Cindy's Reviews > Turning Stones: My Days and Nights with Children at Risk: A Caseworker's Story

Turning Stones by Marc Parent
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Aug 04, 09

This is the memoir of a caseworker for Emergency Children's Services in New York City. It is a true story that reads like a novel and has some of the best dialogue I've read in a long time. It is not perfect, however. There are a few pages here and there that don't quite seem to belong—reminiscences about the author growing up in Wisconsin, some of the portraits of his co-workers—but every word the author has written about the children and families he meets is just about flawless. This is a book I couldn't get out of my mind. It is tragic and funny and depressing and inspiring.
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