Dear Barbara, Dear Lynne: The True Story of Two Women in Search of Motherhood

Barbara Shulgold, Author, Lynne Sipiora, With
Barbara Shulgold, Author, Lynne Sipiora, With Addison Wesley Publishing Company $22 (236p) ISBN 978-0-201-60841-0
Reviewed on: 09/28/1992
Release date: 10/01/1992
Although many books address the emotional burdens and consequences of infertility, few are as deeply personal or as moving as this collection of letters between two strangers. In 1985, Shulgood, a teacher from California, and Sipiora, a human resources manager in Chicago, ``met'' through a newsletter published by RESOLVE (an organization for infertile couples) and for more than three years they corresponded about their mutual ordeal--the obsessiveness of their ``baby hunger''; the expense and indignity of infertility treatments; the long and harrowing adoption process, during which``birth mothers'' changed their minds and one baby died; and the ineffable joy of holding a newborn infant of one's own. Infertile couples will draw comfort and inspiration from Shulgood and Sipiora's hope, courage and sheer determination, all beautifully conveyed in this unusual book. Major ad/promo; author tour. (Oct.)
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