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READY FOR AIR launch event at the Loft Literary Center
Loft Literary Center
011 Washington Ave S., Minneapolis, MN 55415
The Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis, MN will host the launch event for Kate Hopper's new memoir, Ready for Air: A Journey through Premature Motherhood, on Thursday, October 3rd at 7:00 PM. A reception will follow the reading and signing. Magers & Quinn Booksellers will be handling sales of the book.
Ready for Air is a harrowing, poignant, and occasionally hysterical journey through premature motherhood. Half a million babies are born prematurely in the United States every year and Kate Hopper eloquently gives a voice to what their parents share, providing a testament to the strength of motherhood—and the sharing of stories—to transform lives.
"Kate Hopper’s Ready for Air came to me at a moment in life when I needed her unabashed, beautiful description of this unmarked breathless territory: a birth plan gone awry. Hopper does not simply chronicle her experience as a new mother she stakes a claim with her edgy and wise renderings of a woman admitting every limitation, from money to energy to health to hope. By sharing on the page what cannot be said aloud, Hopper’s gorgeous words make room for more real women in the nursery." —Sonya Huber, author of Cover Me: A Health Insurance Memoir and Opa Nobody
"Hopper bravely explores what happens when we expect joy and instead are handed traumatic challenge, and she does so with a fresh, piercing, and, at times, humorous voice. I can’t imagine a parent who wouldn’t relate to this compelling story of a child nearly slipping away." —Debra Gwartney, author of Live Through This