Friday, April 11, 2008

How infertility books end

A woman in my support group (one of the ones who still isn't pregnant) had recently read the book "Waiting for Daisy." When she finished she was so angry that she threw it across the room.

I had enjoyed the book, but I understand her frustration. Books about infertility invariably end with pregnancy. I have never read a book where the major character ends up adopting or lives child-free. Why is that? Is it too anticlimactic or depressing for a publisher to accept it? I would really like to read about someone who doesn't have a baby, and moves on with her life.

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