Great with Child

Debra Rienstra

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Retail Price: $22.00
Subject Category: Memoir
Length: 298 pages
Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches
Binding: paper
Published: April 2008
ISBN: 978-1-60226-003-0


Debra Rienstra's meditative account of her third pregnancy and her son's first year was originally published in 2002 by Tarcher/Putnam. Out of print since 2005, it's back again in a paperback edition from WordFarm!

This memoir balances wit and reverence, reality and imagination—the mundane and the profound. Including suggestions for further reading and questions for reflection or discussion, Great with Child is a timely gift for mothers-to-be.

Book Excerpts

Chapter 1: Longing [PDF]

Chapter 10: Nesting [PDF]

Table of Contents

1. Longing
2. Possible Futures
3. Loss
4. Life
5. Weakness
6. Waiting
7. Fear
8. Joying in the Body
9. Ordination
10. Nesting
11. Him
12. Fullness
13. Danger
14. Birth
15. First Days
16. Breast Feeding
17. Later Weeks
18. Sleep
19. Attention
20. Little Man
Suggested Reading
Discussion Questions