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… 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… 2006-04-04 Fiction Random House
Book Review

We Are All Welcome Here (2006)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Apr 04, 2006; Writer: Elizabeth Berg; Genre: Fiction; 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.

Originally posted Mar 31, 2006 Published in issue #871 Apr 07, 2006 Order article reprints
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