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July 23, 2017

The Way Back to Us Kay Langdale

Paperback Published by Hodder 10th August 2017 Waterstones Paperback £7.99

Since her son was diagnosed with a life-defining illness.  Anna has been fighting: against the friends who don’t know how to help; against the team assigned to Teddy’s care who constantly watch over Anna’s parenting; and against the impulse to put Teddy above all else – including his older brother, the watchful, sensitive Isaac.

And now Anna can’t seem to stop fighting against her husband, the one person who should be able to understand, but who somehow manages to carry on when Anna feels like she is suffocating

As Anna helplessly pushes Tom away, he can’t help but feel the absence of the simple familiarity that should come so easily, and must face the question: is it worse to stay in an unhappy marriage, or leave?


Kay Langdale is one of my favourite authors I just personally find that I can get into every book that she writes. Mother Anna is the perfect mother in my eyes. She has a lot to cope with two young children, Isaac and Teddy.When Teddy was one years old Anna took Teddy to a geneticist. He explained that little Teddy has SMA type 2. The neurologist explains that in order for the lower motor neurones in the spine to be healthy, there needs to be a protein called SMN. Without it, the lower motor neurones deteriorate, and then the message from the spinal cord can’t get through to the muscles, so movement becomes increasingly difficult. The muscles waste due to lack of movement. When father Tom takes out Teddy and Isaac to fly a kite it ends in disaster. Tom and Isaac tie the kite to Teddy’s wheelchair. But Teddy is light and his wheelchair is light. Suddenly the wheelchair started bumping and bouncing down a slope. I will let you find out what happened, but the mothering in us we would be rather angry. Sadly Tom has been seen with a young woman and someone suspects that he is having an affair. What I realise is Just how much do we know about anyone? Tom does love his wife and he tells Anna I want to find the way back to us. Can they both save their marriage? Please read this book. I promise that you’ll enjoy it and learn a lot more than what I described in my review.




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