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Name: Nadine Kenney JohnstonePen Name: None Genre: Born: in Sites:
Illinois ConnectionJohnstone lives near Chicago and teaches English at Loyola University. She received her B. S. in English from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and received her MFA from Columbia College in Chicago.
Biographical and Professional InformationAt twenty-two, Chicagoan Nadine Kenney Johnstone is thrilled to meet her future husband, Jamie, while vacationing in Florida. After a whirlwind, long-distance romance, Nadine leaves her friends, family, and city to join Jamie in suburban Massachusetts. Once married, they begin trying for a baby without knowing how hard that road will become. ''Of This Much I'm Sure: A Memoir'' is the story of Nadine's quest to become a mother and the healing power of hope.Her work has been featured in Chicago magazine, The Moth, PANK, and various anthologies, including ''The Magic of Memoir''.
Of This Much I'm Sure: A Memoir, She Writes Press, 2017
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Of This Much I'm Sure: A Memoir
ISBN: 1631522108 She Writes Press. 2017 At twenty-two, Chicagoan Nadine Kenney is thrilled to meet her future husband, Jamie, while vacationing in Florida.After a whirlwind, long-distance romance, Nadine leaves her friends, family, and city to join Jamie in suburban Massachusetts. Once married, they begin trying for a baby withoutknowing how hard that road will become.
Nadine soon faces the little-known horrors ofIVFwhen a procedure causes severe internal bleeding, and she wakes up from emergency surgery with a six-inch scar instead of a baby bump. In the difficult year that follows, anxiety and additional failed fertility treatments threaten her new marriage and her mental state. By some saving grace, she eventually becomes pregnant naturally, but the horrors are not over: her son is diagnosed with potentially terminal kidney complications. Ultimately,Nadine learns that in an unpredictable life, the only thing she can be sure of is the healing power of hope.