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Description - Expecting Adam by Martha Beck

'A compelling, utterly unsentimental must-read' Vogue Expecting Adam is the beautifully written, poignant, achingly funny true story of John and Martha Beck, and of the extraordinary child they brought into the world. John and Martha were an exceptionally ambitious and driven all-American couple. With six Harvard degrees between them, and living in the refined and competitive atmosphere of the Harvard campus, the last thing they expected was to become parents to a Down's Syndrome baby. Refusing to believe her child was 'defective', Martha decided to trust in the tiny life she felt growing inside her. And her hitherto ordinary life was transformed by magical visions and strange, heartstopping experiences which persisted throughout her pregnancy. By the time Adam was born, Martha and John had to redefine everything of value to them, question their deepest beliefs, and put all their faith in miracles. And it worked.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780749921903
ISBN-10: 0749921900
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 131mm x 23mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Piatkus Books
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 19-Apr-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Martha Beck

Martha Beck is the 'Quality of Life' columnist for Mademoiselle magazine. She also writes for Good Housekeeping. - Martha is a full-time mother to Adam and two other children. - Between them, Martha and her husband John have six Harvard degrees - She has written one previous book.

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