Raising Jess: A Story of Hope “This is an unflinching look at motherhood and marriage. It is the feel-good story of family and survival when faced with adversity. This powerful memoir, written with compassion and humor, is the moving narrative of a family changed forever and the celebration of optimism, transformation, and hope. Vickie writes straight from the heart to tell the personal history of one family’s decision to choose hope.
“A frank, perceptive, and insightful remembrance. Rubin is a forthright author who addresses topics that other parents of children with multiple disabilities will find stimulating, as when she explores the significance of getting Jess’ diagnosis. The author’s approach is also courageously exploratory, as when she investigates how Jess’ siblings were shaped by growing up with Jessica. Rubin writes with clarity and thoughtful introspection, making for a truly enlightening read.” KIRKUS REVIEW