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PostSubject: Expecting Adam   Wed 9 Jun 2010 - 1:48

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n the mid-80's John and Martha Beck were two over-achieving Harvard grad students. They juggled their marriage, school and careers in order to parent their 18 month old daughter, Katie.

Their hectic life got even crazier when Martha found out she was pregnant again. What should have been a joyous occasion was hidden from colleagues who wouldn't understand the choice to put children above an academic career.

Expecting Adam documents Martha's extraordinary pregnancy. The Beck's were already experiencing many personal difficulties when they found their unborn child had Down Syndrome.
http://www.thebookhaven.net/Z_Expecting_Adam.html

I'm about half-way through this at the moment. Well worth reading I think. It's a different kind of writing style to what I'm used to, very 'raw' as I call it. Not sure if the writer is an award winning author or not, but it would not surprise me if this was her only book Razz I'm actually really glad she took the time to write down her thoughts and feelings about what it's like to find out your unborn baby has DS. I love biographies and discovering more about what makes people 'tick'.

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PostSubject: Re: Expecting Adam   Wed 10 Nov 2010 - 18:00

Cas is this your book or have you borowed it?
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PostSubject: Re: Expecting Adam   Wed 10 Nov 2010 - 21:28

Hey Jo. I think I own it. Never did finish it lol.... think I'm up to the last chapter. Want to borrow it?

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PostSubject: Re: Expecting Adam   Thu 11 Nov 2010 - 11:15

I never really got into that one. Not sure what it was...
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PostSubject: Re: Expecting Adam   Thu 11 Nov 2010 - 15:57

so far I have only finished the "memories keeper' it's fiction haha I really enjoyed the book.
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PostSubject: Re: Expecting Adam   Mon 22 Nov 2010 - 1:49

If you own it, I would love to borrow it. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Expecting Adam   Mon 22 Nov 2010 - 8:37

Out of all the books I have read about Down Syndrome, this one really annoyed me. Not sure why, I think I found the author very self-indulgent.

Interesting read though.
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PostSubject: Re: Expecting Adam   Mon 22 Nov 2010 - 16:47

I hate, hate, hated this book Evil or Very Mad
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PostSubject: Re: Expecting Adam   Wed 24 Nov 2010 - 7:08

So glad I was not the only one who didn't like it!!
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PostSubject: Re: Expecting Adam   Wed 24 Nov 2010 - 10:13

Have not read this one yet, and by the comments, I will not bother(!), but I have to say how much I enjoyed 'The Year My Son and I Were Born: A Story of Down Syndrome, Motherhood, and Self-Discovery, by the lady who wrote the 'Gifts' books. Thought it was beautiful... and I found 'Tuesday's Child' too sad.
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PostSubject: Re: Expecting Adam   Wed 24 Nov 2010 - 11:15

I liked it. It was quite a different take on it to other books I'd read. I reckon it's worth the read Very Happy

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