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A Story of Heart and Bones

In the hourless depths of the night…I grieved for the dreambaby who had died and loved the one who had been born.

In Babyface: A Story of Heart and Bones, Jeanne McDermott tells of her life with her second son, Nathaniel, born at Boston’s Beth Israel Hospital with Apert syndrome, a rare craniofacial condition. McDermott, who has written for Smithsonian, Horticulture and The Wall Street Journal, writes with scientific metaphor in describing the aspects surrounding his life: “lost in a seaweed of tubes” and “mission control equipment.”

The book discusses fundamental beliefs about difference and beauty; it also provides insight and inspiration to families.

Reviewed by Alex Moore

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