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December 2013 Book Reviews

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Attachment in Common Sense and Doodle: A Practical Guide by Miriam Silver -Attachment is never an easy topic and discussing the why’s and how’s of it can often be daunting but Miriam Silver has done a good job of trying to put this into layman terms that are easier to understand than most of the technical books out there.  Having the visual of the doodles also helps to understand why some children develop attachment disorders.  If you work with or are parenting a child with an attachment issues this book is helpful in giving you the insight into why a child may be doing certain things.    Retail $19.95 $18.72 kindle edition $11.49

Mom at Last: How I Never Gave Up on Becoming a Mother by Sharon Simons – This book is filled with heartbreak and with joy.  We struggle along with Sharon as she faces infertility, the painful and degrading treatments, and even a late term miscarriage.  We are witness to the often frustrating process of adoption and the tragedy of foreign orphanages. We rejoice as Sharon and her husband bring their children home.  This book is an interesting read no matter if you have been touched by adoption or not.  It is the story of tragedy and hope and ultimately love.   Retail price $17.95 $14.22 kindle edition $7.69

Hypothetical Future Baby: An Unsentimental Adoption Memoir by Claudia Chapman  –Great read. This book captures the many emotions and challenges surrounding adoption, becoming a trans-racial family and the loss experienced with infertility. I highly recommend this for anyone who wants an interesting read, anyone who is thinking of adoption or anyone who has already been touched by adoption.  This book will have you crying and laughing out loud.  amazon paperback price $10.78 Kindle edition $4.99

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