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A young woman and her wife's attempts to have a child unfold in this poetic tale that ebbs and flows like the sea.

After years of difficulty trying to have children, a young couple finally announces their pregnancy, only to have the most joyous day of their lives replaced with one of unexpected heartbreak. Their relationship is put to the test as they forge ahead, working together to rebuild themselves amidst the churning tumult of devastating loss, and ultimately facing the soul-crushing reality that they may never conceive a child of their own.

Based on author Ingrid Chabbert’s own experience, coupled with soft, sometimes dreamlike illustrations by Carole Maurel, Waves is a deeply moving story that poignantly captures a woman’s exploration of her pain in order to rediscover hope.

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ISBN-13: 9781684153466
Publisher: Archaia
Publication date: 05/14/2019
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 762,848
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.60(d)

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Waves 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
TheBookStack 5 months ago
Waves is a brief and poignant story of the world-shattering loss of a child and a young couple's life in the aftermath. Chabbet weaves their tale of recovery, based on her own experiences. It's hard to say that I enjoyed this story in the typical sense. My heart ached at every page during their journey of learning to cope with the reality of losing their son as I was touched by Carole Maurel's gorgeous illustrations. My only qualm with Waves is that it left me wanting more. I received my copy of Waves from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Sav- 3 months ago
A heartbreaking and moving story about two women who decide to have a baby but have to accept that they are unable to do so. There is a lot of hurt, grief and hopelessness as they come to terms with the reality of their situation. As the story progresses, they once again find hope and rebuild their lives. The art was great and portrays the emotions really well. It's well worth read!
Moriah Conant 5 months ago
What a powerful book. It chronicles the narrative of Ingrid Chabbert and her partner as they experience the joy of becoming pregnant and then losing their son. The poignant grief and healing connect you to the story and will have you cheering on the characters as they reach milestones of healing. The illustrations use colors (and lack of colors) to add to the emotions portrayed so the reader can experience the joy and pain with the characters of "Waves." I highly recommend this book. Representation: interracial marriage, a lesbian married couple, IVF, loss of a child Trigger warning: difficult pregnancy, miscarriage/stillborn child, losing a child, emergency c-section I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.