From the book jacket:
Stephen Marsh is a
true Brit; Melanie, a transplanted American. They have two
children, four-year-old Emily and Daniel, just three. When they learn that Daniel is autistic the orderly life of their family is shattered.
Melanie is determined to fight to teach Daniel to speak, play and become as "normal" as possible. Her enchanting disposition has already helped her weather other life storms, but Daniel's autism may just push her over the brink, destroying her resolute optimism and bringing her unsteady marriage to an inglorious end. The situation is not helped by Stephen's far-from-supportive parents, who proudly display the family tree with Melanie's name barely penciled in, and who remain disconcertingly attached to Stephen's ex-fiancée, a woman apparently intent on restaking ...
Blood at the Root
"A gripping, timely, and important examination of American racism."
- PW Starred Review
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