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  • ISBN: 0316324426
  • ISBN: 9780316324427
  • Physical Description: 315 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Little Brown and Company, 2016.

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Formatted Contents Note: The tunnel -- Creation -- Blood -- Zero Zone -- Dark Star -- Sky -- The hatchling.
Summary, etc.: "Juniper French was born four months early, at 23 weeks gestation. She weighed 1 pound, 4 ounces, and her twiggy body was the length of a Barbie doll. Her head was smaller than a tennis ball, her skin was nearly translucent, and through her chest you could see her flickering heart. Babies like Juniper, born at the edge of viability, trigger the question: Which is the greater act of love--to save her, or to let her go? Kelley and Thomas French chose to fight for Juniper's life, and this is their incredible tale. In one exquisite memoir, the authors explore the border between what is possible and what is right. They marvel at the science that conceived and sustained their daughter and the love that made the difference. They probe the bond between a mother and a baby, between a husband and a wife. They trace the journey of their family from its fragile beginning to the miraculous survival of their now thriving daughter." -- Dust jacket.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2016 August #1
    Journalism professor Kelly French, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, and her husband, a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and author, tell a heartwarming, healthily-ever-after story of their "micro-preemie" daughter, Jupiter, born at 23 weeks instead of the usual 40. They take turns narrating as they recount the tale of their high-tech miracle baby, conceived through IVF and kept alive with the help of an incubator, surgery, medication, and amazing medical providers. The book begins when teenage Kelley listens to Tom, who is 17 years older, speak at a high-school journalism camp. They don't start dating until Kelley is 28 and Tom is a divorced father in his forties. Their chronicle of Juniper's survival is based not only on recollections but also on their carefully reviewing their daughter's 7,000-page medical chart and interviewing their doctors and nurses. They candidly bring up the ethical issues of their daughter spending 196 days in the hospital, which cost $6,000 a day to keep her in the neonatal intensive-care unit, but, ultimately, this is an uplifting story, concluding with their 4-year-old daughter happily at home. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Kelley Benham French is a Professor of Practice in journalism at Indiana University. A former reporter and editor for the Tampa Bay Times, she was a finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for "Never Let Go," a series about Juniper's survival.

Thomas French is a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist and the Riley Endowed Chair in Journalism at Indiana University. He is the author of Unanswered Cries, South of Heaven, and the New York Times bestseller Zoo Story.

Subject: French, Juniper Health
French, Kelley Family
French, Thomas 1958- Family
Premature infants United States Biography
Neonatal intensive care
Newborn infants Family relationships
HEALTH & FITNESS / Pregnancy & Childbirth
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Life Stages / Infants & Toddlers
MEDICAL / Pediatric Emergencies
Infants United States
Family life
HEALTH & FITNESS / Pregnancy & Childbirth
Family life
Infant, Premature
Genre: Biographies.
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