[epub / Pdf] The Mouseproof Kitchen ☆ Saira Shah



10 thoughts on “The Mouseproof Kitchen

  1. says:

    Such a believable heartbreaking read Who knows what life's gonna throw at us and how we'll cope Would we do any

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    I usually have a lot to say or at least general points I like to mention in reviews but this time I feel so all

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    I truly love this book It made me feel It made me think It had me all over the emotional board I could not stop reading falling asleep with the Kindle open to the page I was readingAnna and Tobias go through a lot of swinging thoughts and emotions I can understand it I have a child also a girl who was born beautiful Within her first year she would begin having seizures at one point they were counted as 80 a day Later I had cust

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    The Mouse Proof KitchenBy Saira ShahThis novel examines every parent’s nightmare well one of them we parents have a lot to worry about Anna and Tobias’s baby daughter is born with severe disabilities Anna a che

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    Did I enjoy it? No in a lot of ways because I found myself getting angry and outraged at the characters their words and their actions

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    This heart tugging emotional story told in a memoir like format is intimately introspective brutally honest yet deliciously warm with dollops of life affirming humor The narrator is Anna a chef who loves order and

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    I found this very bizarrewhat was it trying to be? Not anywhere near frothy enough for chick lit not serious enough to be proper novelAnna and Tobias are dealt a devastating blow when they find out their child is disabled yeahI get thatI get how overwhelming and emotional and harrowing that isnot sure the book does there were times this read like a story of renovation of French house and child was forgottenand often neglected an

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    dark humour but delightful novel about a couple who have a disabled child and move to south of france and to a ruin of a farmhouse and the trials of rebuilding a life and pressures of a relationship and a disabled child which the author portrays every well

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    This was an unknown author and a somewhat different sort of book for me I thought it may be a little Joanne Harris which was the appeal as was the promise of France The characters were a little flat and relied on stereotypes Kerim fleeing from societal disapproval because of his choices the 50s bandbox mother with than smudge of the mommy dearest about her the French sausage maker chocolate is appealing the unbalanced orphaned hi

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    I won this book from the First Reads program The book begins when a British couple Anna and Tobias are having their first baby The little girl Freya is born with brain damage and will likely have many severe physical and mental challenges The new parents are told that their child might never reach typical milest

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CHARACTERS ï STATIONROADSURGERYWIGSTON.CO.UK ↠ Saira Shah

Oing Tobias shouldn’t have too much difficulty tagging along after all he’s a musician who rarely starts his day before noon But all that changes when their baby is born severely disabledAnna Tobias and their daughter Freya end up in a rickety rodent infested farmhouse in a remote town in Fran. The Mouse Proof KitchenBy Saira ShahThis novel examines every parent s nightmare well one of them we parents have a lot to worry about Anna and Tobias s baby daughter is born with severe disabilities Anna a chef and Tobias a composer are ill prepared perhaps no one is ever prepared and conflicted Although Anna bonds at once with baby Freya Tobias holds back afraid to love a child who will only bring them heartbreakThe couple decides perhaps not all together maturely to go forward with their dream of moving to France where Anna can continue her career as a chef In short order they find themselves not in Provence because it turns out to be far too expensive but in Languedoc a much wilder and remote part of France in an appealing but tumble down French farmhouse complete with several eccentric live in characters While Anna copes by canning produce and beating back rats and mice Tobias hides behind his headphones composing Freya s seizures become freuent her needs demanding and the couple feels overwhelmed and isolated Nevertheless they love their baby She makes exuisite little hand movements delicate as rare orchids in high cloud forests Her expressions change like weather fronts I love the serious way she takes her milk from a bottle a thousand mile gaze of concentration in her slate colored eyes Afterward she s sated drunken collapsed When I tilt her forward to burp her her arms swing forward reflexively a baby monkey clinging to its mother As we drift off to sleep she swims toward me I never see or feel her move but when I wake she s snuggled under my armpit the sheet soaked where my breasts have rained down on herShe s my own my baby and she s perfect I m entirely contentThen the switch flicks in my head and the doctors diagnoses become abruptly real I hang onto her and cry for minutes for hours This is an honest book Being Freya s parents is tough and Anna and Tobias freuently are irrational even hateful The reader can only wonder how she would cope in the same situation after all Freya as a baby is still appealing But her diagnosis means that she will never sit or stand how will her parents manage as Freya grows Should they institutionalize her Will they ever forgive themselves if they doDespite all the angst this book is not a downer Although Freya is central to the story she is not all there is to life as her parents discover The author tells us in the Notes and Acknowledgments that she is the mother of exactly such a child and wrote the book as a parallel world where I escaped to subvert a real life existence that sometimes seemed unbearable Unbearable yet hopeful Fictional yet true to life Don t be put off by its subject The Mouse Proof Kitchen is a worthwhile and uplifting read

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Ce far from the mansion in Provençe they had imagined Little do they know that this is the beginning of what will become an incredible journey of the heart one during which they learn there really is no such thing as a mouse proof kitchen Life is messy and it’s the messy bits that make it count. dark humour but delightful novel about a couple who have a disabled child and move to south of france and to a ruin of a farmhouse and the trials of rebuilding a life and pressures of a relationship and a disabled child which the author portrays every well

CHARACTERS ï STATIONROADSURGERYWIGSTON.CO.UK ↠ Saira Shah

A deeply moving debut novel about a couple’s struggle to love and accept their disabled child and keep their family togetherAnna is a planner So when she discovers she’s pregnant she prepares for a perfect new life in Provençe France with her perfect new baby to be Anna’s partner the easy g. Such a believable heartbreaking read Who knows what life s gonna throw at us and how we ll cope Would we do any better than Anna and Tobias I doubt it A really interesting read