Friday, February 26, 2010
Fiction Fridays: Sharon Souza
Every Good and Perfect Gift by Sharon Souza is an emotional and fascinating read. While infertility plays a staring roll early on, it becomes a back story to the main plot line (focused on early-onset Alzheimer's) as the story unfolds. Readers who have lived infertility will resound with the fears and frustrations and will be delighted by the depth of loving friendship and self-sacrifice that draws two couples together in the pursuit of a single child. While I found a few technical flaws with the medical side of infertility presented in this story ("decongestant" cough syrup will dry up cervical mucus, not aid in its production) many of the experiences, questions and emotional processing of the characters is spot on.