A Baby's Cry [NOOK Book]

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What could cause a mother to believe that giving away her newborn baby is her only option? Cathy Glass is about to find out. From author of Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller Damaged comes a harrowing and moving memoir about tiny Harrison, left in Cathy’s care, and the potentially fatal family secret of his beginnings.When Cathy is first asked to foster one-day old Harrison her only concern is if she will remember how to look after a baby. But upon collecting Harrison from the hospital, Cathy realises she...
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A Baby's Cry

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Overview

What could cause a mother to believe that giving away her newborn baby is her only option? Cathy Glass is about to find out. From author of Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller Damaged comes a harrowing and moving memoir about tiny Harrison, left in Cathy’s care, and the potentially fatal family secret of his beginnings.When Cathy is first asked to foster one-day old Harrison her only concern is if she will remember how to look after a baby. But upon collecting Harrison from the hospital, Cathy realises she has more to worry than she thought when she discovers that his background is shrouded in secrecy.She isn’t told why Harrison is in foster care and his social worker says only a few are aware of his very existence, and if his whereabouts became known his life, and that of his parents, could be in danger. Cathy tries to put her worries aside as she looks after Harrison, a beautiful baby, who is alert and engaging. Cathy and her children quickly bond with Harrison although they know that, inevitably, he will eventually be adopted.But when a woman Cathy doesn’t know starts appearing in the street outside her house acting suspiciously, Cathy fears for her own family’s safety and demands some answers from Harrison’s social worker. The social worker tells Cathy a little but what she says is very disturbing . How is this woman connected to Harrison and can she answer the questions that will affect Harrison’s whole life?

Cathy has been a foster carer for over 20 years, during which time she has looked after more than 70 children, of all ages and backgrounds. Cathy runs training courses on fostering for her local Social Services, and helps draft new fostering procedures and guidelines. She has three teenage children of her own; one of whom was adopted after a long-term foster placement. The name Cathy Glass is a pseudonym.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780007445707
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/15/2012
  • Sold by: Harper Collins UK
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: ePub edition
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 8,882
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Cathy has been a foster carer for over 25 years, during which time she has looked after more than 100 children, of all ages and backgrounds. She has three teenage children of her own; one of whom was adopted after a long-term foster placement. The name Cathy Glass is a pseudonym.


Cathy has written 16 books, including bestselling memoirs Cut, Hidden and Mummy Told Me Not To Tell.


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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2013

    Amazing

    Ive read several books by cathy glass and everyone so far that ive read have been great books. I never get board reading her books including this one and i cant even tell you how many times ive cried during her books lol,there amazing in this book i was so happy with the endingbi cried. Another thing i love about her books you can go to her website listed in the back of her books and get the updates on the children i always do its great to see if they stay in touch and how the child is doing

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2014

    Must Read!

    I have read all of Cathy Glass books and I can't say enough about them! Hope she writes more books!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2013

    Great story!

    I have now read several of cathy glass's books, and while this is a slower read, it is definitely that happiest book I've read. Its a little long and i honestly skimmed through some parts, but it's still a great story.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2013

    Heartwarming story

    I've read several of Cathy Glass's books, and this is the happiest one. No abuse, no trauma, and it's about a baby, which makes it even sweeter. It has the happiest possible ending

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2014

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    Cathy Glass is an amazing author. She really knows how to tell a

    Cathy Glass is an amazing author. She really knows how to tell a story in a way that gets the reader invested. Once I got this book, I couldn’t put it down and was thrilled that it has a happy ending. A true page turner. Great book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2014

    Beautiful...

    As a former foster-mother for infants, I could relate so well to this story; it brought back all the good memories of the special times with the babies before their adoptions, but also the saddness and difficulties of letting them go to their "forever-family." Even so, our hearts are fuller, and our own children are richer, for having these precious ones in our lives--even for a short while.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2014

    Fair

    I have read many Cathy Glass books but this one was mediocre at best.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2014

    Heartwarming

    Heartwarming read!! How can such things happen to the innocent children....I am so happy that there are people in this world like Cathy Glass who gives her all to these innocent babies along with raising her own children. I will be reading more of her books as they are very touching. Thank you Cathy Glass for bringing to books what life is like for some children and families.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2014

    278 pages

    I did not care for this nicely edited, 278 page book. It is based in England and is about their foster care system and one of the care givers. Cathy the foster mother does not have another job, has two children of her own, is divorced and did not spend any of the child care stipend. Yet she was able to do all sorts of things and provide well, for her family. This was very dry reading. No adult themes of any kind. No humor, no romance, no religion, no cursing. The baby's mother was from India, but the author kept refering to her as Asian. This is a true story. First person.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2014

    Nook featuring national enquirer styled books like these show

    Poor taste and what one can expect to get for 99 cents.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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