Spelling Love with an X

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Spelling Love with an X by Clare Dunsford
Paperback $16.00

Oct 01, 2008 | 216 Pages

  • Paperback $16.00

    Oct 01, 2008 | 216 Pages


Through vivid descriptions of her relationship with J.P., readers can glimpse the parental highs and lows of life with a child who has developmental delays. —Lisa M. Jordan, Library Journal

“Clare Dunsford navigates the X that has mapped her own and her son’s paths with humor, honesty, and clear-sighted intelligence-and in prose that sings.”—Elizabeth Graver, author of The Honey Thief and Awake

“Dunsford does much more than inform us concerning a disorder we know too little about. Through a prose both lucid and beautiful, she is able to communicate the strangeness, even the poetry, of fragile X.” —Clara Claiborne Park, author of The Siege and Exiting Nirvana

Spelling Love with an X is one woman’s beautifully written journey toward understanding herself, her son, and the twists of fate and DNA that bind them and all of us. Clare Dunsford’s powerful and moving memoir is rich with humor, poetry and, most of all, love.” —Mitchell Zuckoff, author of Choosing Naia: A Family’s Journey

“Dunsford uses poetry and candor to document a condition the world knows little about by inviting the reader into snapshots of the disability that has been woven throughout the fabric of her life-from coming to terms with her role as a carrier to the poetic retelling of the roller coaster that is life with her son.” —Boston Globe

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