The M Word

〉 Published by Goose Lane Editions, 2014

〉 edited by Kerry Clare, with contributions by a CanLit who’s-who of women writers, including Alison Pick, Heather Birrell, and Priscila Uppal

In this original, often provocative book, Kerry Clare has assembled essays that face down motherhood from the other side of the picket fence. The M Word: it means something to every woman. Exactly what it means is rarely simple.

How to Expect What You’re Not Expecting

〉 Published by Touchwood, 2013

〉 Edited by Jessica Hiemstra and Lisa Martin, with a foreword by Kim Jernigan

〉 Carrie’s essay, “Delivery,” also published in The New Quarterly, was a finalist for the 2013 National Magazine Awards

Twenty writers share their stories of miscarriage, stillbirth, infertility, premature delivery, giving up a child for adoption, and other related losses. So many of us hear these stories only after we live through a loss of our own. This book raises a question: is that the only time to have the conversation?

Have Milk, Will Travel: Adventures in Breastfeeding

〉 Published by Demeter Press, 2013

〉 Edited by Rachel Epp Buller

Reveals the lighter side of nursing and throws a lifeline to mothers in the thick of lactation.