On a winter night in 1964, Dr. David Henry is forced by a blizzard to deliver his own twins. His son, born first, is perfectly healthy. Yet when his daughter is born, he sees immediately that she has Down’s Syndrome. Rationalizing it as a need to protect Norah, his wife, he makes a split-second decision that will alter all of their lives forever.

Adult; Fiction

Debbie, Head of Children's Services
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Lisa Genova is a trained neuroscientist, and a great storyteller as well. She combines the science and specific details of a little-known condition, called Left Neglect, with the raw emotions present when the main character, Sara Nickerson,  tries to navigate through this life-changing diagnosis. We are drawn into Sara’s family and all its history and dynamics as we follow the character’s journey. Fascinating, heart-wrenching and hopeful.

Adult; Fiction

Debbie, Head of Children's Services
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Identical Strangers: A Memoir of Twins Separated and Reunited by Elyse Schein and Paula Bernstein, follows twin sisters Elyse and Paula as they find their way back to each other. As they are getting to know each other, they learn that the study was conducted by a pair of influential psychiatrists associated with a prestigious adoption agency. Check out their memoir to follow their journey.

Adult; Memoir; Nonfiction

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This is a heartwarming story about little Gilbert, a penguin who yearns to fly. Despite his big, clumsy feet and small, fluffy wings, Gilbert keeps trying, convinced he’ll be able to soar someday… even though his penguin family tells him to give up. Check out this sweet, motivating story about overcoming obstacles and discovering your hidden talents.

Children; Picture Book

Debbie, Head of Children's Services
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