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The Seeing Glass

3.78 of 5 stars 3.78  ·  rating details  ·  37 ratings  ·  5 reviews
When a rare optic condition strikes Jacquelin Gorman, colors one by one vanish from her spectrum, and her vision begins to falter. She finds herself in a race against the encroaching darkness, frantically studying family photos, the faces of her daughter and husband, and the geography of her home, committing them to the realm of memory. Once her world fades to black, she r ...more
Published June 1st 1998 by Riverhead Trade (first published 1997)
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Ahmad Al-mutawa
Very nice and well written book. Easy to read and get submerged with the narrative.

هذا هو أول كتاب أقرأه باللغة الإنجليزية. لم أكن أعتقد أنني سأقرأه ولكن السبب الوحيد الذي جعلني مهتم بقراءته هو أن بعض صفحاته تم نشرها في مجلة Reader's Digest الشهرية

ولأنني كنت مولعاً بتعلم اللغة الإنجليزية فقد كان هذا الكتاب تحدياً أكثر من كونه قصة...

قرأت الكتاب سنة 1999 على ما أظن.. ولا أزال أتذكر مدى إعجابي بالتجربة اللتي مرت بها مؤلفة الكتاب وبعض التفاصيل التي علقت في الذاكرة.
Jackie is surprisingly open about very personal experiences from sharing childhood memories to dealing with a rare optic condition that leaves her without sight as a mother. Beautifully written, this account of loss and renewal presents blindness as a metaphor of the healing, eternal light of love.
JoAnne Potter
Read this with my book club and was surprised by its juxtaposition of past and present. She not only described the events as they happened, but put them in a context of other events that gave them an unexpected depth. Especially like the color imagery backdropped against her blindness. Food for thought.
Non-fiction. Awesome - read in < 1 week. Jackie goes blind, had a young brother Robin who was autistic.
Has some special needs theme.. but still interesting.
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