Wednesday, June 15, 2011
The Story of Beautiful Girl by Rachel Simon (2011 #30)
A young couple, the girl developmentally disabled and very pregnant and the man a deaf mute escape from an institution in 1968. The girl gives birth on the run and couple hurriedly seeks shelter in a farmhouse where an elderly retired teacher lives. They are being pursued by the institution's workers so the newborn baby is given to the teacher and told to hide her. The story follows all the individuals in the story through the years. Very well done.