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What We Carry by Kalyn Fogarty
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What We Carry

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What We Carry by Kalyn Fogarty
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Aug 10, 2021 | ISBN 9781643858470

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Praise for What We Carry:
“Layers of insightful, beautifully rendered prose and absorbing monologues shine a light through a multi-faceted prism of loss and grief that ultimately reflects the hopeful beauty of learning how to start over.”
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“Heartbreakingly honest and wonderfully emotional, What We Carry is a poignant and heartfelt novel of learning–and loving–through loss, filled with characters you long to root for.”
—Kate Hewitt, USA Today bestselling author of When You Were Mine

“In a tender story about one woman’s anguished choices in her determination to become a mother, Kalyn Fogarty takes an unsparing look at the raw courage it sometimes requires to do those things most people take for granted. Fogarty understands human nature and the ways in which compassion for another species — in this case, horses — can teach us the truest understanding of ourselves.”
—Jacquelyn Mitchard, author The Deep End of the Ocean

What We Carry takes readers on a journey from to the depths of despair and back again in a moving tribute to motherhood. The family dynamics between Cassidy, Claire, and Joan are gripping. Their story of functional dysfunction will keep you turning pages to find out what happens next.”
—Jennifer Bardsley, author of Sweet Bliss

“Few losses are as shattering as the death of a child, but when that loss occurs as a miscarriage, parents often find themselves isolated in their grief. This fresh, unflinchingly honest story depicts the chronic ache of grief, the challenge of self-forgiveness, and ultimately, the achievement of a new sense of balance. With fully drawn characters that will live in your heart long after the last page, this moving portrait is not to be missed.”
—Rebecca Hodge, author of Wildland

What We Carry is an emotionally charged roller-coaster ride. A powerful and engrossing read. We need more books like this in the world. Kalyn Fogarty tackles the topic of miscarriage—an experience which is too common, and yet not talked about enough. Clearly borne of the author’s own pain and wisdom brought from the experience, Fogarty delves into how it feels to lose a child and the impact on all of Cassidy’s relationships. Studded with beautiful and thought-provoking lines like “no-one gives you a manual for grief.” And “I never imagined ten years unraveling in ten days”, Fogarty is a new author with a clear voice. Poignant, thought-provoking. Perfect book club fiction, with so much to discuss. Filled with nuggets of wisdom about grief, love and life in general.
—Lainey Cameron, award-winning author of The Exit Strategy

“Kalyn’s hauntingly beautiful novel What We Carry perfectly captures the emotional heartbreak of miscarriage and, indeed, loss at any stage of pregnancy. Her characters remind us that even in the wake of an unthinkable tragedy, love and hope are worth fighting for. This is a powerful story that will shed light on an often misunderstood topic and move readers in countless, untold ways!”
—Monica Novak, author of The Good Grief Club

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