Babyface, A Story Of Heart And Bones

When Jeanne McDermott’s second child, Nathaniel, was born with Apert syndrome – a condition that results in a towering skull, a sunken face, and fingers webbed so tightly that hands look like mittens-she was completely unprepared for it. In this extraordinary memoir, McDermott calls on her dual roles as science journalist and mother to share her family’s traumatic yet enriching experience. With grace, courage, and humor, McDermott shows readers how a child with a rare syndrome can illuminate “a whole new way of seeing, not simply him and others, but ourselves.”

© 2000 Mcdermott, Jeanne
Audience: Parent, Professional