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fathermothergod by Lucia Greenhouse
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Dec 05, 2011

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Read from January 27 to February 04, 2012

Lucia's parents adopted Christian Science with a fervor that led her father to give up his job to become a practitioner--what in Science substitutes for a doctor who uses prayer instead of medicine because "dis-ease" is just an illusion caused by erroneous thinking. Greenhouse's description of the emotions and moral dilemma she and her siblings and the extended family feel when her mother becomes critically ill is the heart-breaking, thought provoking crux of the story.

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