More Than It Hurts You

More Than It Hurts You

A Novel

Book - 2008
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In Long Island Josh Goldin loves his wife Dori and their eight month old son Zack. However, the TV salesman is very worried about Zack who twice has been rushed to the emergency room with strange life-threatening symptoms. African-American ICU pediatric chief Dr. Darlene Stokes reports the Goldin case to the Child Protective Services based on her theory that Zack's mom suffers from Munchausen syndrome, which causes her to inflict harm to her child in an attempt to draw attention to herself and her family. CPS decides to take Zack away from his white Jewish parents who challenge the government agency in court.
Publisher: New York : Dutton, c2008.
ISBN: 9780525950707
Characteristics: 401 pages ;,24 cm.


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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.

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

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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