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"Ordinary Miracles is piloted steadily by a heroine I cheered for from beginning to end. Linda Crew has taken a fresh, heartbreakingly insightful look at life's oldest miracle." Barbara Kingsolver

"Ordinary Miracles is bright and funny, intelligent and moving, generous and clever. It's not only a novel about infertility, but about a complex, successful marriage, and the two people in it, standing at a hinge point in their lives. What a joyous find!" Molly Gloss

"...An entertaining novel that also contains excellent factual information. I believe this worthwhile book will be extremely well-received by infertility patients." Joseph S. Sanfilippo, M.D., Fertility News

"Linda Crew's writing is straightforward & honest & funny & her offering of human hope is no small gift." Madeleine l'Engle

"With this new novel, Crew, well known for her young adult novels, successfully makes the transition to adult fiction....Poignant...a touching, contemporary story. Recommended." Kathy Ingels Helmond, Library Journal



Since ORDINARY MIRACLES was first published in 1993, the range of treatments for combating infertility has expanded dramatically, but a generation of women having postponed childbearing has only added to the numbers of those in desperate need of these sometimes difficult, grueling, and expensive interventions. Meanwhile, the mix of feelings in longing for a baby remains as potent and poignant as ever.

At the time my husband and I were struggling with infertility, I couldn't find any fiction that spoke to the overwhelming emotions that come with the territory. When I wrote this book, I tried to convince myself the characters were fictional, but re-reading it for the first time some twenty years later, I have to admit it: Gil and Betsy are my husband and me. That's The Way We Were. Also, although it does not tell our own personal story exactly as it unfolded,the hectic climax is taken straight from real life, as my Ob/​Gyn Dr. Tom Hart will attest!

My own "ordinary" miracles 1986

Recently revisiting the wishing well at Butchart Gardens, Victoria B.C., where I once wished for a baby and, on my honor, conceived less than two weeks later. Of course the fertility drugs (and my husband!) probably helped.

A companion book to Children of the River, a travel story about a family wedding in China, a writer's personal account of the twists and turns on the road to becoming a writer, a wife, and a mother--pick up Wedding in Yangshuo and read it any way you want.
The author's memoir about her inadvertent addiction to and recovery from doctor-prescribed opioid painkillers and the benzodiazepine Xanax.
A mysterious man tears a small town apart with his seductive new religion.
A spirited young woman joins her family in an overland journey to Oregon that will test each one of them to the limits of their faith and endurance.
In in the wake of the Cambodian holocaust, a young Khmer girl struggles to make a new life in the United States.
An eighteen-mile wall of fire is roaring toward Blue Star, the logging camp where 13-yer-old Storie lives with her family. Can they get out in time?
Against a backdrop of the 1960s, high school sophomore Kathy Shay wants to establish her own identity and connect her life with the turbulent world around her.
Thirteen-year-old Shelby has always looked forward to vacations at the family's beach cabin, but this year, everything's different. Everything's wrong.
Robby Hummer loves his family, even if they are somewhat unusual...
Betsy Bonden longs for a baby. Why does this "ordinary miracle" that seems to come so easily to others continue to elude her?

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