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The Tears of a Woman

by Tansy Boggon
Front cover of novel by Tansy Boggon The Tears of a Woman

The Tears of a Woman—A Novel by Tansy Boggon


Jenni knows there is more to life than what you weigh.

She has come to accept and care for her body without the expectation of weight loss. She eats, moves and lives to feel her most energetic and alive. Yet when she fails to conceive, Jenni begins to wonder if her body is the problem.

Jenni encounters weight bias as she investigates why she isn’t conceiving, which causes her to doubt herself. She again wonders, is her body truly broken? Is it her body that’s holding her back from becoming a mother?

Jenni comes to understand that no matter how hard we try or want something, we don’t necessarily control the outcome.


RELEASE DATE: 28th March 2023

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WHAT READERS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THE TEARS OF A WOMAN

The Tears of a Woman will touch many readers who have faced infertility or childlessness themselves, with themes that speak to anyone who has lived through these experiences. Following the story of one woman’s quest to become a mother and how that dream becomes an increasing struggle, Tansy Boggon carefully presents the surfacing doubts and conflicts that arise in our relationship with our own bodies during this time, before showing how we can reclaim the power to love the body we live in.—Rosalyn Scott, The NoMo Book Club


The Tears of a Woman is currently being reviewed by people I have connected with in the childlessness community and fellow authors. If you work in or have a passion for the topic of this book, feel free to reach out to me about the possibility of reviewing the book before its release in March.


THE TEARS OF A WOMAN—A FICTIONAL STORY BASED ON OUR JOURNEY THROUGH CHILDLESSNESS

The Tears of a Woman is the sequel to my novel, The Weight of a Woman. It is a fictional story of a woman who navigates weight bias while being unable to conceive.

I have drawn on our childlessness journey in writing the book. So, although it is fictional, many of the incidents are based on our own experiences while integrating my passion for food writing and self-acceptance.

Tansy sitting at Erawan Waterfalls in Thailand
Photo of me, taken by my husband, at Erawan Waterfalls in Thailand back in 2009 when we were approved to adopt from Thailand, just as Jenni and Barry were in the novel, The Tears of a Woman.

BOOK ME AS A SPEAKER FOR YOUR EVENT or BOOK CLUB

I am available to speak, in person or online, about topics covered in the book, such as self-acceptance and childlessness or my writing journey.

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ARE YOU CHILDLESS, NOT BY CHOICE OR WANT TO LEARN MORE?

Allow me to share some of the resources that I have found useful in navigating our childless journey.

BOOKS

Living the Life Unexpected: How to Find Hope, Meaning and a Fulfilling Future without Children by Jody Day

21 Miles: Swimming in Search of the Meaning of Motherhood by Jessica Hepburn

Downriver Nomad: A Triathlete’s Adventures and Adversities into the Rapids by Rob Hutchings

PODCASTS

Happy and Childless — Helen Gallagher

Listen to my interview: Tansy Boggon: Joyfully Living Without Children

Childless Not by Choice — Civilla Morgan

Listen to my interview: Episode 144–Joyful Eating, My Conversation with Nutritionist Tansy Boggon

Listen to my husband’s interview: Episode 141–Downriver Nomad, my Conversation with Rob Hutchings

Fullstop Podcast

Listen to my husband’s interview: Downriver Nomad with Rob Hutchings

MY BLOGS on Childlessness

MyOtherhood: accepting childlessness by consequence, not choice

Living a meaningful life without children

COMMUNITY SUPPORT

Gateway Women offers a range of resources and ways to connect with other women who are also childless due to infertility or circumstance.


LET’S STAY CONNECTED

I hope to write more books about self-acceptance and our relationship with our bodies and food. If you’d like to be kept up to date on the book’s release or special offers, please join my e-newsletter.

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