Of This Much I'm Sure: A Memoir by Nadine Kenney JohnstoneOf This Much I'm Sure: A Memoir by Nadine Kenney Johnstone

Of This Much I'm Sure: A Memoir

byNadine Kenney Johnstone

Paperback | April 11, 2017

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At twenty-two, Chicagoan Nadine Kenney is thrilled to meet her future husband, Jamie, while vacationing in Florida. After a whirlwind, long-distance romance, Nadine leaves her friends, family, and city to join Jamie in suburban Massachusetts. Once married, they begin trying for a baby without knowing how hard that road will become.
Nadine soon faces the little-known horrors of IVF when a procedure causes severe internal bleeding, and she wakes up from emergency surgery with a six-inch scar instead of a baby bump. In the difficult year that follows, anxiety and additional failed fertility treatments threaten her new marriage and her mental state. By some saving grace, she eventually becomes pregnant naturally, but the horrors are not over: her son is diagnosed with potentially terminal kidney complications. Ultimately, Nadine learns that in an unpredictable life, the only thing she can be sure of is the healing power of hope.
Nadine Kenney Johnstone teaches English at Loyola University and received her MFA from Columbia College in Chicago. Her work has been featured inChicagomagazine,The Moth, PANK,and various anthologies, includingThe Magic of Memoir. She presents at writing conferences internationally and lives near Chicago with her family.
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Title:Of This Much I'm Sure: A MemoirFormat:PaperbackDimensions:300 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:April 11, 2017Publisher:She Writes PressLanguage:English

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"Of This Much I'm Sure says it--the truths we keep secret. It goes there: messy and beautiful and complicated and terrifying and, ultimately, joyful. It's a story about fighting like hell. It's a story that is more necessary than ever before."—Megan Stielstra, The Wrong Way To Save Your Life"Ultimately, Johnstone's is a story about the hard work of self-examination, the importance of forgiveness, and the power of hope to get us through."—Katherine Ozment, author of Grace Without God"Johnstone's candid, affecting memoir isn't just for readers who've been through IVF or wanted to become parents. It's for everybody, its truthful charting of emotion in the face of terrible adversity and the will to keep trying does what all good writing does: it helps us feel less alone on this journey of being human."—Jenna Blum, NYT and internationally bestselling author of Those Who Save Us, The Stormchasers, and "The Lucky One""It is simply outstanding. And while I think every woman who battled this ugly disease should read this book, I really, really, REALLY want to encourage individuals walking alongside women on this journey to read this book. It will give you such an incredible understanding of how hard infertility is on every single area of your life."—Wendi Kitsteiner, Daily Blog