by Linda Armstrong-Miller


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Matthew Allen experienced a tragedy when he was ten years old. Because of it, he stopped caring. He stopped growing. His first night of call as a brand new intern changed that and his life forever. Touched is the journey Matthew Allen had to take into his past so that he could live his future.

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ISBN-13: 9780595139187
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/28/2000
Pages: 220
Product dimensions: 6.01(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.59(d)

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Linda Armstrong Miller is an exciting new Author who knows how to get my "reading muscle" excited. A very moving and touching book which is so close to many of our experiences in life.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'Touched' is an enthralling novel created by the fertile imagination of debut author Linda Armstrong-Miller. Offering a chilling look at child abuse, domestic violence, and racial prejudice, it relates the story of an emotionally scarred man who is compelled to confront his traumatic past. The protagonist's willingness to forgive releases painful memories, healing all areas of his life. Dr. Matthew Green has just started his four-year medical internship, but his heart is not in the medical profession. Because he lacks the desire to be a good doctor, he displays a dearth of sensitivity and compassion for his patients as well as a general distrust toward his co-workers. On his first night on call, when a ninety-eight old African-American woman suffering from congestive heart failure is unexpectedly transferred to his care, Matthew feels that the intensive care unit's resources are wasted on her, since she does not have long to live. However, when he meets Ruthie Mae Morris or Grandma, as she likes to be called, he is in for several surprises. The mysterious Grandma not only reads Matthew's mind but also seems to know everything about him and his disturbing past. Explaining that he needs to eliminate his excess baggage and face his painful memories ('As a doctor, you know that sometimes a wound must be opened in order for it to heal'), she offers to 'touch' his heart and help him move on with life. Using the 'tools of her trade,' Grandma guides him through a journey back in time to deal with his childhood issues. Later, she takes him on a trip to the town of 'The Walking Wounded.' Here, Matthew witnesses two hateful, racist, white youths gruesomely murder a young African-American woman named Bonnie. Matthew shares the anguish of the town's people at the loss of a fellow being and learns about love and caring. Finally, just as he makes peace with his past and after much introspection, he discovers the answer to Grandma's intriguing question 'Do two wrongs make a right?', his guide seeks her own peace. Without descending to preaching, this talented new writer has penned a spell-binding page turner that explores troubling issues like abuse and racial bias. The twist towards the end is sure to surprise many. Though it contains some gruesome incidents, its core message is the healing power of forgiveness. This inspirational story will touch the hearts of adult readers and young-adults alike.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I believe the author got her point across with this book. Very true to life experience and also very emotional.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Touche did just that. It touched me so that I laughed in some places and cried in others. I rejoiced when Matthew Allen was finally able to see that he was being offered a gift. I cried when he finally accepted it. I loved Touched so much I'm recommending it to my family and friends. I can't wait until Linda Armstrong-Miller publishes another book