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Author Atwell, Linda, author.

Title Loving Lindsey : raising a daughter with special needs : a memoir / Linda Atwell.

Publication Info. Berkeley, CA : She Writes Press, 2017.

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Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Woodstock PL Adult Non-Fiction - WOLY-11  305.9084 ATW    AVAILABLE
Description 323 pages ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Summary "Linda Atwell and her strong-willed daughter, Lindsey--a high-functioning young adult with intellectual disabilities--have always had a complicated relationship. But when Lindsey graduates from Silverton High School at nineteen and gets a job at Goodwill, she also moves into a newly remodeled cottage in her parents' backyard--and Linda believes that all their difficult times may finally be behind them. Life, however, proves not to be so simple. As Lindsey plunges into adulthood, she experiments with sex, considers a tubal ligation, and at twenty quits Goodwill and runs away with Emmett, a man more than twice her age. As Lindsey grows closer to Emmett, she slips further away from her family--but Linda, determined to save her daughter, refuses to give up. A touching memoir with unexpected moments of joy and humor, Loving Lindsey is a story about independence, rescue, resilience, and, most of all, love."--Amazon.com.
Subject Atwell, Linda -- Family.
Parents of children with mental disabilities -- Biography.
Children with mental disabilities -- Family relationships.
Teenagers with mental disabilities -- Family relationships.
ISBN 9781631522802
1631522809

 
    
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