Switched at Birth: The True Story of a Mother's Journey

Switched at Birth: The True Story of a Mother's Journey

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by Kathryn Kennish, Michelle Gagnon
     
 

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As seen on the hit ABC Family series Switched at Birth

Kathryn Kennish was delivered the shock of her life when she found out that the baby girl she brought home from the hospital 16 years ago isn't the one she gave birth to and that she has a biological daughter who she does not know. Now, for the first time, she tells her full, extraordinary,

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As seen on the hit ABC Family series Switched at Birth

Kathryn Kennish was delivered the shock of her life when she found out that the baby girl she brought home from the hospital 16 years ago isn't the one she gave birth to and that she has a biological daughter who she does not know. Now, for the first time, she tells her full, extraordinary, switched-at-birth story.

Kathryn Kennish seemed to have a charmed life as a stay-at-home mom in a wealthy Kansas suburb with her husband, John, a former professional baseball player, and their two teenage children. But Kathryn's world was turned upside down when she found out that Bay, the daughter she and John have raised since birth, is actually the biological daughter of a single mother named Regina. This news is followed by the equally mind-boggling fact that Kathryn's biological daughter, Daphne, who happens to be deaf, has been raised by Regina in a struggling neighborhood in Missouri. In her memoir, Kathryn reveals the surprising and intimate layers of her story—from the private details of the switched-at-birth revelation to all that occurs in its aftermath, including Regina and Daphne's move into the Kennish household. In the wake of this immense shift, secrets and previously unexamined issues from Kathryn's and her family's past surface as they are forced to reexamine everything they assumed about what makes a family a family.

As Kathryn's family searches for their own "normal," she grapples with, and rejoices in, all the complications that come along with being a part of, and loving, an “unconventional” family. Her story is for all of us with not-normal families and a vicarious treat for anyone who has ever wondered what would happen if a relative was switched at birth.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401312756
Publisher:
Hyperion
Publication date:
08/28/2012
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
3 Months to 12 Years

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Meet the Author

Kathryn Kennish is a mother-turned published author, who lives with her newly expanded family in Mission Hills, Missouri.

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Switched at Birth: The True Story of a Mother's Journey 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 33 reviews.
Ginny-Bella-Daphne More than 1 year ago
This well written book will have you reeling to the very end. I truly enjoyed reading the book and learning about the family that was turned upside down due to the hospitals mistake. The struggles and tribulations they face can certainly bring others hope and guidance. I hope you all enjoy reading the book as much as I did
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
love the show love the book and it wasnt just a written version of the show it had alot of insite to it very well written
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The show is brilliant it an amazing book
melreads More than 1 year ago
I love love love Switched at Birth. It is a great book to read from the 4th grade level to adult. I absolutely could not put it down I had to finish the book in one seating (that is hard to do in this day in age). Although I have to admit it is a fan based book, based on stuff that if you have watched the show you would know about. I feel that if you have never seen the show in your life, it might be a little hard to get into it. But then again I don't know, reading is all different for everyone. But if you love the show, definitely get the book. it will most likely remain in my personal library for years to come.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you love the tv show, youwill live this book as well. It adds great deoth to the character of Kathryn Kennish, and provides interesting background material. A quick read, but a great read nevertheless.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think the show is awsome. Im guessing the book will be even better because it will most likely have more thoughts and you will probably understand the show more
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the show it is awesome and great!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i love this show i watching it every time i get home from school and i love this book i hope you go on with this show
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
the tv show is amazing, i hope i will enjoy the book as well
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book and the show!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was great and also funny but it let a lot of moms know to always ask if their child is theirs or not.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing book! It is discriptive and and exciting. I recommend for everyone to read this book.
Anonymous 5 days ago
Great read. Love the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Comes on tonight yeeeeep
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's really easy but is really good. I also love the show
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If you want shocking this gives you plenty of it. So buy this book
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Omg I watch it ever monday @8 on abc family
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a great read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
But i love the show and Kathyerine are you crazy?Your husband loves you and he wad drunk so you need to forgive him I know you love him too and really you had to get mad when you cheated on him with his competition on running for president so thats a win win to me so quit being stupid and if i meet you in person ever it'll be to soon Love, S.A.B lover
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love u i am watching ur show right know
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is really good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
:D Bay and emmett re so cute!!!!!i lik them together! Never break up :( im learninv asl just cuz of this show!