The End of Miracles


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She Writes Press
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5.4 X 0.8 X 8.4 inches | 1.0 pounds
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About the Author

Dr. Monica Starkman is a psychiatrist who is a faculty member of the University of Michigan Medical School Department of Psychiatry in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She is a clinician and a scientific researcher. Many of her publications in the scientific literature highlight concerns and conditions of women, such as the first study of women's reactions to the use of fetal monitoring during labor. She has served on the editorial board of the Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is a recognized expert on the effects of stress hormones on mood and on brain structure. Dr. Starkman has also published in The New Republic and Vogue magazine. Dr. Starkman writes regularly for Psychology Today as one of their Experts.


"Monica Starkman offers a penetrating look at the drastic capabilities of the obsessed mind. Written beautifully and carefully, at just the right pace, The End of Miracles is a thoroughly compelling piece of work."
--Roger Rosenblatt, New York Times bestselling author, literary editor of The New Republic, essayist for Washington Post and Time magazine

"The End of Miracles is a compelling, empathic novel about a woman whose desperate wish for a child vividly evokes the pain and longing associated with infertility and builds to a climax worthy of a thriller."
--Letty Cottin Pogrebin, Author of Single Jewish Male Seeking Soul Mate and founding editor of Ms Magazine

"Starkman, a prominent psychiatrist, beautifully captures one woman's journey through depression in this superbly well-written and gripping first novel, which powerfully reveals the complexity and strength of the human mind."

"For Margo Kerber, the novel's stoic and sensitive protagonist, the path to motherhood has been troubled from the start. An unexpectedly joyful pregnancy (is) followed by a miscarriage. Afterward, when Margo's body produces false pregnancy symptoms and cruelly tricks her again, it is clear that she's been driven to a breaking point. Margo's collapse, unraveling, and gradual recovery bring a conclusion of forgiveness and hope. Best of all is Starkman's portrait of Margo--a flawed yet admirably strong victim of circumstance and biology who refuses to be a victim anymore."
--Foreword Reviews

"Interesting, realistic, exciting, moving. I strongly recommend it."
--Harriette Simpson Arnow, author of The Dollmaker, and finalist for Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award

"A powerful and emotionally gripping novel by one of the great psychosomatic medicine psychiatrists of our time. Highly recommended for all those fascinated by psychiatric illness, treatment, and the impact relationships can have on healing."
--Michelle Riba, M.D., M.S., Past President of American Psychiatric Association

"Monica Starkman's The End of Miracles is as cinematic as it is suspenseful."
--Rochel Urist, award-winning playwright