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No Biking in the House Without a Helmet : 9 Kids, 3 Continents, 2 Parents, 1 Family
by Melissa Fay Greene


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When the two-time National Book Award finalist Melissa Fay Greene confided to friends that she and her husband planned to adopt a four-year-old boy from Bulgaria to add to their four children at home, the news threatened to place her, she writes, "among the greats: the Kennedys, the McCaughey septuplets, the von Trapp family singers, and perhaps even Mrs.  Read more...


 
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When the two-time National Book Award finalist Melissa Fay Greene confided to friends that she and her husband planned to adopt a four-year-old boy from Bulgaria to add to their four children at home, the news threatened to place her, she writes, "among the greats: the Kennedys, the McCaughey septuplets, the von Trapp family singers, and perhaps even Mrs. Feodor Vassilyev, who, according to the "Guinness Book of World Records," gave birth to sixty-nine children in eighteenth-century Russia."

Greene is best known for her books on the civil rights movement and the African HIV/AIDS pandemic. But she and her husband have also pursued a more private vocation: parenthood. "We so loved raising our four children by birth, we didn't want to stop. When the clock started to run down on the home team, we brought in ringers."

A celebration of parenthood; an ingathering of children, through birth and out of loss and bereavement; a relishing of moments hilarious and enlightening "No Biking in the House Without a Helmet" is a loving portrait of a unique twenty-first-century family as it wobbles between disaster and joy."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780374533380
  • ISBN-10: 0374533385
  • Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books
  • Publish Date: April 2012
  • Page Count: 368
  • Dimensions: 8.69 x 5.72 x 0.99 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.96 pounds


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Books > Family & Relationships > Parenting - General
Books > Biography & Autobiography > Personal Memoirs
Books > Family & Relationships > Adoption & Fostering

 
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