The Unfinished Child



The Unfinished Child Finalist For The Alberta Fiction Award And The Alberta Readers Choice Award.A Word Of Mouth Bestseller, Theresa Shea S First Book Explores Female Friendships, Prenatal Testing, Infertility, And Down Syndrome Shea Tackles A Complex Moral Issue With Great Sensitivity This Is A Must Read Not Only For Parents In The Down Syndrome Community But For All Parents, And For Anyone Who Appreciates Masterful Story Telling.When Marie MacPherson, A Mother Of Two, Finds Herself Unexpectedly Pregnant At Thirty Nine, She Feels Guilty Her Best Friend, Elizabeth, Has Never Been Able To Conceive, Despite Years Of Fertility Treatments Marie S Dilemma Is Further Complicated When She Becomes Convinced Something Is Wrong With Her Baby She Then Enters The World Of Genetic Testing And Is Entirely Unprepared For The Decision That Lies Ahead.Intertwined Throughout The Novel Is The Story Of Margaret, Who Gave Birth To A Daughter With Down Syndrome In 1947, When Such Infants Were Defined As Unfinished Children As The Novel Shifts Back And Forth Through The Decades, The Lives Of The Three Women Converge, And The Story Speeds To An Unexpected Conclusion.With Skill And Poise, Debut Novelist Theresa Shea Dramatically Explores Society S Changing Views Of Down Syndrome Over The Past Sixty Years The Story Offers An Unflinching And Compassionate History Of The Treatment Of People With Down Syndrome And Their Struggle For Basic Human Rights Ultimately, The Unfinished Child Is An Unforgettable And Inspiring Tale About The Mysterious And Complex Bonds Of Family, Friendship, And Motherhood.

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  • Paperback
  • 304 pages
  • The Unfinished Child
  • Theresa Shea
  • English
  • 20 December 2018
  • 192736602X

10 thoughts on “The Unfinished Child

  1. Kari says:

    This was a very emotionally difficult book for me to read as a parent of a child with Down Syndrome However, the author gives a heartwrending and honest view of the pain felt from an initial diagnosis of Down Syndrome.She also gives a beautiful picture of true friendship, growth and forgiveness.I do wish however, that she gave arealistic view of the hopefullness of living with Down Syndrome in recent years There is so much negativity shared that is based on outdated research, that paren This was a very emotionally difficult book for me to read as a parent of a child with Down Syndrome However, the author gives a heartwrending and honest view of the pain felt from an initial diagnosis of Down Syndrome.She also gives a beautiful picture of true friendship, growth and forgiveness.I do wish however, that she gave arealistic view of the hopefullness of living with Down Syndrome in recent years There is so much negativity shared that is based on outdated research, that parents who receive a diagnosis never hear For example, did you know that divorce ...

  2. sue says:

    When I approached the author to ask if I could read and review this book cheeky I know I was surprised to have got a reply to arrange for my copy I rather it in ebook, so that was arranged and although I had four books urgent ahead of it, I couldn t wait to read it Thenhubby went down with the fluThenI did.I finally got around to starting it As soon as I was on chapter ...

  3. Melodie Muir says:

    This book was recommended on a special needs blog probably NOT a good place so I was looking very forward to reading it I want to say I enjoyed it but as the parent of a child with Down Syndrome, I found it...

  4. Lisa Guenther says:

    Shea really nails the complexity of friendships between women That mix of jealousy, resentment, and love that exists between some women was brought to life in Marie and Elizabeth The plots pulled me along like a strong current There is a well orchestrated plot twist part way through the novel that was very satisfying to me as a reader.What I liked best ...

  5. Gisela says:

    Definitely one of the best books I ve read in a long time Theresa Shea tackled an extremely complex moral issue with great sensitivity and absolutely NO sense of preachiness an almost impossible task, I m sure The story revolves around three women Margaret, Elizabeth and Marie , and around the difficult choices they each must make in agonizingly difficult circumstances I found myself empathizing with all of them, and to me, that s the mark of a very skillful writer A truly wonderful re Definitely one of the best books I ve read in a long time Theresa Shea tackled an extremely complex moral issue wit...

  6. Gail Udell says:

    This was hard to read for a obvious reasons, which is probably the only reason I gave it 4 stars But it was a realistic story of the past, a very good depiction of the complications and perseverance of a true frie...

  7. Sylvia says:

    A very sensitive and moving story about women, friendship and modern choices regarding fertility Intertwined among these themes is a historical look at attitudes regarding challenged children My favourite quote from the book is Thechoices we re given, theselfish we become.

  8. Lisa says:

    I reviewed this book here

  9. Carrie Ardoin says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I had to sleep on it before I wrote my review of this book, because I didn t want it to sound too scathing Unfortunately, when I woke up and got ready to write this I was probablyangry about it than I was the night before.The book, as it says in the synopsis, is supposed to be a tale about how having a child with Down s Syndrome affects the lives of 3 different women But, we don t even meet a woman who is RAISING a child with DS, let alone get to know the child herself As the book begins I had to sleep on it before I wrote my review of this book, because I didn t want it to sound too scathing Unfortunately, when I woke up and got ready to write this I was probablyangry about it than I was the night before.The book, as it says in the synopsis, is supposed to be a tale about how having a child with Down s Syndrome affects the lives of 3 different women But, we...

  10. Monika says:

    Originally posted on my blog, A Lovely Bookshelf on the Wall Only ten pages into The Unfinished Child, my heart was already in my throat I could tell this was going to be one powerful read.The novel tells the story of three women Marie MacPherson, mother of two and unexpectedly pregnant at age 39 her best friend, Elizabeth, infertile for years despite treatments and Margaret, whose daughter was born with Down syndrome in 1947 Their experiences finally converge in a shocking conclusion that Originally posted on my blog, A Lovely Bookshelf on the Wall Only ten pages into The Unfinished Child, my heart was already in my throat I could tell this was going to be one powerful read.The novel tells the story of three women Marie MacPherson, mother of two and unexpectedly pregnant...

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