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Replacement Child

Audiobook
Nonfiction: Autobiography & Memoir
Unabridged   6 hour(s)
Publication date: 06/11/2019

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Replacement Child

A Memoir

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Audio CD ISBN:9781684570263
Digital Download ISBN:9781684570270

Summary

In her award-winning memoir, Replacement Child—now a New York Times bestseller—Judy L. Mandel tells the true story of a horrifying accident: A plane crashes into a family's home, leaving one daughter severely burned and another dead. The death of the child leaves a hole in the family that threatens to tear it apart. In an attempt to fill the painful gap, the parents have a "replacement child."

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Judy L. Mandel was born into a family crippled by grief. But it would be years before she would discover the shocking circumstances of their loss.

In her award-winning memoir, Replacement Child—now a New York Times bestseller—Mandel tells the true story of a horrifying accident: A plane crashes into a family's home, leaving one daughter severely burned and another dead. The death of the child leaves a hole in the family that threatens to tear it apart. In an attempt to fill the painful gap, the parents have a "replacement child."

This powerful tale of love and lies, family and hope, is an intimate account of being brought into the world to provide "a salve for the burns." As a child, Mandel unwittingly rides the deep and hidden currents of her family's grief—until her discovery of this family secret, years later, changes her life forever, forcing her to confront the complex layers of her relationships with her father, mother, and sister.

Reviews/Praise

"By cleverly shifting between recent years and the day of the crash, Mandel weaves together chapters of real and imagined scenes building to the inevitable. . . the book grapples with the random forces that shape modern life."—Publishers Weekly

Author Bio

Judy L. Mandel began her career as a journalist, branched out to public relations, and settled in corporate marketing, where she worked for more than twenty years as a marketing director for several Fortune 100 companies. Mandel is now a student in the MFA program of Stony Brook Southampton and lives in Connecticut.