A Place for Noah

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Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1978 - Political Science - 310 pages
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Beginning where "A Child Called Noah" left off, "A Place for Noah" - Josh Greenfeld's journal entries from 1971 to 1976 - conveys the anger, frustration, day-to-day drudgery, and intense love the Greenfeld family experiences during six years (ages five to eleven) in the life of Noah, the Greenfelds' severely brain-damaged son.

Initial hope and denial have given way to simmering rage. As Noah grows older, the Greenfelds realize that eventually they will have to relinquish his care to others, but the horrors of bureaucratic mistreatment and the lack of any true understanding on the part of many the professionals they encounter leave them increasingly unwilling to have him institutionalized. They finally discover that, by default, "they" have become experts.

The Greenfelds move to Pacific Palisades, California, to be near a school where Noah will receive the best treatment available, but they continue to search for a future solution - striving all the while to keep a place in their home and their hearts for their son.

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