Daniel Isn't Talking by Marti Leimbach

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Melanie Marsh is an American living in London with her British husband, Stephen, and their two young children. The Marshes’ orderly home life is shattered when their son Daniel is given a devastating diagnosis. Resourceful and determined not to acceptt what others, including her husband, say is inevitable, Melanie finds an ally in the idealistic Andy, whose unorthodox ideas may just prove that Daniel is far more “normal” than anyone imagined. Daniel Isn’t Talking is a moving story of a family in crisis, told with warmth, compassion, and humor.


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About Marti Leimbach

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Marti Leimbach is the author of several novels, including the international bestseller Dying Young, which was made into a major motion picture starring Julia Roberts. Born in Washington, D.C., Leimbach attended the Creative Writing program at University of California, Irvine, and Harvard University. She currently lives in England and teaches at Oxford University's Creative Writing program.
 
Published May 8, 2007 by Anchor. 290 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The author of Dying Young (1989) tells the story of a young mother with an autistic son.

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The New York Times

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Marti Leimbach's new novel focuses on the fraught mother of an autistic son.

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Publishers Weekly

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Leimbach (Dying Young ) notes on the back of the galley that she has modeled her title character on her own autistic son; the result is moving, frequently funny a

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A mother with an autistic son suffers the indignities of an uncaring system. Any resemblance to real life is purely coincidental.

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