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!

3 comments:

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.