Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Expecting Sunshine by Alexis Marie Chute Review


After her son, Zachary, dies in her arms at birth, visual artist and author Alexis Marie Chute disappears into her “Year of Distraction.” She cannot paint or write or tap into the heart of who she used to be, mourning not only for Zachary, but also for the future they might have had together. It is only when Chute learns she is pregnant again that she sets out to find healing and rediscover her identity―just in time, she hopes, to welcome her next child.

In the forty weeks of her pregnancy, Chute grapples with her strained marriage, shaken faith, and medical diagnosis, with profound results. Glowing with riveting and gorgeous prose, Expecting Sunshine chronicles the anticipation and anxiety of expecting a baby while still grieving for the child that came before―enveloping readers with insightful observations on grief and healing, life and death, and the incredible power of a mother’s love.

You can purchase this book on Amazon.

About the Author

Alexis Marie Chute is an award-winning artist, writer, and filmmaker. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting and photography from the University of Alberta, and her Masters of Fine Arts in creative writing from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Chute is a highly regarded public speaker and has traveled around the world presenting on art, writing, and the healing capacities of creativity. She is widely published in anthologies and magazines, and her artwork has been exhibited internationally. She lives in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada with her husband and their three living children.

I recevied a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-   Heartbreak, sadness, life goes on.  I think that because death is so constant and so many people die each day that it almost becomes easier to move on and past it without much thought of who it touched.   When the author shows you her pain and story you get a peek at just a small portion of what was really happening.  

Words just will not describe the actual moments that this person must live and relive daily.   Yes over time it hurts less, but it is not forgotten and no one can create an atmosphere where it is fixed.  I hope that this book brought a pinch of closure for this author and that be sharing her story others might head toward a process of healing, the best one can.  


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