“Star Child is a beautifully told story. Jennifer Martin has managed to speak of her deep loss without sentimentality. Instead, she creates space for the universal elements of loss and grief to find expression. Through her words, the tearing apart of one mother’s heart moves toward a fierce resolve to find the deeper meanings in love and life. In grief, she writes, ‘Something expands and contracts inside of you.’ It’s a wise image. Then she submits her own pain to the expansion.”