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Moorhead Public Library 921 GRE (Text) 33500010557668 Main Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780307720924 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 0307720926 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 9780307720948 (ebk.)
  • ISBN: 0307720942 (ebk.)
  • Physical Description: print
    302 p. ; 25 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, c2011.

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Summary, etc.: Chronicles the author's coming-of-age in a family whose Christian Science faith forbade consultations with doctors or the use of mainstream medicine, a belief system that caused doubt and bitter divides when the author's mother became seriously ill.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2011 July #1
    This unique title may be one of the hardest to find with a search in the catalog, but it perfectly captures the book's focus and flow: its triune breakdown mirrors the book's three-part structure. Written in a first-person, memoir fashion, part one highlights Greenhouse's childhood and adolescent struggles against her devout Christian Science (CS) parents, particularly her father. Whether it's a case of the chicken pox or faltering eyesight, her father's response involves prayer and the writings of Mary Baker Eddy—anything but a trip to the doctor. The focus shifts to the mother in the second (and largest) section. Greenhouse is in her twenties and spends most of 1986 watching her mother die. Many of the conversations she recounts from that year involve the particulars of CS, specifically beliefs about healing and medicine. In the chapter-length final section, Greenhouse is 15 years removed from her mother's passing and reflects on her spiritual journey toward God—without the strictures of what she considers a misguided religion. A touching book that puts a human face on Christian Science. Copyright 2011 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

LUCIA GREENHOUSE, a graduate of the Emma Willard School and Brown University, lives with her husband and four children in Westchester County, New York. This is her first book.

Subject: Greenhouse, Lucia
Christian Scientists United States Biography
Christian Science Controversial literature
Greenhouse, Lucia
Christian Science United States Biography
Christian Science Controversial literature
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