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Beyond The Pale
Beyond The Pale | Emily Urquhart
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Like any new mother, Emily is thrilled when her first child, a daughter, is born. The baby, Sadie, is healthy and stunningly beautiful, with snow white hair and fair skin. Even the doctors and nurses cant help a second look at this magical child. But soon a darker current begins to emergesomething is amiss. After three months of testing, Sadie is diagnosed with albinism, a rare genetic condition. Emily, a folklore scholar and an award-winning journalist, is accustomed to understanding and processing the world through stories. With Sadie at her side, Emily researches the cultural beliefs surrounding albinism and finds a curious history of outlandish tales of magic, and of good and evil reaching back through time, along with present-day atrocities. In some parts of the world, people with albinism are stalked; their condition is seen to bring luck and health as well as danger and death. Investigating the different reactions, in different cultures, to those with albinism, Emily begins to see her child as a connection between worlds. Part memoir, part cultural critique and part genetic travelogue, Beyond the Pale is a brave, intimate investigation into the secret histories that each of us carries in our genes and an inspiring and beautiful memoir about parenting a child with a disabilityand building a better future for that child.
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Beyond The Pale | Emily Urquhart
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And the books! Beyond the Pale sounds really interesting, and the untranslatable words book is super cute! #2018nonfictionbookexchange @Kalalalatja

Kalalalatja It was hard to give them away 😉 they have both been on my tbr for such a long time! 2y
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Beyond The Pale | Emily Urquhart
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"When I have little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes." My newest additions to my endless library! Have you read them and, if so, what did you think of them? Happy reading! ???

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