Monica lent me her copy of House Rules, and I just finished it today.
I've considered parenting pretty tough at times, but I know what J and I go through is nothing like what Emma went through. She's a single parent who has completely restructured and re-prioritized her life to accommodate an autistic child. I'm making a huge assumption here, but I think most parents of autistic children would draw the line at getting an appropriate IEP for their child. Emma researched supplements and special diets to help her son. I know this is a work of fiction, but there are likely hundreds of parents out there doing the same thing. I admire them - I wouldn't be able to do what they do.
Do I recommend the book? Probably not. I didn't look forward to reading it each day the way I have with other books, but it's not bad. It was good enough to finish ;)
Thanks Monica for passing this book my way!
What's next on the list is TBD.
I have a stack of books from my MIL that have been on my book shelf for a while:
My Losing Season (Pat Conroy)
The Art of Racing in the Rain (Garth Stein)
What is What (Dave Eggers)
The Time Traveler's Wife (Audrey Niffenegger)
The Last Promise (Richard Paul Evans)
Testimony (Anita Shreve)
A Thread of Truth (Marie Bostwick)
I'm leaning toward The Art of Racing in the Rain, although there are about 20 books in the mini library at work I can choose from.