A Baby's Cry

Paperback | March 15, 2012

byCathy Glass

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What could cause a mother to believe that giving away her newborn baby is her only option? Cathy Glass is about to find out. From author of Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller Damaged comes a harrowing and moving memoir about tiny Harrison, left in Cathy's care, and the potentially fatal family secret of his beginnings.When Cathy is first asked to foster one-day old Harrison her only concern is if she will remember how to look after a baby. But upon collecting Harrison from the hospital, Cathy realises she has more to worry than she thought when she discovers that his background is shrouded in secrecy.She isn't told why Harrison is in foster care and his social worker says only a few are aware of his very existence, and if his whereabouts became known his life, and that of his parents, could be in danger. Cathy tries to put her worries aside as she looks after Harrison, a beautiful baby, who is alert and engaging. Cathy and her children quickly bond with Harrison although they know that, inevitably, he will eventually be adopted.But when a woman Cathy doesn't know starts appearing in the street outside her house acting suspiciously, Cathy fears for her own family's safety and demands some answers from Harrison's social worker. The social worker tells Cathy a little but what she says is very disturbing . How is this woman connected to Harrison and can she answer the questions that will affect Harrison's whole life?

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What could cause a mother to believe that giving away her newborn baby is her only option? Cathy Glass is about to find out. From author of Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller Damaged comes a harrowing and moving memoir about tiny Harrison, left in Cathy's care, and the potentially fatal family secret of his beginnings.When Cath...

Cathy has been a foster carer for over 20 years, during which time she has looked after more than 70 children, of all ages and backgrounds. Cathy runs training courses on fostering for her local Social Services, and helps draft new fostering procedures and guidelines. She has three teenage children of her own; one of whom was adopted a...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pagesPublished:March 15, 2012Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780007442638

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from I don't EVER cry when I read a book.... until now. OMG what a heartfelt pouring of emotion. I don't know how Cathy and her kids do it. The situation is so very moving. You can feel in your heart what everyone is experiencing.
Date published: 2016-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A baby's cry I love Cathy Glass' books. Thank you using your voice to help those unable to speak for themselves! You're doing a wonderful job with your children as well as foster children
Date published: 2015-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hoiday reading Loved this book. Read it on holiday, hard to put down! Had to keep reading to find out what happened to Harrison.
Date published: 2015-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love I love how you make your stories as if we were right there with you
Date published: 2014-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A baby's cry Very good book. Couldn't put it down.
Date published: 2014-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A baby's cry it is a great read, very sad and interesting
Date published: 2014-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good book Again another gripping story with a good ending
Date published: 2014-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Every book I read by cathy glass brings a happy tear to my eye. The way we hear of her story makes you feel like you are a part of it. We see an insight into her beautiful life:- her children, her cat, her love for fostering and for each child she cares for. Her writing is easy to comprehend but with so much meaning and, on occasion, emotion. I will always recommend this book as I would with each and every one of cathy glass' fantastic work.
Date published: 2013-11-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really enjoyed. This w a very well written book, but also sad.
Date published: 2013-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mother of Two Fantastic Writer. this book warms the heart. sometimes things do work out right.
Date published: 2013-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Baby's Cry Just finished reading this book, another one not able to put down. Lost count how many tears I've shed while reading it....Cathy your amazing for what you do.....
Date published: 2013-03-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sad but happy Oh I cried I don't know how the angels who foster children do it, I know I couldn't it would be too tough to say goodbye.
Date published: 2013-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Real Page-Turner! Story Description: HarperCollins (UK)|April 16, 2012|Trade Paperback|ISBN: 978-0-744263-8 When Cathy is first asked to foster one-day old Harrison her only concern is if she will remember how to look after a baby. But upon collecting Harrison from the hospital, Cathy realizes she has more to worry about than she thought when she discovers that his background is shrouded in secrecy. She isn’t told why Harrison is in foster care and his social worker says only a few are aware of his very existence, and if his whereabouts became known his life, and that of his parents, could be in danger. Cathy tries to put her worries aside as she looks after Harrison, a beautiful baby, who is alert and engaging. Cathy and her children quickly bond with Harrison although they know that, inevitably, he will eventually be adopted. But when a woman Cathy doesn’t know starts appearing in the street outside her house acting suspiciously, Cathy fears for her own family’s safety and demands some answers from Harrison’s social worker. The social worker tells Cathy a little but what she says is very disturbing. How is this woman connected to Harrison and can she answer the questions that will affect Harrison’s whole life? My Review: A BABY’S CRY is one of Cathy’s best books yet. She has managed to outdo herself yet again! Harrison is shrouded in such secrecy that I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough wanting to know more and more information about him and wondering if Cathy was ever going to receive the answers to the questions about him and his reasons for being in care were ever going to be replied to. Cathy’s own children became so attached to Harrison and called him ‘Harry’ for short and soon looked at him as their ‘little brother’. They so loved coming home from school to play with him and help Cathy take care of Harrison. Suddenly a strange woman begins appearing across the street from Cathy’s home which frightens her own children but each time Cathy looks out the window at her or opens the door, the woman dashes off before Cathy even has the chance to call to her and ask her what she wants or who she is. Then one night, this very same strange woman knocks on Cathy’s door late at night when her own children and Harrison are asleep in bed and Cathy is terrified! Should she call the emergency number at the agency she works for? Or should she call the police? Harrison is eventually placed but after almost a year, leaving Cathy’s home is extremely hard on her own children who ask why they can’t adopt Harrison because they still feel he is their ‘brother’ but Cathy tries her hardest to explain to them that it wouldn’t be in the best interest of little Harrison. This one was definitely a page-turner and I’ll be highly recommending it to my friends and anyone else who’ll listen! Congratulations on a well-written page-turner, Cathy!!
Date published: 2012-07-22