Saturday, August 17, 2013

The Story of Beautiful Girl

It is 1968. Lynnie, a young white woman with a developmental disability, and Homan, an African American deaf man, are locked away in an institution, the School for the Incurable and Feebleminded, and have been left to languish, forgotten. Deeply in love, they escape, and find refuge in the farmhouse of Martha, a retired schoolteacher and widow. But the couple is not alone-Lynnie has just given birth to a baby girl. When the authorities catch up to them that same night, Homan escapes into the darkness, and Lynnie is caught. But before she is forced back into the institution, she whispers two words to Martha: "Hide her." And so begins the 40-year epic journey of Lynnie, Homan, Martha, and baby Julia-lives divided by seemingly insurmountable obstacles, yet drawn together by a secret pact and extraordinary love

Published May 4th 2011 by Grand Central Publishing (first published 2011)
original title
The Story of Beautiful Girl
0446574465 (ISBN13: 9780446574464)
edition language  English
My review:  A beautifully written book about exceptional people living in a  society where they are considered unacceptable.  This story started out a slow for me, but was told by a friend to continue, that I would not be disappointed.   Well, she was right.  The best parts of the book for me, were of Martha and Julia and then of course at the very end.     I would recommend this book to people who  love heartwarming and emotionally moving stories with  happy endings.  
I would love to hear from you, if you decide that this story fits your taste.  As, my friend said to me, "You won't be disappointed.

Happy Reading !!!!

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