Keeping Lucy




      Keeping Lucy
From the author of Rust Stardust comes this heartbreaking story, inspired by true events, of how far one mother must go to protect her daughter Dover, Massachusetts, 1969 Ginny Richardson s heart was torn open when her baby girl, Lucy, born with Down Syndrome, was taken from her Under pressure from his powerful family, her husband, Ab, sent Lucy away to Willowridge, a special school for the feeble minded Ab tried to convince Ginny it was for the best That they should grieve for their daughter as though she were dead That they should try to move on But two years later, when Ginny s best friend, Marsha, shows her a series of articles exposing Willowridge as a hell on earth its squalid hallways filled with neglected children she knows she can t leave her daughter there With Ginny s six year old son in tow, Ginny and Marsha drive to the school to see Lucy for themselves What they find sets their course on a heart racing journey across state lines turning Ginny into a fugitive.For the first time, Ginny must test her own strength and face the world head on as she fights Ab and his domineering father for the right to keep Lucy Racing from Massachusetts to the beaches of Atlantic City, through the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia to a roadside mermaid show in Florida, Keeping Lucy is a searing portrait of just how far a mother s love can take her. Download Keeping Lucy – heartforum.co.uk

T Greenwood is the author of thirteen novels She has received grants from the Sherwood Anderson Foundation, the Christopher Isherwood Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and, most recently, the Maryland State Arts Council She has won four San Diego Book Awards Five of her novels have been BookSense76 IndieBound picks BODIES OF WATER was finalist for a Lambda Foundation award Her thirteenth novel, KEEPING LUCY was just published.She teaches creative writing for San Diego Writer s Ink and online for The Writer s Center She and her husband, Patrick, live in San Diego, CA with their two daughters She is also a photographer.More information on T Greenwood can be found at her websites and


      Keeping Lucy
 By T. Greenwood IBN : 1250164222 Format : Hardcover – heartforum.co.uk
  • Hardcover
  • 320 pages
  • Keeping Lucy
  • T. Greenwood
  • 08 May 2019
  • 1250164222

10 thoughts on “ Keeping Lucy

  1. Mischenko says:

    This book captivated me from start to finish Very mild spoiler s It s 1969 and Ginny has just given birth to her second child, a baby girl with down syndrome The moment she s born, Ginny s doctor tells her that she won t be able to keep the baby, and that her baby will likely die within a few years from a heart condition or something else Her husband wants to protect the family by sending the baby to a school for children with needs Ginny doesn t agree with her husband Abbott, but she feels This book captivated me from start to finish Very mild spoiler s It s 1969 and Ginny has just given birth to her second child, a baby girl with down syndrome The moment she s born, Ginny s doctor tells her that she won t be able to keep the baby, and that her baby will likely die within a few years from a heart condition or something else Her husband wants to protect the family by sending the baby to a school for children with needs Ginny doesn t agree with her husband Abbott, but she feels she has no choice and all of it seems to be facilitated by her horrible, controlling, fathe...

  2. Deanna says:

    My reviews can also be seen at again T Greenwood has written a story that kept me riveted as I flew through the pages Ginny Richardson had always wanted a simple life Her husband, Ab had said he wanted the same thing They were going to live in a little cabin in the woods with their children, enjoying nature and each other Unfortunately, those dreams were shattered early on They didn t know that there would be a whole series of roadblocks on My reviews can also be seen at again T Greenwood has written a story that kept me riveted as I flew through the pages Ginny Richardson had always wanted a simple life Her husband, Ab had said he wanted the same thing They were going to live in a little cabin in the woods with their children, enjoying nature and each other Unfortunately, those dreams were shattered early on They didn t know that there would be a whole series of roadblocks on that road less traveled, all of them put up by his father Now they live in a fancy house not far from her in law s fancy house Ginny is pregnant with her second child when her water breaks during her baby shower.After giving birth, Ginny c...

  3. Holly B says:

    Amazing writing, amazing story telling and I could not stop reading it Honestly, I was just going to preview a bit of this novel, and planned on reading it next month That never happened I became so absorbed in the story and so invested in the characters that I simply couldn t put the book down It was such a compelling story line and I just fell in love with little Lucy and truly cared about her and her mom, Ginny I had to see the story through to the end.It was 1969 and Ginny s baby Amazing writing, amazing story telling and I could not stop reading it Honestly, I was just going to preview a bit of this novel, and planned on reading it next month That never happene...

  4. Debra says:

    When Ginny Richardson s daughter, Lucy, is born with down syndrome, her husband has her taken to Willowridge, a school for the feeble minded Ginny is heartbroken, but her husband convinces her that Lucy being in Willowridge is in everyone s best interest including Lucy s Ginny was expected to grieve and move on But then Ginny s friend Marsha find a newspaper article detailing neglected children, despicable living conditions and poor treatment at Willowridge, Ginny knows she must do When Ginny Richardson s daughter, Lucy, is born with down syndrome, her husband has her taken to Willowridge, a school for the feeble minded Ginny is heartbroken, but her husband convinces her that Lucy being in Willowridge is in everyone s best interest including Lucy s Ginny was expected to grieve and move on But then Ginny s friend Marsha find a newspaper article detailing neglected children, despicable living conditions and poor treatment at Willowridge, Ginny knows she must do something, anything to protect her daughter Against her husband her father in law s wishes, Ginny decides to act.I really enjoyed this book which felt as if ...

  5. Jaline says:

    Update Today, August 6th 2019 happy publication day for this novel.I have been a fan of T Greenwood s writing for quite some time I have also been disappointed once before, but never to the degree that I was disappointed in this novel.For me, the pacing was off completely As I was reading, I felt like someone sat a half dozen young women at a table with several open bottles of wine and glasses all around, then gave them an exercise to come up with ideas for a road trip and to just write Update Today, August 6th 2019 happy publication day for this novel.I have been a fan of T Greenwood s writing for quite some time I have also been disappointed once before, but never to the degree that I was disappointed in this novel.For me, the pacing was off completely As I was reading, I felt like someone sat a half dozen young women at a table with several open bottles of wine and glasses all around, then gave them an exercise to come up with ideas for a road trip and to just write whatever came into their heads Then, several of these ideas were scooped out of a bin and tossed into this book willy nilly.I usually bond with characters at least one or two if not all warts and all very ...

  6. *TUDOR^QUEEN* says:

    Virginia Ginny Richardson worked in a library when she met Abbot, Jr Ab He came from money because his father led a very successful law firm Abbot Sr had designs set on his son he wanted him to go to Harvard Law school and follow in his footsteps But Ab had other ideas about joining a group of aid workers for six months in Vietnam When Ab brought Ginny to his family s sparkling and imposing mansion, Abbot Sr made it clear that she wasn t an ideal candidate for his son s future wife Virginia Ginny Richardson worked in a library when she met Abbot, Jr Ab He came from money because his father led a very successful law firm Abbot Sr had designs set on his son he wanted him to go to Harvard Law scho...

  7. Norma * Traveling Sister and proud Grandma!!! says:

    Enjoyable, unputdownable, fascinating Oh my goodness This book was so good and so beautifully written T Greenwood is one of my absolute favourite authors and I never hesitate in picking up one of her novels A totally absorbing and captivating read from start to fi...

  8. Kaceey says:

    4.5 Last year I read T Greenwood s release, Rust and Stardust, and thoroughly loved it After seeing her latest release I couldn t wait to read it And yes, once again that magic is there for you to devour While giving birth to her second child, Ginny quickly realizes something is very wrong From the nurses to the doctor averted eyes, hushed tones Why won t anyone let her see her daughter Ginny s husband arranges for their newborn baby Lucy to be cared for in a full time live in school He 4.5 Last year I read T Greenwood s release, Rust and Stardust, and thoroughly loved it After seeing her latest release I couldn t wait to read it And yes, once again that magic is there for you to devour While giv...

  9. BernLuvsBooks (Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas) says:

    3.5 stars for Greenwood s story of betrayal, love and forgiveness It s 1969 and Ginny Richardson s daughter, Lucy, is born with Down Syndrome This is a time where institutionalizing children with Down Syndrome was common and the genetic disorder was stigmatized and widely misunderstood Lucy is taken from her mother at birth and left at Willowridge School where unbeknownst to her mother she and all the other children are living in horrific conditions, being mistreated and ill cared for When 3.5 stars for Greenwood s story of betrayal, love and forgiveness It s 1969 and Ginny Richardson s daughter, Lucy, is born with Down Syndrome This is a time where institutionalizing children with Down Syndrome was common and the genetic disorder was stigmatized and widely misunderstood Lucy is taken from her mother at birth and left at Willowridge School where unbeknownst to her mother she and all the other children are living in horrific conditions, being mistreated and ill cared for When the horrors of Willowridge are exposed two years later, Ginny finally goes to see her daughter and knows she can t leave her there...

  10. JanB says:

    I very much enjoyed Rust and Stardust, the author s last book, so I was excited at the opportunity to read this one When Ginny s second child is born, a daughter with Down Syndrome, the baby is whisked away by her husband and sent to a residential home, Willowbrook Ginny never laid eyes on her daughter or held her She grieves the baby she never met but is subservient to her husband to a fault and the subject is never discussed in their household Two years later the school is the subject of I very much enjoyed Rust and Stardust, the author s last book, so I was excited at the opportunity to read this one When Ginny s second child is born, a daughter with Down Syndrome, the baby is whisked away by her husband and sent to a residential home, Willowbrook Ginny never laid eyes on her daughte...

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