Was led to this book b/c it's about Manchausen's which I'm familiar with. Part of the story was interesting but I could only give it one star b/c the author's writing is erratic, horrible. It's set in Philly in 2001. Now, I lived there then, and there is no way people emailed their lovers as frequently as she writes, nor did children get their own cell phones, nor did the winters get cold enough to actually skate on the lakes. Also the statistics read like a medical journal or report/ also there is just too much information about the damn birds. And the editing wasn't very good either.
Very disappointing b/c the potential was there.