More Than It Hurts You

More Than It Hurts You

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Baker & Taylor
The lives of a family and a doctor are irrevocably changed and intertwined by a possible case of Munchausen by Proxy, a situation that forces a mother to question everything from her past and the doctor's concerns about her role in tearing a distressed family apart. By the author of The Real McCoy. 50,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
Josh Goldin was savoring a Friday afternoon break in the coffee room, harmlessly flirting with co-workers while anticipating the weekend at home where his wife, Dori, waited with their eight-month-old son, Zack. And then Josh's secretary rushed in, using words like intensive care, lost consciousness, blood.
That morning, Dori had walked into the emergency room with her son in severe distress. Enter Dr. Darlene Stokes, an African American physician and single mother whose life is dedicated both to her own son and navigating the tricky maze of modern-day medicine. But something about Dori stirred the doctor's suspicions. Darlene had heard of the sensational diagnosis of Munchausen by proxy, where a mother intentionally harms her baby, but she had never come upon a case of it before. It's rarely diagnosed and extraordinarily controversial. Could it possibly have happened?
When these lives intersect with dramatic consequences, Darlene, Dori, and Josh are pushed to their breaking points as they confront the nightmare that has become their new reality. Darin Strauss's novel is set in a world turned upside down - where doctors try to save babies from their parents, police use the law to tear a family apart, and the people you know the best end up surprising you the most.

Baker
& Taylor

The lives of a family and a doctor are irrevocably changed and intertwined by a possible case of Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy, a situation that forces a mother to question her past and the doctor's concerns about her role in tearing a distressed family apart.

Publisher: New York : Dutton, c2008
ISBN: 9780525950707
0525950702
Branch Call Number: FICTION STRAUSS
Characteristics: 401 p

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mariekirby Oct 01, 2011

Good, fast paced read. Interesting topic. Led me to look for more of Darin Strauss's books. Read Chang and Eng.

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angeye87
Sep 06, 2011

Good book. It had a slow start but picked up. I agree though it's crazy to see how loving she is but still thinks she's doing the right thing

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maite07
Aug 02, 2011

Interesting story on Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy. It is fascinating to read how Dori can love her son so much yet still harm him to "unite" her family.
Hard to read at first but storyline got better...

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