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Nobody's Son by Cathy Glass
  

Nobody's Son

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March 2017 Book of the Month.

A poignant and stirring glimpse into the life of foster care. Cathy Glass is an experienced foster carer, runs training courses on fostering, and writes under a pseudonym. If you’ve not read any of her previous books, this can be a fascinating standalone read. Alex is looking forward to his forever family, he is due to be with Cathy for a month during the introduction and settling in period, however things don’t run according to plan. Cathy writes with clarity, and compassion, setting her thoughts on paper, yet she doesn't judge. Revealing the positives and negatives of the foster and adoption systems, this also explains a lot about the type of woman Cathy is too. ‘Nobody’s Son’ will cause heartache, however it also gives hope, that all the time there are people like Cathy out there, children have the chance to experience a loving home. ~ Liz Robinson

If you like Cathy Glass you might also like to read books by Kay Brellend, Kerry Katona and Kitty Neale.

Synopsis

Nobody's Son by Cathy Glass

Born in a prison and removed from his drug-dependent mother, rejection is all that 7-year-old Alex knows. When Cathy is asked to foster little Alex, aged 7, her immediate reaction is: Why can't he stay with his present carers for the last month? He's already had many moves since coming into care as a toddler and he'll only be with her a short while before he goes to live with his permanent adoptive family. But the present carers are expecting a baby and the foster mother isn't coping, so Alex goes to live with Cathy. He settles easily and is very much looking forward to having a forever family of his own. The introductions and move to his adoptive family go well. But Alex is only with them for a week when problems begin. What happens next is both shocking and upsetting, and calls into question the whole adoption process.

About the Author

Cathy Glass

Cathy Glass has been a foster carer for twenty-five years, during which time she has looked after over one hundred and fifty children, as well as raising three children of her own. She was awarded a degree in education and psychology as a mature student, and writes under a pseudonym. To find out more about Cathy and her story visit www.cathyglass.co.uk.

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Publication date

23rd February 2017

Author

Cathy Glass

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www.cathyglass.co.uk

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Publisher

Harper Element an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Paperback
336 pages

Categories

Biography / Autobiography
Books of the Month
Family Drama
The Real World
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Memoirs
True stories of heroism, endurance & survival

ISBN

9780008187569

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