George Estreich will be reading and leading a discussion of his book, The Shape of the Eye: Down Syndrome, Family, and the Stories We Inherit, (Southern Methodist University Press, 2011).
Where: UW Health Sciences Library, Lower Level Rare Book Room
When: Thursday Feb 2, 2012 4:30-5:30pm
Free and open to all UW facutly, staff. students–also open to the public
The Shape of the Eye: Down Syndrome, Family, and the Stories We Inherit, by George Estreich (Southern Methodist University Press, 2011) is a memoir of one father’s struggle to care for, understand, and love his daughter Laura who is born with Down Syndrome. But it is so much more than that. Abraham Verghese states that Estreich’s book “…will become a part of the canon of narratives that are studied and taught in medical humanities courses.”
Video of the reading [QuickTime, 55 min]