Book Reviews of From Cradle to Grave: The Short Lives and Strange Deaths of Marybeth Tinning's Nine Children

From Cradle to Grave: The Short Lives and Strange Deaths of Marybeth Tinning's Nine Children
From Cradle to Grave The Short Lives and Strange Deaths of Marybeth Tinning's Nine Children
Author: Joyce Egginton
ISBN-13: 9780688075668
ISBN-10: 0688075665
Publication Date: 2/1989
Pages: 363
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 18 ratings
Publisher: William Morrow Co
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 5
Egginton offers a devastating critique of a society in which a woman clearly suffering from mental illness could give birth to eight children (and adopt one) and murder all but one of them (and that one died, in a roundabout way, because of Tinning's actions, but the author does not explain this until page 337, at the end of the book). When Andrea Yates murdered her children, Anna Quindlen wrote an incredible essay in Newsweek, asking all mothers to admit how close they themselves had come to murdering their own children at one time or another. The difference in the two cases, however, is that Yates committed one horrendous act; Tinning, nine. I for one am glad that Tinning is in prison for at least another three years from now.
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Helpful Score: 4
Was a horrifying account of infanticide. Interesting to delve into the mind of this sick woman. The only part that was kind of boring was the trial. It seemed to go on and on with it but most of the book was very interesting and good reading. Perfect for a person who likes true crime.
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Helpful Score: 3
The most bizarre thing is that even though many suspected, no one was able to stop her.
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Helpful Score: 3
TENSE, SHOCKING & UNFORGETTABLE! 'From Cradle To Grave' is a chilling account of one of America's most bizarre and terrifying crimes.
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Helpful Score: 3
Pick it up..you cant put it down. Great true crime book.
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Helpful Score: 3
An interesting true crime book, but like many, gets bogged down in the legal details and sometimes focuses too much on the details of the suspect's private life rather than the crimes themselves. An ok read, but I had to pretty much force myself to finish it.
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Helpful Score: 2
awesome book.
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Helpful Score: 2
A True Story. She drove a school bus in Schenectady, NY waited on tables at a resturant, and even worked as a nurse's aide at a pedatric ward. But this seemily normal working woman killed her own nine children, and avoided suspicion for more than a decade.
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Helpful Score: 1
this book was great once you started it you didn't want to put it down.
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great tc book, but so sad that all those children had to die
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Very frightening story of a sad woman and her sad life. Seems she would have gotten away with the murders if she hadn't had the last baby. By 1985, forensics and child protection was on the up and coming and that is what her downfall was. Not a book for the faint of heart but very interesting, nonetheless. Quite well written and not hard to get through.