Young Edward is not all right. He rarely sleeps, hardly talks, stares at his hands, and basically seems to be living in his own isolated world. His parents, Jack and Rachel, are worried and frustrated. They have Edward undergo tests and therapies to no avail. And with another young son, a new baby on the way, and no financial security, it seems the family is on the brink of spinning out of control.
Told from Rachel's perspective, Ann Bauer's debut novel A WILD RIDE UP THE CUPBOARDS begins with the anxiety and claustrophobia of a family focused on one disabled member. On the one hand it is a novel about Edward and the particular challenges he faces. On the other, it is about a woman struggling to maintain normality in the face of raising children in less than optimum health, with an often unpredictable par