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Incompatible with Nature: A Mother's Story by Tracie Frank Mayer is a poignantly written, engrossing, and hugely inspirational story, a memoir that brilliantly captures the essence of a mother’s love, redefining what it means to be a parent. Afro-American Tracie Frank Mayer doesn’t speak German. She goes to Germany, following the love of her life, and it is here that she gives birth to her first child, Marc. But when the pediatric cardiologist tells her to let her newly born baby die, she knows something is seriously wrong. Yes, the child is born with a rare heart defect. This narrative chronicles her fight to keep her son alive and protected, a journey of resilience, love, and survival.
Here is a story that will fill the eyes of readers with happy tears. It is emotionally and psychologically engaging. Tracie Frank Mayer recounts her story in a very compelling voice, sharing her experience of pain and anxiety, her solitude in a country where she can only speak comfortably to her husband. The story begins with the birth of a much awaited son, an event that quickly becomes one that inspires anxiety. The reader follows her journey as she strives to give her son a normal life. Incompatible with Nature: A Mother's Story is a tale with a powerful message — love heals. Love finds answers. Love permits us to win in the most complicated, difficult, and trying situations. Beautifully written, this narrative extols the grandeur of the human spirit and teaches readers that there is always hope, even in the grimmest of situations.