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Flesh & Blood

Reflections on Infertility, Family, and Creating a Bountiful Life: A Memoir

by N. West Moss

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Books That Address Infertility

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In Flesh & Blood, author N. West Moss writes of her struggles with infertility, detailing her emotional reactions to miscarriages and an illness resulting in a hysterectomy. The feelings, experiences and circumstances surrounding an inability to conceive are multifaceted and varied, and so are the works of literature that have addressed it as a subject. Below are five books that deal with the personal fallout of infertility and its broader effects.

Books About Infertility

Brood by Jackie Polzin

Kirkus Reviews calls Flesh & Blood "similar in spirit" to Jackie Polzin's novel Brood, as both books are about women who grapple with their inability to have children while immersing themselves in the animal world: In Moss's case, a praying mantis and cats; for Polzin's protagonist and first-person narrator, the chickens that she cares for with her husband Percy. Unlike in Flesh & Blood, this unnamed narrator remains somewhat mysterious to the reader, as she avoids giving too much information about ...

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