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This particular happiness : a childless love story

Author: Jackie Shannon Hollis
Publisher: Portland, Oregon : Forest Avenue Press, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Knowing where your scars come from doesn't make them go away. When Jackie Shannon Hollis marries Bill, a man who does not want children, she joyfully commits to a childless life. But soon after the wedding, she returns to the family ranch in rural Oregon and holds her newborn niece. Jackie falls deep into baby love and longing and begins to question her decision. As she navigates the overlapping roles of wife,  Read more...
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Named Person: Jackie Shannon Hollis
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jackie Shannon Hollis
ISBN: 9781942436393 1942436394
OCLC Number: 1089841397
Description: 284 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: I. THE SHOUT OF MOTHERHOOD1. THE WOMAN THINGS2. WE PRACTICED, WE PRETENDED3. GOOD HOUSEKEEPING4. FLICKER SHADOWS5. THIS UNLOOSED THING6. A PLACE TO SLIP THROUGH7. THE KNOWING WAS IN ME8. A PLACE FOR A GIRL9. LEAVING DOESN'T MEAN IT'S GONE FROM YOUII. MAYBE THIS WILL MAKE ME HAPPY10. FALLING APART11. THE MAN HE WILL BE12. THINGS TO DO WHEN I FALL APART13. IMPORTANT THINGS TO TELL YOUR DAUGHTERS14. LIKE A BADGE, LIKE A STAR15. THE MUDDY GROUND16. CLEARLY, BOLDLY, NO APOLOGIES17. LIKE I KNEW WHAT I WAS DOING18. RED DAYS CIRCLED19. ANOTHER THING TO DO WHEN I FALL APART20. GET A GLOW ON21. LEFT AS IT WAS IT WOULD COME APART22. THE LAST THING TO DO WHEN I FALL APART23. THIS IMPORTANT WEIGHT24. SHINY BOWS OF BLUE AND SILVER25. HIS PLACE OF BETTER SUNSETS26. LIKE AN UNASKED PRAYER27. SECRETS AND CALCULATIONS28. HIS DREAM CHILD29. THE QUESTION OF MY FUTURE30. PRECIOUS THINGS31. RED INK AND SIDE NOTES32. ON THE WAY TO A GROWN-UP LIFE33. FAULT LINE34. THINGS THAT COME IN THREES 35. STAND UP AND CARRY ON36. LIGHT IN THE CHAPEL37. ROOTS TOOK HOLD AND RAN THE LENGTH OF MY BODY38. OTHER PEOPLE'S CHILDREN39. CRAZY MAZES40. THE TIMING WAS RIGHT, I WAS ALMOST SUREIII. A FULL STOP AT THE CORNER41. WHAT WE KNEW BY NOW42. THE THINGS PEOPLE THINK43. THE SYMBOLS OF MY NAME 44. THIS WAS NEW, THIS WAS SCARY, I WANTED MORE45. AN UGLY, MESSY, HURTFUL THING46. CONDITIONAL SURRENDER47. THE PLACE WHERE UNGIVEN LOVE IS HELD48. THE HEART OF A WITNESS49. ALL OUT, ALL IN, ALL OVER50. NO BELTS FOR SAFETY51. A FULL STOP AT THE CORNERIV. WHAT COMES WHEN WANTING STOPS52. MAKE A LIST53. A WHOLE LOT OF PERFECTION54. MAYBE A LOVE SOUND, MAYBE A HEARTBREAK55. THE TURN TO MY HOUSE56. LANGUAGE I COULD SPEAK SO EASILY57. THE DAYS OF EASY FALLING58. HOW EASILY I COULD HURT59. IN A NEW COUNTRY60. I DO, NO MATTER WHAT61. WHAT COMES WHEN WANTING STOPS62. THE BALANCE OF THINGS63. THAT LOVE WAS A MEMORY, TOO64. THIS MOMENT 65. FAULTS CRACKED OPEN66. THIS PARTICULAR HAPPINESS67. TEMPORARY ALLOGRAFT68. MOST OF THE TIME, THIS IS ENOUGH69. TINY TADPOLES OF LIFE70. A CURE FOR HIVES71. BABYLAND
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Knowing where your scars come from doesn't make them go away. When Jackie Shannon Hollis marries Bill, a man who does not want children, she joyfully commits to a childless life. But soon after the wedding, she returns to the family ranch in rural Oregon and holds her newborn niece. Jackie falls deep into baby love and longing and begins to question her decision. As she navigates the overlapping roles of wife, daughter, aunt, sister, survivor, counselor, and friend, she explores what it really means to choose a different path. This Particular Happiness delves into the messy and beautiful territory of what we keep and what we abandon to make the space for love. -- provided by publisher.

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"This Particular Happiness, is a deeply moving story about Jackie Shannon Hollis's decades-long yearning to have a child-and her complicated decision not to. But it's also about so much more than Read more...

 
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