The emotion in this treatise is bubbling furiously along on the surface of every word. You can feel intimately the pain and self-doubts both McGrath and her husband went through during the miscarriage. I was pleased, as a man, that she did not ignore the pain her husband was going through at this time and realised and understood he had his way of dealing with it.
This is a raw, hard-hitting book that pulls no punches and requires some level of commitment on the reader's part to accept this. To quote Donald Trump; "not everything is nice" and there are parts of this memoir that are far from "nice", but it is an honest, truthful, and refreshingly frank account of what a woman and her partner go through to try and achieve their dreams, of having children.
McGrath makes the point that miscarriage is a socially unacceptable subject to talk about in general conversation; taboo almost. It is wonderful books like this that can dispel that taboo and allow us to talk openly about something so many of us take for granted, yet causes so much angst and pain to so many. I salute McGrath for her courage in opening up her life to the general reading public; I'm sure it is not easy.
Having now read both her books on miscarriage, I am, like so many others I'm sure, vicariously invested in Ms McGrath's quest for the Rainbow Child. I wish her and her husband only the best for success in the future. As she rightly pointed out in the book; the window of opportunity is closing rapidly and she will ultimately have to accept whatever cards Mother Nature finally deals her in this matter.
The ultimate final memoir would have to be; "The Birth of the Rainbow Child" and I hope for this author and her husband that dream comes to fruition. I'm rooting for them as I'm sure are many other readers of this fine book. Five stars is a given for this superb, little gem.
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