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NUTMEG (English Edition) Formato Kindle
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|Formato Kindle, 20 ott 2011||
|EUR 3,17 per l'acquisto|
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by Mary Coleman MD
Nutmeg is a compelling story that keeps the reader very interested and turning the pages. It is a clearly written and moving story of the journey of a young girl born to a disoriented schizophrenic mother and removed from her care at 3 months of age after the mother mutilated the child's finger. The abuse continued and continued in a series of foster homes until the child finally is placed with a sophisticated agency and eventually adopted by an extraordinarily supportive family. This book contains remarkable insight about Nutmeg's process of thinking and reacting as she goes through these experiences; it also discusses the positive pleasures and negative burdens of the staff inside an adoption agency and the limitations of their work. This book illuminates the reader about a number of contemporary issues -- how does a child come to terms with abandonment by her parent, can a white family successfully adopt a biracial child, what are the identity problems of any adopted child both when younger and later during adolescence and adulthood, and most importantly, can such a repeated abusive beginning in the early years ever be satisfactorily overcome and by what methods?
This book is a tribute to a truly remarkable person, someone who named herself "nutmeg."
This novel is a fictionalized account of an actual seven-year old girl whose unfortunate experiences in foster homes left her defiant, belligerent, and trusting no one. The author takes us through her ups and downs, her advances and setbacks, at Children's Garden. The patience of the staff in dealing with her often maddening behavior takes a prominent place in the story as do the procedures used to modify and re-shape her behavior. This is a touching story of caring people and an unusual little girl whose almost intractable behavior gives way gradually to kind and skillful treatment. She develops trust and attachment and learns to have healthy feelings toward both other children and adults. The reader will find his or her feelings pulled into and along with the developments in the story to the final accomplishment--acceptance into a family she can call her own. It is a fulfilling story that any reader will find gratifying.
Noel Wilson Smith, Ph.D.