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Emily Rapp's 'The Still Point of the Turning World'

by Meghan McCarty Carino | Take Two®

Cover art for Emily Rapp's new book, The Still Point of the Turning World.

For most mothers, a baby's ninth month is an exciting time. It's a time to think about the future. When will the baby walk? What will his first words be?

For Emily Rapp, her son's ninth month marked a terrible turning point. He was diagnosed with the rare Tay Sachs disease. Her new memoir about that period in her life is called, "The Still Point of the Turning World."

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