Isn’t this a gorgeous cover?
A subject many women don’t talk about, but have experienced, is a miscarriage. Susan Oloier has written a novel, Fractured, which tackles this difficult and painful topic.
Even if you miscarry after knowing about your pregnancy for only a week or two, it’s still devastating. For those who want to have a baby, that wonderful potential to bring a human being into the world is lost in an instant. All that hope… vanished. And if the pregnancy lasts longer—near the second trimester—women experience labor and heavy bleeding. Many wind up in the emergency room. That’s what happened to me.
I’ve never written publically about my miscarriage. I don’t think I’m ready to provide the details even though it was 11 years ago. A year later, almost to the day, I gave birth to my daughter, who’s about to turn 10. I know that I wouldn’t have her. The lovely girl I know wouldn’t exist if I’d had that baby. But it doesn’t take away the physical and mental anguish of that day, which I still remember in vivid detail. I’d never been so alone.
Someday I’ll be brave enough to share my story.
Like Susan was brave enough to use her losses to write her novel.
But her book is about more than miscarriage:
"When Anna Kincaid has a miscarriage, her world comes crashing to a halt. Grief overwhelms her life, and she combats it with prescription medication. Her husband Lloyd does not see the event as tragic. In fact, not ready to be a father, he is relieved at the news. This creates a chasm in their marriage and splits them apart. Both Anna and Lloyd find themselves moving in different directions. Anna finds hope in a young, male colleague named Ben and comfort in her narcotics. Lloyd loses himself in work. Will their marriage survive the miscarriage, or will it always remain fractured?"
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