Saturday, June 14, 2008

Keeping Keller Is To Be Cherished-Book Review

By Kimberly Jensen

I purchased "Keeping Keller" because of its subject matter. I have a child with autism and of course I read everything, fact or fiction on the subject. I read the book in two days straight because of its beautiful and poignant writing. Tracy Winegar takes a couple from the 1950's and brings them to life; their raw, honest life. I loved this book as it tells the story of how a couple deals with having a special needs child during a decade where trimmed lawns, high heeled shoes and appearances meant everything. They bucked what was "normal" and fought to include their young son into everyday society. I highly recommend this book to everyone who wants to love and understand that which is "not normal," and embrace those who love someone with special needs. Bravo, Tracy, Bravo!


Shirley Bahlmann said...

Wow. What a powerful review. Now I really want to read this book. Thanks for the recommendation.

Marcia Mickelson said...

I have heard such great things about the book. I also want to read it.

Tracy Winegar said...

Jeez, You know how to make a girl feel good!! I am so glad you liked it. Coming from you of all people, means a lot, since you have lived it.