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Watching Their Dance: Three Sisters, a Genetic Disease and Marrying into a Family At Risk for Huntington's

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Would you marry the man you adored if you knew he had a chance of inheriting one of the cruelest diseases on earth?
Therese Crutcher is not a risk taker. Through meticulous planning, she eliminates as much uncertainty from her life as she can. Yet during her senior year of college, blithely planning to marry her beloved John Marin, she is suddenly thrown into turmoil when J
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Paperback, 311 pages
Published May 7th 2017 by NorCal Publishing Company
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Aug 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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This memoir is a compelling story of love, of enormous stress, and of coping. As a young woman, Therese Crutcher-Marin weaves herself into the fabric of the Marin siblings, so different from her own family. Getting tangled in the fibers of Marin lives, she evolves through the paradox of committing without knowing what's ahead. She grows to accept her own obsessive-compulsive nature as perhaps a plus.

The author began writing to cope with stress. Over the 36 years covered in this memoir, the autho
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Mindy Aubil
Nov 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I appreciate Therese sharing her story with the world. There isnt very many books on huntington's disease. I especially enjoyed the perspective of a loved one of someone with HD. I think it was a great way to honor the women who suffered from HD. And to help people who may soon suffer with HD. I highly, highly recommend this book! ...more
Tina Ivan
Jun 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Watching Their Dance was an easy read, well written story about a family's experience with a fatal genetic disease. Being a fan of nonfiction, memoirs & biographies I enjoyed the story, but hope progress will be made to alleviate the suffering this family had to face with this terrible illness. Therese, John & family I wish you well and thank for the opportunity to hear your story. ...more
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This was the best memoir i have ever read. A
heartwarming story.
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No one could have written Watching Their Dance but Therese Crutcher-Marin. Therese multitasked for years: working fulltime, raising two children, coping with her husband’s at-risk status for Huntington’s disease, and eventually managing the care of two sisters-in-law and observing the decline of the third.
Therese earned her college degree in business administration with a concentration in marketin
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