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A Cracking of the Heart

3.57 of 5 stars 3.57  ·  rating details  ·  35 ratings  ·  7 reviews
After losing a loved one, "pay attention to the ways in which your relationship continues."
So advised Sarah Horowitz in an interview she gave the day before her unexpected death. In A Cracking of the Heart, David Horowitz explores the legacy of his extraordinary daughter's short life, and narrates his quest for a deeper understanding of the child he lost.

A remarkable woman
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Hardcover, 256 pages
Published October 26th 2009 by Regnery Publishing (first published 2009)
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Jane
I have followed David Horowitz for many years, through subscribing to "Ramparts", a far left magazine in my rebellious days, to his marvelous book, "Radical Son" which detailed his turning away from the extreme left to the right. His writing is always compelling. In this case, it was the recounting of his relationship with his daughter from his first marriage. She had Turner Syndrome and sparing herself no trouble, lived a full life, devoting herself to liberal causes. Being his daughter, she le ...more
Anne
Finally got it from SFPL. David Horowitz is such a polarizing figure that it's difficult to comment on his book without commenting on his politics. But it's the interplay between his political views and his late daughter's that make this story interesting. Clearly Sarah was a great influence on him, both before and more importantly (and tragically) after her death in 2008. Her greatest legacy may be forcing a more nuanced view of the human spirit into this very public persona.

It seems that he g
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Hypia Sanches
(please, forgive any writing mistakes here)

I wonder how many parents out there would be able to write something like this book about their children - for me, looks like some parents don't have as much love for their children as this author shows for his daughter here.

David Joel Horowitz shares the story of his daughter, Sarah Horowitz, who had Turner's syndrome (TS), and passed away at 2008, at the age of 44 years old.

This biography is really inspiring; I finished reading it and was like "OMG, I
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Lisa Michele
This was a sad story about a dad who is trying to make sense of his adult daughter's death. He is a talented writer and generally an interesting character apart from this book. He is a conflicted father. I was more sad for the fact that he didn't seem to try and know her until after her death.
Jeremy
Such a terribly sad yet powerful book. One of those books that make you want to hold those you love a bit longer. One of those books that make you want to try a little harder to do a little better.
Phyllis
Dec 22, 2010 Phyllis rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to Phyllis by: Bay Area Turner Syndrone Society
I loved this book...a true tribute of her life. I've had the priviledge of knowing and she does have a good heart and courage to live her life to the fullest.

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David Joel Horowitz is currently an American conservative writer & policy advocate. He's founder & current president of the David Horowitz Freedom Center & edits FrontPage Magazine.

Horowitz was raised by parents who were members of the Communist Party USA. Between 1956 and 1975, Horowitz was an outspoken adherent of the New Left before rejecting Leftism completely. Horowitz has recoun
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