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The Resource Avalanche : a love story, Julia Leigh

Avalanche : a love story, Julia Leigh

Label
Avalanche : a love story
Title
Avalanche
Title remainder
a love story
Statement of responsibility
Julia Leigh
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A personal account of the author's failed efforts to have a child discusses the agonizing realities of infertility and modern scientific approaches, recounting her struggles through various therapies before making the decision to end treatment and redirect her love elsewhere,"--NoveList
  • At the age of 38, acclaimed novelist Julia Leigh made her first visit to the in vitro fertilization (IVF) clinic, full of hope. So started a long and costly journey of nightly injections, blood tests, surgeries, and rituals. Writing in the immediate aftermath of her decision to stop treatment, Leigh lays bare the truths of her experience: the highs of hope and the depths of disappointment, the grip of yearning and desire, the toll on her relationships, and the unexpected graces and moments of black humor. Along the way she navigates the science of IVF, copes with the impact of treatment, and reconciles the seductive promises of the worldwide multi-billion-dollar IVF industry with the reality. Avalanche is the book that has finally been written on IVF treatment: a courageous, compelling, and ultimately wise account of a profoundly important and widespread experience. At the heart of this work is an exploration of who and how we love. It is a story we can all relate to--about the dreams we have, defeated or otherwise, for ourselves, our loves, and our relationships. Avalanche bears witness to Leigh's raw desire, suffering, strength, and, in the end, transformation, and her shift to a different kind of love.--Adapted from dust jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Leigh, Julia
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Leigh, Julia
  • Infertility
  • Infertility
  • Fertilization in vitro, Human
Label
Avalanche : a love story, Julia Leigh
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
133 pages
Isbn
9780393292763
Lccn
2016010871
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)951563261
  • (OCoLC)ocn951563261
  • 804854
Label
Avalanche : a love story, Julia Leigh
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
133 pages
Isbn
9780393292763
Lccn
2016010871
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)951563261
  • (OCoLC)ocn951563261
  • 804854

Library Locations

    • Topeka & Shawnee County Public LibraryBorrow it
      1515 SW 10th Ave , Topeka, Kansas, 66604, US
      39.050746 -95.696533
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