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  1. Wednesday Aug 10 STEPHANIE KNIPPER DEBUTS HER NOVEL WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10; 7 PM STEPHANIE KNIPPER will introduce The Peculiar Miracles of Antoinette Martin. This incredibly imaginative and charming debut novel is about ten-year-old Antoinette, who suffers from a severe form of autism that prevents her from speaking. She...
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STEPHANIE KNIPPER DEBUTS HER NOVEL

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10; 7 PM

STEPHANIE KNIPPER
will introduce The Peculiar Miracles of Antoinette Martin. This incredibly imaginative and charming debut novel is about ten-year-old Antoinette, who suffers from a severe form of autism that prevents her from speaking. She and her mother Rose live in rural Kentucky on a flower farm. Rose, after witnessing a number of unexplainable events involving her daughter, discovers that Antoinette can heal anything and anyone with her touch and change the course of nature. However, with each healing Antoinette grows weaker and Rose worries about her health, so she is determined to keep Antoinette’s gift a secret. That proves to be very difficult. ALGONQUIN

Stephanie Knipper and her husband adopted their daughter Grace, the first of five children with special needs they adopted from China in 2005. The character in her book was modeled after Grace because the author wanted to examine the impact of a disabled child on a family and highlight how we separate ourselves from one another by race, gender, physical ability and a myriad of other categories that mask that we are more alike than different.

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