Daniel Isn't Talking

Daniel Isn't Talking

A Novel

Large Print - 2006
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Melanie Marsh is an American living in London, married to Stephen, the perfect Englishman, who knew the minute he saw her that she was to be his future. But when their youngest child is diagnosed with autism their marriage starts to unravel at great speed. Stephen runs back into the arms of his previous girlfriend while Melanie does everything in her power to help her son and keep her family together...
Publisher: W. F. Howes,� 2006
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9781846325991
Branch Call Number: LT LEIM

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zaire189
Aug 14, 2013

Inspirational and beautiful! This novel shows what unconditional love truly means.

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VRMurphy
Feb 22, 2012

The writing is competent and the relationships ring true, except for one character who seems a bit too good to be true. The real value of this novel is to explain the emotional wallop a special-needs diagnosis for a child has on his/her parents. Ms. Leimbach has done a stunning job of conveying the emotional impact of discovering you have an autistic child, the subsequent feelings of isolation, and the parents' need to educate themselves in order to advocate for their child. I look forward to future novels from this author.

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Vandyoak
Oct 29, 2011

Leimbach is a gifted writer and the first chapters of Daniel Isn't Talking are excellent. She really captures the mother's despair and resulting depression.

Unfortunately as the book progresses, all of the characters prove to be stereotypical: the ultra-reserved British family, the husband in deep denial, the cold doctors who say the child will never progress.

Daniel Isn't Talking is well-meaning, but extremely unrealistic.

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