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"Joe and I had been forthright about children. I was pretty sure I wanted them, Joe was pretty sure he didn't. Since we each perceived in the other some room for movement, the difference didn't worry us. Then priorities shifted, needs changed...."

In her late thirties, journalist Jill Smolowe's life and career at Time magazine was on track. Her husband, Joe, was still her most trusted confidante and best friend. And now that she and Joe had decided finally to have a child, Jill assumed the pregnancy that had come so easily to all the women in her family would be her own next chapter. But nature had a different script in mind.

As her quest for a child swerved from the roller coaster of infertility procedures toward the baffling maze of adoption options, Jill's desperation deepened — while Joe's resistance to children only hardened. In the fog of depression, disappointments, and dead ends, their marriage began to founder. Then, halfway around the world, in Yangzhou, China, she encountered a future she'd never imagined might be hers.

Honest and intimate, An Empty Lap is as much a window on a marriage as on a high-stakes baby chase. Compelling, beautifully told and as insightful as a novel, it's filled with emotions that anyone who has yearned for a child will recognize.

Synopsis:

In her late thirties, award-winning author Jill Smolowe and her husband finally decided to have a child--but nature threw them a curve. Here is an honest, intimate account of a childless couple's tough choices.

About the Author

Jill Smolowe is an award-winning veteran journalist whose articles have appeared in Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, Boston Globe, People, Family Life, Adoptive Families and other publications. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, Joe Treen, an assistant managing editor at People, and their daughter, Becky.

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ISBN:
9780671004378
Author:
Smolowe, Jill
Publisher:
Pocket Books
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Parenting
Subject:
Infertility
Subject:
Reproductive Medicine & Technology
Subject:
Adoption
Subject:
Interracial adoption
Subject:
Parenting - General
Subject:
General Self-Help
Subject:
Adoption & Fostering
Subject:
Interracial adoption -- United States.
Subject:
Foster parents -- United States -- Biography.
Subject:
Child Care and Parenting-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
19981031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.31 in 13.405 oz

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