Searching for Spenser
Margaret Kramar, author
When Margaret gives birth to a child who suffers from developmental delay, she is devastated. Her husband cannot reconcile his disappointment. After the divorce, Margaret struggles as a single mother, but becomes Spenser's most ardent cheerleader. He transcends the limits of his disability, but then dies of lymphoma at age ten. After his death, Margaret questions whether she ever really knew her child, and embarks on a journey to find him. Written in starkly honest prose, Searching for Spenser chronicles the costs and joys of loving a child.