When special education teacher Torey Hayden left the classroom for work in a children’s psychiatric ward, a diverse trio entered her life.
Abused nine-year-old Cassandra lashed out at anyone who tried to get close. At four, Drake refused to speak to anyone but his mother, and after a stroke, elderly Gerda was trapped in crippling depression and self-imposed silence.
From interfering family members and caregivers to the challenge of building trust, Hayden recounts her experiences and the small, startling breakthroughs that offered hope.
Twilight Children is the story of one determined woman and three individuals battling overwhelming odds.
Told with compassion, sensitivity and humour, it is a powerful, unforgettable books that reminds us of the strength and beauty of the human spirit.
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