Overheard in a Dream
By (author) Torey L. Hayden
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Overheard in a Dream by Torey L. Hayden
Book DescriptionBestselling author Torey Hayden's novel is a fascinating study of a fractured family, a troubled child, and a psychiatrist's attempts to rescue them. Conor, aged nine, arrives in the play therapy room of child psychiatrist James Innes with the diagnosis "autistic". His mother Laura, an aloof, enigmatic novelist, can't handle him. His rancher father, embroiled in divorcing Laura, does not feel there is anything wrong with Conor. His six year old sister Morgana insists he really does see ghosts. As James becomes convinced Conor is not autistic, he is drawn first into Conor's strange world of "things the cat knows" and then into Morgana's stories of her friend the "Lion King". James is pulled most deeply, however, into Laura's world; at first that of a lonely, rather difficult woman and then, eventually, into the world of her imagination, an enthralling world that seems almost real - and that hides a terrible secret.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780007260935
(197mm x 130mm x 35mm)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publish Date: 2-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Torey L. Hayden
Teaching Children Who are Hard to Reach, Paperback (December 2012)
Learn how to change inappropriate behavior rather than just control it-and build the successful relationships that help our most troubled students make positive changes!
Innocent Foxes, Paperback (September 2011)
From bestselling author Torey Hayden comes a moving new novel of loss and redemption.
Sunflower Forest, Paperback (December 2008)
Bestselling author Torey Hayden's new novel poignantly tells of a daughter's attempt to grow up in the shadow of her mother's haunted past. Warm, melancholy and evocatively rendered this book captures the essence of a family touched by sadness.
Silent Boy, Paperback (April 2008)» View all books by Torey L. Hayden
From the author of Sunday Times bestsellers One Child and Ghost Girl comes a heartbreaking story of a boy trapped in silence and the teacher who rescued him.
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Author Biography - Torey L. Hayden
Born in Montana, USA, Torey Hayden has spent most of her adult life working with children in distress. Now living in Great Britain, she divides her time between writing and volunteer work with several British charities. Torey is author of numerous internationally best-selling books about her experiences as a special education teacher and therapist. She has also written two novels and two children's books. Find her at www.torey-hayden.com
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