Replacement Child

Judy L Mandel (Author)
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Description

"Replacement Child by Judy L. Mandel is a book I recommend to anyone curious about the true story of one family who was caught up in the tragedy of the second plane crash. Judy Blume, from In the Unlikely Event
Judy L. Mandel was born into a family crippled by grief. But it would be years before she would discover the shocking circumstances of their loss.
In her award-winning memoir, Replacement Child now a New York Times bestseller Mandel tells the true story of a horrifying accident: A plane crashes into a family s home, leaving one daughter severely burned and another dead. The death of the child leaves a hole in the family that threatens to tear it apart. In an attempt to fill the painful gap, the parents give birth to a replacement child.
This powerful tale of love and lies, family and hope, is an intimate account of being brought into the world to provide a salve for the burns. As a child, Mandel unwittingly rides the deep and hidden currents of her family s griefuntil her discovery of this family secret, years later, changes her life forever, forcing her to confront the complex layers of her relationships with her father, mother, and sister."

Product Details

Price
$16.00
Publisher
Seal Press (CA)
Publish Date
March 05, 2013
Pages
307
Dimensions
5.4 X 1.0 X 8.2 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
ISBN/EAN
9781580054768
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About the Author

Judy L. Mandel began her career as a journalist, branched out to public relations, and settled in corporate marketing, where she worked for more than 20 years as a marketing director for several Fortune 100 companies. Mandel is now a student in the MFA program of Stony Brook Southampton and lives in Connecticut with her husband. Visit her online at JudyMandel.com.

Reviews

"A very powerful memoir . . . I definitely recommend picking this one up."
--"Raging Bibliomania"

"This touching tale of healing and understanding explores the sometimes unconscious expectations of love."
--"Hartford Magazine"

"Judy Mandel uses the fire from which she was born to forge a brave quest toward truth and understanding."
--Tracy Kauffman-Wood, "Women's Memoirs"

""Replacement Child" is a . . . touching story any parent will relate to . . . a memoir that should not be overlooked by parents."
--"Midwest Book Review"

"Riveting . . . I couldn't put this book down. Mandel's memoir is as riveting and gut wrenching as any piece of thriller fiction I've read."
--Wendy Thomas, "Bookpleasures"

"This is a wonderful read . . . I did not want to put this book down. It really takes you on a journey of
one person's struggle to examine who they are and where they come from. I highly recommend this book."
--"The Social Frog"
"The unthinkable happens every day. But it's not every day that a writer turns it into art."
--"The Star-Ledger"

"By cleverly shifting between recent years and the day of the crash, Mandel weaves together chapters of real and imagined scenes building to the inevitable. . . the book grapples with the random forces that shape modern life."
--"Publishers Weekly"

"Intimately told . . . a well-balanced story of loss and hope."
--"The Examiner"

"A very powerful memoir . . . I definitely recommend picking this one up."
--"Raging Bibliomania"

"This touching tale of healing and understanding explores the sometimes unconscious expectations of love."
--"Hartford Magazine"

"Judy Mandel uses the fire from which she was born to forge a brave quest toward truth and understanding."
--Tracy Kauffman-Wood, "Women's Memoirs"

""Replacement Child" is a . . . touching story any parent will relate to . . . a memoir that should not be overlooked by parents."
--"Midwest Book Review"

"Riveting . . . I couldn't put this book down. Mandel's memoir is as riveting and gut wrenching as any piece of thriller fiction I've read."
--Wendy Thomas, "Bookpleasures"

"This is a wonderful read . . . I did not want to put this book down. It really takes you on a journey of
one person's struggle to examine who they are and where they come from. I highly recommend this book."
--"The Social Frog"
"The unthinkable happens every day. But it s not every day that a writer turns it into art."
The Star-Ledger
"By cleverly shifting between recent years and the day of the crash, Mandel weaves together chapters of real and imagined scenes building to the inevitable. . . the book grapples with the random forces that shape modern life."
Publishers Weekly
"Intimately told . . . a well-balanced story of loss and hope."
The Examiner
"A very powerful memoir . . . I definitely recommend picking this one up."
Raging Bibliomania
This touching tale of healing and understanding explores the sometimes unconscious expectations of love.
Hartford Magazine
"Judy Mandel uses the fire from which she was born to forge a brave quest toward truth and understanding."
Tracy Kauffman-Wood, Women's Memoirs
Replacement Child is a . . . touching story any parent will relate to . . . a memoir that should not be overlooked by parents."
Midwest Book Review
Riveting . . . I couldn't put this book down. Mandel's memoir is as riveting and gut wrenching as any piece of thriller fiction I've read."
Wendy Thomas, Bookpleasures
"This is a wonderful read . . . I did not want to put this book down. It really takes you on a journey of
one person's struggle to examine who they are and where they come from. I highly recommend this book."
The Social Frog"
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