Another review just in…

This one’s from Library Journal:

Inspired by “Welcome to Holland,” Emily Perl Kingsley’s 1987 essay about her experiences raising a special-needs child, Groneberg here shares her own story, which begins with her unexpected early delivery of twin boys, Avery and Bennett; it continues with Avery’s being diagnosed with Down syndrome five days later and follows her from there. As she narrates her disorienting experience (“It’s like planning a trip to Italy, only to get off the plane and discover you’re actually in Holland. You need a new road map, and fast…”), we are drawn in by her candid revelations about the emotions and other discoveries she encounters along the way. Groneberg explores the pain of sharing the news with friends and family–not everyone is able to look past the diagnosis and see the wonder of Avery. She includes an extensive bibliography, a glossary of terms, and resources for parents who might find themselves in a similar situation. A beautiful book full of insight into life with Down syndrome, this recounts a trip that did not go according to plan but turned out to be perfect after all. Highly recommended.-Lisa M. Jordan, Johnson Cty. Lib., KS

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15 thoughts on “Another review just in…

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  2. Can you believe I started off thinking I wouldn’t read any reviews??? HA! I’m reading them ALL. But it’s a lot of fun, at least so far…

    Thank you for sharing my good news with me!

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