Synopses & Reviews
An earthy, honest and heart-breaking memoir of a young mother and her premature babies, Serenade for a Small Family is a simple, moving, and unforgettable story of love and loss. Ingrid Laguna never did things the easy wayshe spent much of her young adulthood rebelling against conformism, playing in a mostly girl band and traveling around Australia, before marrying Ben and going to live in Alice Springs. Pregnancy didn't come easily either but, through IVF, she finally fell pregnant. And when she went into premature labor at 23 weeks and her twin sons were born-each weighing about the same as a pat of butter and small enough to fit into the palm of her handshe had to call on all her reserves of strength and stubbornness to see the journey through and be the mother that her sons needed. This is an earthy, honest, and heartbreaking memoir about what it means to love; and about the terrible powerlessness and torment involved when there is fear of losing a child. Yet despite the pain and anguish, Ingrid's memoir is at its heart about how we can experience unimaginable difficultyand still somehow find the spirit to come through blazing with love and optimism and even a kind of joy.
About the Author
Ingrid Laguna is a writer, student, and musician who has toured Europe, Asia, and Australia, recorded several albums, and taken percussion and songwriting workshops.