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




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


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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."