by Barbara Gingold

A Dramatic Life with a Down Syndrome Daughter

Varda Ben-Hur is a big  woman with a big personality  — enough to fill a home, a  stage, a book or two. A chubby  little girl in Israel’s thin austerity  years; a too-round teenager;  an outrageously zaftig  young woman who thought  marriage and motherhood  would make it all right.

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