Library Journal: Ready for Air

By Therese Nielsen
Library Journal

Hopper_Ready coverThe difficulties writing teacher Hopper endured during her pregnancy did not end as she wished or wanted. Preeclampsia forced the premature delivery of her tiny daughter Stella and the next months were a blur of neonatal terror for Hopper and her husband. Stella’s eventual homecoming wasn’t a Hallmark movie moment either and Hopper’s confidence about motherhood took several seasons to develop. VERDICT Hopper articulates the difficulties her family experienced but also shares the stories of others she encountered along the way with Stella. Strangers in restaurants, “roommates” in the neonatal unit, and friends and poets all had words that gave her strength. Hopper’s own words will appeal to others in similar straits.

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