Monday, January 16, 2012

I Have a New Book! And It's Available For Pre-order ...

My newest book will be published soon, but it's available for pre-order right now at Amazon.

You can head over there to find After Miscarriage: A Catholic Woman's Companion to Healing and Hope

Each one of my books has been, in its own way, personal  -- hey, let's face it, anyone who knows me knows I can barely tap out an email without getting personal -- but obviously, having experienced five miscarriages myself, this book occupies a special part of my soul and my psyche. These are words I've wanted to share with and offer to other women for a long time.

Here's a small glimpse into the book -- some reviews/endorsements:

Lisa M. Hendey, founder of and author of A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms, said:

"For every soul who has felt the loss of life through miscarriage or the absence of hope that accompanies infertility, After Miscarriage by Karen Edmisten offers a wellspring of grace. Filled with both the voices of those who have experienced this sacrificial love and helpful resources full of practical insights, Karen's book will be a gift of compassion and healing for many."

Kate Wicker, author of Weightless: Making Peace With Your Body, wrote:

"Any mother who has suffered the loss of a miscarriage knows just how empty her arms and heart can feel. When I lost my first baby, it felt as if my insides had been scooped out, leaving nothing behind but a sun-scraped void -- if only I’d had a resource like After Miscarriage: A Catholic Woman's Companion to Healing and Hope to help me to fill my emptiness. Karen Edmisten has written a wise and beautiful book that delivers just what the title says. This gentle companion gifts hurting mothers and their loved ones with both practical and spiritual wisdom to help them find hope and healing in the wake of a great loss. After Miscarriage is a must-read for anyone who has been touched by miscarriage and would also be a valuable guide for someone who is seeking to minister to a mother who has lost a baby.
In this treasure of a book, Catholic convert Karen Edmisten not only shares her own experience with multiple miscarriages -- including personal entries from her journal that are so filled with honesty, hurt, anguish, and hope, they read like prayerful Psalms -- but she includes stories from other women who have lost babies. These women’s unique voices delicately probe the myriad emotions the loss of a miscarriage brings to a mother and her family. Their honest words beautifully convey the ache-all-over kind of longing for a child they will never know on this earth as well as reveal the glimmer of God’s hope that shines through the suffering. By sharing their pain, Edmisten and her contributors give other women permission to mourn their babies in a world that might discount a tiny, new life. This deeply moving account of loss, suffering, grace, and redemption has the power to open the door of the reader’s soul to God and His healing grace."

And, from Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle, author of numerous books:

"This lovely and sorely needed book will powerfully and tenderly touch your soul with abiding comfort and blessing. I highly recommend it for mothers who have miscarried, family members, priests, deacons, Religious, Catholic medical staff, and those in ministry."

After Miscarriage, published by Servant Books, will start shipping/arrive on bookshelves on February 13th.


  1. Oh, I am so GLAD you wrote this!! After our miscarriages and full-term stillbirth, dh and I lamented the fact that there weren't any "solid" Catholic book on pregnancy loss. This makes me feel SO much better, Karen, knowing that when one of my friends/relatives suffers a loss I can recommend your book!

  2. This looks like a great book and it will surely be a gift to many who read it. I will certainly recommend it.

  3. How wonderful! And truly needed! This book is going to bless so many, I am sure, Karen! God bless you!

  4. Congratulations, my dear! What a beautiful cover! For what I am sure is a beautiful book. :)

  5. Good for you Karen, congratulations! I bet it sells. Like you, I've had 5. Sure could have used a book back then!

  6. Congratulations! I can't wait to have it in my hands! :O)

  7. I will be ordering this book immediately! Thank you for writing it.

  8. I can't wait to see it, Karen! Congratulations! I know this book will be a blessing to many.

    A big congratulatory hug!

  9. What a great achievement for you and what a great gift for all who read it!

  10. Karen, what a beautiful gift to the Catholic community (and no doubt beyond). I am so glad you decided to write this.

    I finally managed a post on my blog (just last week) about my miscarriage ten years ago. It was not easy to write, but I am hoping the reflections will bless others.

  11. Oh, Karen, This is just in time. My daughter is in the midst of a miscarriage which unfortunately has also been a very slow to complete since the baby actually died. I'm ordering this right now!