Title: Keeping Keller
Author: Tracy Winegar
Publisher: Cedar Fort, Inc.
Release Date: March, 2008
Size: 5.5×8.5 paperback; 218 pages
Keller is a force to be reckoned with!
The year is 1955, and few people understand or tolerate mental handicaps. For Beverly and Warren Vance, the daily struggle to live with their handicapped son, Keller, is taking its toll. Keller is large for his age and often aggressive, prone to throwing tantrums and breaking everything in sight. Beverly and Warren have been encouraged to institutionalize him, or at least keep him out of public view. But they decided long ago that trying to teach and raise him was a better option–at least until now. When a shocking development and a disastrous incident complicate their decision, the lines between right and wrong become increasingly blurred. Yet in the end, through their own choices they come to understand that the most important thing in life is family.
Loved the book! Your heart not only goes out to those with handicappes but also helps you want to make a difference in their lives. What a talented author, hopes she writes more!
A truly touching, beautiful story. A view into the life of a family struggling with a child who is autistic and how society looks at them. I loved this book!!
Heartwarming and touching! Wish I could find more books of this quality!
As a mother with a handicapped child I have hope after reading this wonderful novel! Thanks Tracy!
Loved the book…couldn’t put it down once I started reading it! It tugs at your heart strings.
Beautifully told, a tender story. I found it a very compelling read that I could hardly put down. I was so involved in the lives of Beverly and Warren, that I thought about them while I wasn’t reading, and couldn’t wait to get back to the book.
I highly recommend it.
Thank-you Tracy for insight into a world I had no experience with. It has made me want to be a better more compassionate person.
Edmonton, AB, Canada
This book was brilliantly written and researched. I loved this author’s style of writing and her wonderful descriptions. I felt at times like I was right there in the story. I was very touched by the sweet tale and also a glimpse into the life of a family that lives with mental disabilities. I hope that I am a better person after reading this sweet story and that I will be more sensitive to those that deal with these kind of trials in life. I hope there will be many more books to come from this author.