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We Are All Welcome Here Poignantly, Elizabeth Berg's latest tome was inspired by a fan whose mother gave birth to her while entombed in an iron lung (which she'd started using ...We Are All Welcome HereFiction Poignantly, Elizabeth Berg's latest tome was inspired by a fan whose mother gave birth to her while entombed in an iron lung (which she'd started using ...2006-04-05Random House
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We Are All Welcome Here

Genre: Fiction; Author: Elizabeth Berg; Publisher: Random House

Poignantly, Elizabeth Berg’s latest tome was inspired by a fan whose mother gave birth to her while entombed in an iron lung (which she’d started using after contracting polio at a young age). Her central character is 13-year-old Diana, born to a sanguine polio victim named Paige who is totally incapable of taking care of herself. We Are All Welcome Here not only highlights the extraordinary power that a mother — paralyzed or not — has over her daughter, but offers a unique perspective on polio’s cruel legacy.

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