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Daniel Isn't Talking

by Marti Leimbach

Daniel Isn't Talking
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  • First Published:
    Apr 2006, 288 pages
    Paperback:
    May 2007, 288 pages

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A moving, deeply absorbing and compassionate story of a family in crisis. Novel

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 ...

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