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The Oak Leaves (The Oak Leaves Series #1)
by Maureen Lang

Published: 2007-04-12
Paperback : 416 pages
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Two time periods?Regency England and contemporary Chicago?are woven together when Talie Ingram finds an old journal belonging to her great-great-great grandmother, Cosima Escott. Through Cosima's entries, Talie learns that her family was once considered cursed with feebleminded offspring, the ...
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(Two time periods?Regency England and contemporary Chicago?are woven together when Talie Ingram finds an old journal belonging to her great-great-great grandmother, Cosima Escott. Through Cosima's entries, Talie learns that her family was once considered cursed with feebleminded offspring, the result of a genetic disorder (Fragile-X) that may have been passed down to Talie and her sister. Unwilling to face the implications their discovery might have on her own life, Talie tucks the journal back into secrecy, until she begins to see signs of developmental delay in her son.

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  "Oak Leaves - definitely a part of the mighty oak"by nbaker (see profile) 01/10/12

A very touching story of the boundaries of love, blind faith and acceptance. I loved the interaction between present day and generations ago. Having spent much time doing genealogy, I found the secrets... (read more)

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