigh offers her own story of attempting to have a child in her late 30s following a late marriage to her longtime on-and-off sweetheart and the realization that assisted reproduction technology would be needed. She focuses intensely on the mental journey: her "Pollyanna" optimism of wanting to believe she'd beat the odds; the pressure of balancing career and attempted pregnancy as time on the latter runs out; and the strain on her relationships with husband, sister, and mother. As she pursued increasingly aggressive interventions she also begins to reflect on the the physical strain of hormone treatments, egg extractions, implantation procedures, and the dual body-mind stress of cyclical hope and disappointment parallel with cyclical biochemical swings. Ultimately, she must come to terms with choosing to end her journey, and channeling the potentiality of maternal love she had cultivated toward a broader spectrum of relationships including with her niece. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 133
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, Health + Wellness
Sub-Genre: Infertility
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
Author: Julia Leigh
Language: English
Street Date: August 2, 2016
TCIN: 51134451
UPC: 9780393292763
Item Number (DPCI): 248-16-1928
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