Dirty Genes

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Abra, an intellectually gifted woman from a family with mentally retarded parents and siblings, is the family caretaker until she goes away to college severing all family ties. Sixteen years later she learns that her sister died starting her on a quest to understand why she abandoned her family. She falls in love with Adam who helps her cope with her view that she has "dirty genes." More
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About Esther Minskoff

My life is split. The first part (the majority) was spent as a Professor of Special Education at James Madison University where I trained teachers to work with students with disabilities. I wrote two professional books. I authored "Teaching Reading to Struggling Learners," and co-authored "Academic Success Strategies for Adolescents with Learning Disabilities and ADHD" which has been translated into French and Korean. Upon retirement, I began writing novels which is more taxing intellectually than writing textbooks, and much more fun. There's just no way to include sex scenes in a book on teaching reading! However, the thought of my children reading such scenes is a bit worrisome. I have completed three novels: "Dirty Genes," "Dual Identity," and "A State of Kindness," all of which are available through the miraculous technology afforded by Smashwords. Writing is my second greatest source of joy; my first are my husband, 3 children, and 6 grandchildren.

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Tanya Freeth reviewed on Jan. 19, 2015

A very interesting story.
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hrhsophia reviewed on Dec. 9, 2012

This was a lovely story about an often overlooked and under discussed subject. Selfishness is seen as a negative by society but we do sometimes need to put ourselves first in order to survive. Well down on telling this story with empathy and grace.
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