Replacement Child

Product Number: EB00655849
Released: Mar 16, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781580054775
Publisher: Seal Press
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"Replacement Child by Judy L. Mandel is a book I recommend to anyone curious about the true story of one family who was caught up in the tragedy of the second plane crash."-Judy Blume, from In the Unlikely Event Judy L. Mandel was born into a family crippled by grief. But it would be years before she would discover the shocking circumstances of their loss. In her award-winning memoir, Replacement Child-now a New York Times bestseller-Mandel tells the true story of a horrifying accident: A plane crashes into a family's home, leaving one daughter severely burned and another dead. The death of the child leaves a hole in the family that threatens to tear it apart. In an attempt to fill the painful gap, the parents give birth to a "replacement child." This powerful tale of love and lies, family and hope, is an intimate account of being brought into the world to provide "a salve for the burns." As a child, Mandel unwittingly rides the deep and hidden currents of her family's grief-until her discovery of this family secret, years later, changes her life forever, forcing her to confront the complex layers of her relationships with her father, mother, and sister.

Author(s): Judy L. Mandel
Original Publish Date: May 07, 2013

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