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Author Shea, Theresa. author.

Title The unfinished child / Theresa Shea.

Publication Info. Victoria, BC : Brindle & Glass Pub., [2013]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Fiction    FIC SHEA,T    Available
 PAS San Rafael Branch Fiction    FIC SHEA,T    Available
Description 304 pages ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Summary When Marie MacPherson, a mother of two, finds herself unexpectedly pregnant at 39, she feels guilty. Her best friend, Elizabeth, has never been able to conceive, despite years of fertility treatments. Marie's dilemma is further complicated when she becomes convinced something is wrong with her baby. She then enters the world of genetic testing and is entirely unprepared for the decision that lies ahead. Intertwined throughout the novel is the story of Margaret, who gave birth to a daughter with Down syndrome in 1947, when such infants were defined as "unfinished" children. As the novel shifts back and forth through the decades, the lives of the three women converge, and the story speeds to an unexpected conclusion.
Subject Down syndrome -- Fiction.
ISBN 9781927366028 paper
192736602X paper

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