Turning Stones by Marc Parent
My Days and Nights with Children at Risk

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In a book that is “at once heart-wrenching and heart-warming” (Kirkus Reviews), Parent, a social worker in New York City, recounts his most desperate cases and life on the front lines in the battle to help abused children. “A revelatory and affirmative work, a grace note played against the darkest passages of family life” (Newsday). Foreword by Anna Quindlen.

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MARC PARENT is the author of" Turning Stones: My Days and Nights with Children at Risk," a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize as well as a New Visions nominee and a NEBA Honorary Selection, and "Believing It All: What My Children Taught Me About Trout Fishing, Jelly Toast, and Life," He has written for The New York Times and USA Today, among other publications. He lives in Pennsylvania with his wife and three sons.
Published September 25, 1996 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 384 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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In the long anecdote that provides the title for the book, Parent comes to believe that even in cases where child welfare workers can do little, the work provides ``an opportunity to touch a life at a critical moment and make it better.'' Riveting stories, tuned to the headlines, that also...

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In this outstanding work of social commentary, Parent describes the harrowing conditions he worked under and the brutalization he witnessed during the four years he was employed as a caseworker by New York City's Emergency Children's Services.

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