Daniel Isn't Talking

Daniel Isn't Talking

Book - 2006
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When Melanie Marsh learns that her son is autistic, she becomes determined to teach him to speak, play, and become as normal as possible in this deeply moving story about a sad and frightening situation that's infused with warmth, compassion, and humor.
Publisher: New York : Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 2006.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780385517515
0385517513
Call Number: LEIMBACH
Characteristics: p. ; cm.
Subjects: Autistic people -- Fiction.
Autism in children -- Fiction.
Mothers and sons -- Fiction.
Alternative Title: Daniel is not talking.

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zaire189
Aug 14, 2013

Inspirational and beautiful! This novel shows what unconditional love truly means.

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VRMurphy
Feb 22, 2012

The writing is competent and the relationships ring true, except for one character who seems a bit too good to be true. The real value of this novel is to explain the emotional wallop a special-needs diagnosis for a child has on his/her parents. Ms. Leimbach has done a stunning job of conveying the emotional impact of discovering you have an autistic child, the subsequent feelings of isolation, and the parents' need to educate themselves in order to advocate for their child. I look forward to future novels from this author.

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Vandyoak
Oct 29, 2011

Leimbach is a gifted writer and the first chapters of Daniel Isn't Talking are excellent. She really captures the mother's despair and resulting depression.

Unfortunately as the book progresses, all of the characters prove to be stereotypical: the ultra-reserved British family, the husband in deep denial, the cold doctors who say the child will never progress.

Daniel Isn't Talking is well-meaning, but extremely unrealistic.

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