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The Perfect Son

By: Barbara Claypole White
Narrated by: Justine Eyre
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Summary

From a distance Felix Fitzwilliam, the son of an old English family, is a good husband and father. But, obsessed with order and routine, he's a prisoner to perfection. Disengaged from the emotional life of his North Carolina family, Felix has let his wife, Ella, deal with their special-needs son by herself.

A talented jewelry designer turned full-time mother, Ella is the family rock...until her heart attack shatters their carefully structured existence. Now Harry, a gifted teen grappling with the chaos of Tourette's syndrome, confronts a world outside his parents' control, one that tests his desire for independence.

As Harry searches for his future and Ella adapts to the limits of her failing health, Felix struggles with his past and present roles. To prevent the family from being ripped apart, they must each bend with the inevitability of change and reinforce the ties that bind.

©2015 Barbara Claypole White (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved

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Warm and uplifting

I loved this story about flawed characters who are forced by circumstances to learn to get along, and through doing so, learn about themselves. The characters are likeable and real. Well read.

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Great book

I enjoyed this book and listened to it on holiday. Sad and intuitive story but uplifting as well.

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great read

a wonderful way to understand living with tourettes in the family. well written and narrated. hopefully more books to come from this author.

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