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Far from the tree : parents, children and the search for identity

Author: Andrew Solomon
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st Scribner hardcover edView all editions and formats
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In this book the author tells the stories of parents who not only learn to deal with their exceptional children but also find profound meaning in doing so. His proposition is that diversity is what unites us all. He writes about families coping with deafness, dwarfism, Down syndrome, autism, schizophrenia, multiple severe disabilities, with children who are prodigies, who are conceived in rape, who become criminals,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Solomon
ISBN: 9780743236713 0743236718 0701188766 9780701188764 0743236726 9780743236720
OCLC Number: 779265963
Awards: National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, 2012.
Description: ix, 962 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Son --
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Autism --
Schizophrenia --
Disability --
Prodigies --
Rape --
Crime --
Transgender --
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Tells stories of parents who learn to deal with their exceptional children and find profound meaning in doing so. This book explores themes of generosity, acceptance and tolerance - and shows how  Read more...
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"The tales Solomon returns with, of profound disability and extreme differences overcome, make it a bible of empathy and inclusion" -- Cressida Connolly Spectator "Andrew Solomon's Far From The Tree Read more...

 
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