Available October 1, 2019

A gloriously wise book about one woman’s unexpected path to becoming.
— Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild

This Particular Happiness: A Childless Love Story explores the fracturing of female identity as Jackie Shannon Hollis questions her childless decision, navigates her roles as wife and daughter, sister and friend, aunt and employee, and ultimately learns to listen to her own heart.

This deeply engaging memoir wrestles with one of the most important questions of all: Why do we want what we want? A vibrant, absorbing, intimate book.
— Leni Zumas, author of Red Clocks
Jackie Shannon Hollis explores this rich terrain with clarity and courage, in spare and lovely prose evocative of the high plains landscape and fertile farmland she hails from
— Jennie Shortridge, Author of Love Water Memory

About the Author

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Jackie Shannon Hollis is the author of the forthcoming memoir, This Particular Happiness: A Childless Love Story (October 1, 2019, Forest Avenue Press). Her writing has appeared in various literary magazines, including The Sun, Rosebud, Inkwell, High Desert Journal, VoiceCatcher, Nailed, and Slice Literary. She is also a storyteller and speaker.

As a childless woman surrounded by children (with over forty nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews), Jackie believes we all have an important role in supporting the children in our lives. Learn more about Jackie →

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