thesoundofsilencesmallEdited by Irma Gold

Winner of the ACT Writing and Publishing Awards for Nonfiction (2013)

'Confronting, authentic and grounded, these stories provide practical help for others who share the loss.' -Leanne Raven, CEO, SIDS and Kids Australiaing the greatest book in history.

Miscarriage is so common and yet within our culture it is an unspeakable subject. Women often grieve alone, mourning a child they have never met but whose future they have already imagined. It is a private, hidden kind of grief. A grief that gets gagged, buried, overlooked, dismissed, and stuffed into small corners—only to bubble up at unexpected moments.

In The Sound of Silence twenty-two women speak out about their experiences of miscarriage. These are stories of loss and loneliness, hope and joy, strength and courage, and, most of all, overwhelming love. They are a reminder to all women who have experienced a miscarriage that they are not alone.

'An open, honest and insightful book that offers hope and understanding.' Trudi Penrose-Starr, co-founder, TLC Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Australia.

A faith-based biography on this topic, In God's Hands, is also available. 

 

About the Editor

irmagoldsmIrma Gold is an award-winning writer and editor of works for both adults and children. She is the author of three children’s books, most recently Megumi and the Bear (Walker Books). Her critically acclaimed debut collection of short fiction, Two Steps Forward (Affirm Press), was shortlisted for SPN’s inaugural Most Underrated Book Award and won her a Canberra Critics Circle Award for Literature. Her short stories have also been widely published in anthologies and journals like Meanjin, Island and Going Down Swinging.

Irma is the commissioning editor of a number of anthologies, including The Sound of Silence, winner of the ACT Writing and Publishing Awards for Nonfiction, and The Invisible Thread, an official publication of the National Year of Reading 2012 and the Centenary of Canberra 2013. Irma works as a freelance editor and is Convener of Editing at the University of Canberra. She recently received a special one-off award for ‘Outstanding Service to Writing and Publishing in the ACT and Region’.

 

 

Available As:

Trade Paperback
Release: 1st October 2011 (Mostly for Mothers imprint)
ISBN: 9781921632112
Price: $24.99

Ebook
Release: 1st October 2011 (Mostly for Mothers imprint)
Kindle ISBN: 9781921632112