First Reads March 2020 Through the eyes of Ally Anderson, a delightfully vulnerable and surprisingly powerful woman who will stop at nothing on her quest to cure her daughter s mysterious illness, Nyhan redefines the traditional boundaries of family and reminds us that strength can be displayed in unexpected and unusual ways I loved every minute of this book and its cast of lovable, eccentric people don t miss it The Bestselling Author Of Digging In Comes A Witty And Moving Novel About Motherhood, Courage, And Finding True Family With A Dissolving Marriage, Strained Finances, And Her Life In Flux, Ally Anderson Longs For Normal Her Greatest Concerns, Though, Are The Health Problems Of Her Young Daughter, Kylie Symptoms Point To A Compromised Immune System, But Every Doctor They Ve Seen Has A Different Theory Then Comes Hope For Some ClarityIt S Possible That Kylie S Illness Is Genetic, But Ally Is Adopted A î The Other Family Õ Download by ✓ Loretta Nyhan DNA Test Opens Up An Entirely New Path And Where It Leads Is A Surprise To An Aunt Ally Never Knew Existed She S A Little Wild, Very Welcoming, And Ready To Share Of The Family History Than Ally Ever ImaginedCoping With A Skeptical Soon To Be Ex Husband, Weathering The Cautions Of Her Own Resistant Mother, And Getting Maddeningly Close To The Healing Kylie Needs, Ally Is Determined To Regain Control Of Her Life This Is Her Chance To Embrace Uncertainty And The Beauty Of Family Both The One She Was Born Into And The One She Chose For Ally Anderson, life is uncertain Her daughter s constant illness from illusive allergies have Ally s family constantly on edge, so much so, that a loving family drifts apart The Other Family is a touching look into the dissolution of a marriage where there s no love lost, just a gradual drift, and the search for answers at all costs, even if those answers involve another family and a past Ally has been content to avoid until her daughter s health depends on it The Other Family stabs at the insecurity an answerless life brings and the way we redefine ourselves to untangle the truth Thank you the author and Net Galley for an advanced copy.
Ally s separated from her husband A divorce is coming She also has a sick child that doctors aren t able to diagnose She s living with her Mom She loves her dearly but they don t always see eye to eye And now, her soon to be ex, husband is thinking of dating again because he s lonely.
This author does a good job of showing all the character s emotions The main character is trying to do the right thing but she runs into roadblocks She keeps going though The author writes compassionately, with smooth flowing words, and really draws you in to her story.
She decides to try a new doctor that she liked the reviews on The doctor is a bit odd but Ally hopes she can help her daughter When her husband finds out, he wants to go the appointments too He s skeptical about the doctor but she is helping Since Ally was adopted, the doctor suggest I chose The Other Family as my MarchPrime First read I d previously loved Digging In, another of Loretta Nyhan s book which was IMO a lotfully developed and intriguing than this one.
It s not a bad book at all It s an enjoyable enough read, but I felt it rather scraped the surface of a bunch of issues without really going deep enough on any of them.
I ve long been intrigued by the growth of home test DNA kits, not because I have any interest at all in knowing where I might have come from, but because I could see a whole host of really dangerous issues that they could cause If you want genetic testing for a disease for example for one of the genetic cancer markers it s typical to have to undergo counselling to check you re ready to handle the possible con ☆ The Other Family ☆ Mama Bear PerseveresThis is a story of a mother who is embattled on many fronts Her marriage has fractured Money is tight And she has a daughter who appears to have some sort of autoimmune disease, though the many doctors they ve been too can t figure it out The very first scene shows how both mother and daughter are familiar with the routine at the doctor s office as they valiantly try yet again, hoping that this new doctor will figure out what s going on This book did have a bit of an information dump in some beginning chapters, which I don t particularly like in books Written from the perspective of the mother, you can t help but feel for both mother and daughter as they struggle to get the answers they need Not knowing the medical diagnosis when someone is clearly suffering is heartbreaking, especially when a child is involved Even though she has difficulties in other aspe
The Other Family by Loretta Nyhan is a charming book about family, what makes family and how the family comes together to deal with Kylie s illness Loretta Nyhan writes with compassion and heart felt insight into life with illness, adoption and what makes family.
Nyhan has a knack for creating colorful characters with emotional depth and sharp wit The Other Family is the touching and timely story of Ally Anderson, a devoted mother navigating through her daughter Kylie s life threatening allergies The diagnosis has taken its toll on Ally and her marriage to Matt, but also introduces a lively cast of characters through DNA testing Ally is adopted , to help sort out Ally and Kylie s medical history.
Kudos to the author for introducing an alternative approach to allergy treatment One that provides a rare compassion for the patient and the family in which it inevitably affects.
Nyhan writes a heart warming story of what it means to be family and the sacrifices we make for those we love The Other Family weaves together our most sensitive and tender moments, delivering a flawless tale of faith, understanding