Lucia Ewing Had What Looked Like An All American Childhood She Lived With Her Mother, Father, Sister, And Brother In An Affluent Suburb Of Minneapolis, Where They Enjoyed Private Schools, Sleep Away Camps, A Country Club Membership, And Skiing Vacations Surrounded By A Tight Knit Extended Family, And Doted Upon By Her Parents, Lucia Had No Doubt She Was Loved And Cared For But When It Came To Accidents And Illnesses, Lucia S Parents Didn T Take Their Kids To The Doctor S Office They Prayed, And Called A Christian Science Practitioner Fathermothergod Is Lucia Greenhouse S Story About Growing Up In Christian Science, In A House Where You Could Not Be Sick, Because You Were Perfect Where No Medicine, Even Aspirin, Was Allowed As A Teenager, Her Visit To An Ophthalmologist Created A Family Crisis She Was A Sopho In College Before She Had Her First Annual Physical And In December , When Lucia And Her Siblings, By Then Young Adults, Discovered That Their Mother Was Sick, They Came Face To Face With The Reality That They Had Few If Any Options To Save Her Powerless As They Watched Their Mother S Agonizing Suffering, Lucia And Her Siblings Struggled With Their Own Grief, Anger, And Confusion, Facing Scrutiny From The Doctors To Whom Their Parents Finally Allowed Them To Turn, And Stinging Rebuke From Relatives Who Didn T Share Their Parents Religious Values In This Haunting, Beautifully Written Book, Lucia Pulls Back The Curtain On The Christian Science Faith And Chronicles Its Complicated Legacy For Her Family At Once An Essentially American Coming Of Age Story And A Glimpse Into The Practices Of A Religion Few Really Understand, Fathermothergod Is An Unflinching Exploration Of Personal Loss And The Boundaries Of Family And Faith
fathermothergod, my coming of age memoir about growing up in family informed and ultimately derailed by the little known American born faith called Christian Science, comes out in paperback on August 28th 2012 Available at your favorite independent bookstore, , Barnes Noble, TARGET, and as an e book.
- 320 pages
- Lucia Greenhouse
- 12 August 2018 Lucia Greenhouse