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What We Didn't Expect

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Nov 10, 2020 | ISBN 9781612198606

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What We Didn’t Expect is a beautiful and necessary addition to the pregnancy and parenting canon. The stories so generously shared in this anthology will be familiar to many who do not always see their experiences, traumas, and joys acknowledged or honored in literature about childbirth.”—Nicole Chung, All You Can Ever Know: A Memoir

“Vital and vivid, What We Didn’t Expect is essential reading for families dealing with premature birth and its aftermath. These poignant essays span the spectrum of this experience, in all its pain and hope. Deeply compelling.”—Vanessa Hua, A River of Stars 

“This remarkable collection gives voice to the families of babies born prematurely—a group that’s larger and more multifaceted than one might expect. Melody Schreiber has deftly combined their stories into a compendium for families facing their most vulnerable time. This book will help anyone understand what it means to be a parent.”—Olga KhazanWeird: The Power of Being an Outsider in an Insider World

“Emotional… affecting essays reach out to new and prospective parents.”Kirkus 

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