The Life You Longed For: A Novel

[Maribeth Fischer] ☆ The Life You Longed For: A Novel ✓ Read Online eBook or Kindle ePUB. The Life You Longed For: A Novel Manipulative according to Donna. I almost CHOKED when I saw this thing averaged five stars! I almost gave it ONE star, but I save that for books that bore me. This didnt, but it made me angry. It gave such a lopsided case - nobodys going to accuse a parent whose kid has A KNOWN DIAGNOSIS of a fatal disease, of Munchausens. The whole thing was just so tipped to try to say that anybody can be accused, these poor moms are such victims. I found it very unrealistic, and stretching to support one

The Life You Longed For: A Novel

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Rating : 4.69 (943 Votes)
Asin : 0743293282
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 336 Pages
Publish Date : 2018-02-17
Language : English

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Her predictable affair with the almost painfully idealized Noah McIntyre becomes one factor in accusations that Grace has fabricated Jack's disease to gain attention—allegations that result in his removal from her custody just when he is most ill. . (Mar.)Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. The weight of the disease, science and history trivia that peppers Fischer's prose seems ponderous at first, but matches the heaviness of Grace's grief. Fischer (The Language of Goodbye) has an uphill battle to gain readers' sympathy for an adulterous mother, and for the most part she succeeds. W

"Manipulative" according to Donna. I almost CHOKED when I saw this thing averaged five stars! I almost gave it ONE star, but I save that for books that bore me. This didn't, but it made me angry. It gave such a lopsided case - nobody's going to accuse a parent whose kid has A KNOWN DIAGNOSIS of a fatal disease, of Munchausen's. The whole thing was just so tipped to try to say that anybody can be accused, these poor moms are such victims. I found it very unrealistic, and stretching to support one side of the argumentdon't know if this author has a chip on her shoulder about this issue, or not I'm sure there have been false ac. Peace said I coudn't put the book down. Rarely does a book keep me reading until the wee hours of the morning. The Life You Longed For: A Novel, was such a book. As a scientist, I could relate to how much this mother was relentless in finding answers that other scientists (doctors) couldn't and doing everything possible to help her child (hopefully any mother would, scientist or not). The book stirred up lots of emotions for meI realize Child Protective Services needs to take accusations seriously, and in the book they investigated her for about a year, initially without her knowing. I don't know what else they could have done di. MBPmavin said Remarkably hostile and close-minded to a real form of child abuse. Clearly, the author's friends and/or her personal book club have posted all the wonderful reviews about this book. She is also extremely selective about what she includes in the book vis-a-vis the outside reviews from Booklist, etc.--they are "damning with faint praise" at best. The author's comparison of the reality of Munchausen by proxy maltreatment to the Salem witch hunts literally nauseated me--I have seen videotapes of MBP mothers suffocating and otherwise sickening their children, so there is simply NO DOUBT that this treacherous form of child abuse exists in startling numbers. On t

At three years old, he is fighting a mysterious and deadly disease that doctors predicted would kill him as a baby. Soon Grace is in a constant state of suspicion - of every doctor, nurse, friend, acquaintanceand even her husband. Grace's world is upended when she discovers that she's under investigation for Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy, a psychological disorder whereby a mother makes her otherwise healthy child sick in order to gain approval and attention for herself. By mixing this controversial topic with endearing characters and a delicately layered plot, Maribeth Fischer has established herself as a voice to be reckoned with among today's finest women writers.. And the private secrets she has kept finally come to light. Everyone around the family credits Grace's blind d

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