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Girl in Glass

(2015)
A non fiction book by

 
Winner of 2016 Books for a Better Life Award
A Washington Post Book Club Selection
A Public Books Favorite Book of 2015

When her daughter was born nearly four months premature, Deanna Fei confronted a shattering question: Had she delivered a child or lost one? Over months in the hospital, as she held the hand of a tiny baby fighting for her life inside a glass box, she came to grips with parenthood at its most elemental. Then, a year after she brought her daughter home, the CEO of her husband's company publicly blamed the medical bills of the beautiful, now-thriving little girl for a cut in employee benefits and attached a price tag to her life, setting off a national firestorm.

Girl in Glass is the riveting story of one child's harrowing journey and a mother's impassioned defense of human worth against corporate disregard. With luminous prose and an unflinching eye, Fei explores what it means to save a life: from the front lines of a neonatal intensive care unit to the perils of the American health-care system; from decades of medical innovation to the question of how we care for our most vulnerable; and finally, to the potent force of a child's will to live. Above all, Girl in Glass is a testament to how love takes hold when a new life defies all expectations.

 
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Used availability for Deanna Fei's Girl in Glass


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Hardback Editions

July 2015 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Girl in Glass: How My "Distressed Baby" Defied the Odds, Shamed a CEO, and Taught Me the Essence of Love, Heartbreak, and Miracles
Author(s): Deanna Fei
ISBN: 1-62040-991-7 / 978-1-62040-991-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

May 2016 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Girl in Glass: Dispatches from the Edge of Life
Author(s): Deanna Fei
ISBN: 1-62040-992-5 / 978-1-62040-992-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

July 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Girl in Glass: Dispatches from the Edge of Life
Author(s): Deanna Fei
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


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