04-17-2013 06:38 PM
Does anyone know the name of the book where the chikd and her mother are kidnapped, the mother dies, and the kidnapper keeps the child chained up in a cave in the woods for several years. Then the kidnapper is killed in an automobile accident, the child escapes from the cave and is found running wild in a town park. While the police work to identify the child, she is taken in by a physcologist who teaches her how to behave in civilization and grows to love her. The child will not sleep in a bed, eats with her hands, and has limited verbal skills.
04-22-2013 08:09 AM
"Magic Hour" by Kristin Hannah
"In the rugged Pacific Northwest lies the Olympic National Forest—nearly a million acres of impenetrable darkness and impossible beauty. From deep within this old growth forest, a six-year-old girl appears. Speechless and alone, she offers no clue as to her identity, no hint of her past.
Having retreated to her western Washington hometown after a scandal left her career in ruins, child psychiatrist Dr. Julia Cates is determined to free the extraordinary little girl she calls Alice from a prison of unimaginable fear and isolation. To reach her, Julia must discover the truth about Alice’s past—although doing so requires help from Julia’s estranged sister, a local police officer. The shocking facts of Alice’s life test the limits of Julia’s faith and strength, even as she struggles to make a home for Alice—and for herself"