Amelia: young, naive, in love. Geoff: charming, narcissistic, intelligent. In a decidedly European affair, a young couple consummates a courtship destined for differences. The resultant pregnancy provides a haunting yet charming backdrop for the challenges of love and its often unwanted decisions. In the first person and in a creative journal style, author Abigail Calkin explores three choices that Amelia can make--give birth, give the baby up for adoption, or abortion. The resultant exploration and mature reflection provides a unique and rich literary backdrop for the choices each young woman faces when pregnant.
Abigail B. Calkin writes fiction and nonfiction. In addition to her books, she has many articles on behavior analysis and poems in print. Raised in Framingham Centre, Massachusetts and New York's Greenwich Village, she now lives in Alaska where she writes, gardens, hikes, and cross country skis.