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Great Expectations

Twenty-Four True Stories about Childbirth

by Dede Crane & Lisa Moore

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Edited by master storyteller Dede Crane and award-winning author Lisa Moore, both of whom contribute their own stories, Great Expectations is a must-have collection for parents and parents-to-be.

Uniquely honest and transformative, Great Expectations takes the reader on an emotional and physical journey like no other: Lynn Coady relates the painful memory of her teenage pregnancy and the anguish of having to give up her newborn for adoption; Peter Behrens expresses a father's feeling of utter helplessness and incomparable joy during the birth of his first child; Christy Ann Conlin describes pregnancy at age forty; Afua Cooper reflects upon the immigrant's experience of three pregnancies and childbirths in a new land with evolving customs; Anne Fleming chooses a male donor with her same-sex partner; and Jaclyn Moriarty transcribes her grandmother's and her mother's birth stories, along with her own, to create a tender oral history spanning three generations.

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Dede Crane

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Lisa Moore (English, Memorial University of Newfoundland) has written two collections of short stories, Degrees of Nakedness and Open, and three novels, Alligator, February, and Caught, as well as a stage play based on her novel February, by the same title. Lisa’s most recent work, Flannery, is a young adult novel. She is the coeditor of Great Expectations: 24 True Stories about Birth by Canadian Writers and the editor of the anthology The Penguin Book of Contemporary Short Stories by Canadian Women.

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