Review by: Sharon Terry, Nature Genetics - July 1, 2008
"She plunges the reader into a phenomenal mélange of genetics, relationships, poetry, faith and humor in Spelling Love with an X. . . . Science and poetry, shame and pride, and sense and prattle are all coaxed into relationship, allowing readers from any vantage point to grasp the whole. Scientists are called in this book to see the human face of their work, and those who live with disease are called to 'inflect the drumbeat of DNA that courses through us so that it yields a rhythm we can dance to.' I believe Clare Dunsford when she says 'And dance we will.'"
Review: Library Journal - September 15, 2007
“touching and poignant literary memoir . . . Through vivid descriptions of her relationship with J.P., readers can glimpse the parental highs and lows of life with a child who has developmental delays.”