This memoir is about a baby abused in an act of unspeakable brutality and one family s fight to rescue him At times, disasters both man made and natural, threaten to block Baby B s path to recovery and justice More than a memoir, it is a call to action....
|Title||:||Proud Flesh: The Resurrection of Baby B: A Love Story|
|Publisher||:||Gatekeeper Press February 14, 2016|
|Number of Pages||:||256 pages|
|File Size||:||668 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Proud Flesh: The Resurrection of Baby B: A Love Story Reviews
I do not usually read memoir, but here is the first thing I want to say about this one, Proud Flesh, the Resurrection of Baby B: It does not read like a memoir, but like a character-built, edge-of-your-seat novel! Ms. Bowen’s writing style grabs you right from the Prologue. It is there the author describes herself as just like the rest of us, with her doubts and her life plans to relish her golden years, but we soon learn she is truly a superwoman who endears herself to us because she never sees herself as such. Faced with a choice to walk away or provide a quality of life to an abused infant, the author embarks on an endeavor filled with heartbreak and bureaucracy like a maze with hope as the goal. As one travels the passages with the author and her family, profound quotes greet us at the beginning of each chapter, foreshadowing each leg of the journey. The descriptions throughout Proud Flesh detailed, in a meaningful way, the scenes brought to life with authentic similes and metaphors.
Wow. What a story. I was totally unprepared for the heights and depths of human emotions author Cynthia Bowen and her family of angels went through for more than two years. Many times it felt like it was going to be a case of no good deed goes unpunished.
On the cover of this memoir is the notation "A Love Story." It is, indeed. This young grandmother finds herself apparently the only person able or willing to take responsibility for caring for Baby B, the infant victim of his natural mother's abuse. Connected by her physician daughter with Baby B in the burn unit of a children's hospital, Cynthia Bowen does what comes naturally to her -- unconditionally loves the baby. The trail is long and difficult, and, at the end of the book, not yet complete. But the power of this remarkable woman's love for a child with whom she had no formal connection -- and for whom she had no rational reason to care -- is striking. This is an inspiring story of uncommon devotion, and it serves as a timely reminder of the capacity and dignity of love and the human spirit.
This is a very moving memoir. A tribute to love over hate. I genuinely admire this family. Well written & absorbing.
What a wonderful story of hope, love, family, commitment and triumph! The unspeakable trauma and ongoing horror endured be Baby B set the stage for the perfect family to cross his path and commit to cradling him on this journey together.
A wonderful, true story about how the love of a child conquers all. An inspirational book where every chapter keeps you wanting to laugh, cry, and keep turning the page.
A poetically written true life story that makes the extraordinary reachable for all of our grasps. It's the heart song of a family. It's the heart song of all of our families.
I teach at the school where Baby B attends. What a wonderful expression of love this book is! You will be transformed by the story of this miracle child and the angels who rescued him. Have tissue close by!!!