The Condition: A Novel
by Jennifer Haigh
Hardcover- N/A

"Filled with genuine insight and touching lyricism." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Haigh’s characters are layered and authentic. Moreover, one ...

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  "Really liked this book" by pennyslager (see profile) 10/29/08

I liked this book for the way it looked at the personal implications for an individual and family for having a diagnosis of a "condition". Turner's sydrome in this book was also discussed extremely well. Interesting how all the kids in the book had a "condition" (being gay, ADHD) yet the family chose to focus on the girl with Turner's.

 
  "interesting look at how a medical diagnosis affects a family" by ellentambo (see profile) 11/03/08

Enjoyed this look into a family where a significant medical diagnosis is made.

 
  "excellent book" by mcdotreader (see profile) 11/03/08

nice character development. Liked the insight into how a medical "condition" affects someone personally and how other family members respond to it, and how the person herself responded to it.

 
  " enjoyed this book" by beckylord (see profile) 02/27/09

I am in the medical profession, so I thought this book was particularly good at showing how a medical diagnosis can really affect a family. Interesting character development.

 
  "Redemption at the end" by rgemom (see profile) 12/17/09

Slow in the beginning, and not many redeeming qualities in any of the characters, but they all pulled it together by the end. I was satisfied with the ending.

 
  "The Condition" by freyapalmer (see profile) 08/26/11

 
  "Why?" by connieaw (see profile) 10/05/12

It seemed like the first half of the book contained way too much backstory.

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