Hannah Brown is the movie critic for the Jerusalem Post. Born and raised in New York City, she was a movie critic at the New York Post. This is her first novel. For more information, please visit www.hannahbrownbooks.com
IF I COULD TELL YOUby Hannah Brown
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Anne. Talia. Ruthie. Brett. Four very different New York women. But when their children are diagnosed with autism, they all find themselves struggling with the same problem. Suddenly, these women � an ex-model who owns a downtown bar, a high-powered magazine editor, an English professor, and a physical therapist � find that they need each other, as they face the ultimate challenge for any parent: How to help their autistic children get the care they need. But as women, they struggle with another daunting task: How to keep their marriages alive and not find themselves on the wrong side of a frightening statistic --Eighty percent of the parents of autistic children divorce. They join together in a support group, and each chapter follows a month in their lives and ends with a meeting.
It's a rocky road, as they contend with other problems: Quacks peddling expensive alternative therapies � and hope; husbands impatient with their children's disability; other women only too happy to take advantage of the pressures on their marriages; older children diagnosed with autism years ago; newborn babies who have a one-in-five chance of suffering from the disorder; scheming co-workers who try to turn this problem to their advantage; grandparents who are anything but helpful; and resentful teens who run wild while their mothers cope with the crisis. And through it all, they help each other � with strength, humor, love and wisdom.
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A very moving, wonderful and enlightening book.
OH WOW. This is a very touch book. It has a juicy plot, like a soap opera in some ways, but very deep and powerful on the emotional level. Autism is such a varied and mysterious thing and we all experience it so differently.
Wonderful novel about 4 moms with autistic children. Fascinating and realistic but also a true page-turning story!