- Use promo code GIFTBOOK18 to save $5.00 when you spend $20.00 or more on Books shipped and sold by Amazon.com. Enter code GIFTBOOK18 at checkout. Here's how (restrictions apply)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Monday Coffee and Other Stories of Mothering Children with Special Needs Paperback – October 28, 2013
The Amazon Book Review
Author interviews, book reviews, editors' picks, and more. Read it now
Frequently bought together
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
Special offers and product promotions
Showing 1-3 of 3 reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
I take the BOOK! to bed, and make love to it for three days. A dreamy baptism of story-tears and story-s*** and story-hope.
My child is there—shrunk and flattened, black & white, quoted and revered.
Daughter essay poem art.
I meet other children—Oscar Fiona Hilary Gabriel Joy Katie Owen—written alive by their mothers. An offering. Litany. Here we are.
Every narrative a laugh-groan-uhuh-amen! From this religion called--tell it like it is.
Or how it was.
Last year. Yesterday. Before…
Cause now my daughter asks for hugs at bedtime. (My poem: proved wrong by time. Says hugs hurt. Says love is silent.)
And so we are born again now and now and now.
Maybe it's time to get out of bed.
Do another happy-dance.
Tackle the laundry and dishes.
And write the next chapter.
When the book arrived, I had the house to myself for three days. (An unusual occurrence.) I climbed into bed, and immersed myself in story. At first, I searched for the familiar. Autism. Girl. High Functioning. Then, I swam deeper, listening to the surround sound mother-voices. My inner response: "Oh, so that's how you say it? I couldn't find the words, but I'm glad you did..." My outer response: tears, laughter, a blurted "Aha!"
This book feels like a much-needed group hug. A safe haven. An icebreaker. A ferocious love poem to reality.
I highly recommend it.