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Only child : writers on the singular joys and solitary sorrows of growing up solo

Author: Deborah Siegel; Daphne Uviller
Publisher: New York : Harmony Books, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Twenty-one acclaimed writers tell the truth about life without siblings--the bliss of solitude, the ache of loneliness, and everything in between. They reflect on the single, transforming episode that defined each of them as an only child. For some it came while lurking around the edges of a friend's boisterous family, longing to be part of the chaos. For others, it came in sterile hospital halls, while  Read more...
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Only child.
New York : Harmony Books, ©2006
(OCoLC)891647533
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah Siegel; Daphne Uviller
ISBN: 0307238067 9780307238061
OCLC Number: 62789960
Description: ix, 256 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction : onlies, connect --
Singular sensations : childhood --
The hotline / Alissa Quart --
Postcards to myself / Peter Terzian --
I am my own grandpa / Molly Jong-Fast --
Imaginary enemies / Sarah Towers --
Air only / Ted Rose --
Becoming an only child / Elizabeth DeVita-Raeburn --
We are ... family : significant others and friends --
Triangulation : a love story / Deborah Siegel --
Laundry distance / Lynn Harris --
Odd numbers / Thomas Beller --
Separation and the single girl / Sara Reistad-Long --
Blood of my blood / Rebecca Walker --
Dodging Laurie / Daphne Uviller --
A sib for junior? : parenting --
Letter to my second child / John Hodgman --
My Jane / Peter Ho Davies --
Succumbing to two / Amy Richards --
Mother of two / Janice Nimura --
Minority report / Judith Thurman --
Still only after all these years : tables turned --
The forest of memory / Kathryn Harrison --
A pair of onlys / Alysia Abbott --
You're it / Betty Rollin --
New Year's Eve, 1997 / Teller. Introduction : party of one --
Singular sensations : childhood --
Postcards to myself / Peter Terzian --
I'm my own grandpa / Molly Jong-Fast --
Imaginary enemies / Sarah Towers --
Air only / Ted Rose --
The hotline / Alissa Quart --
Becoming an only child / Elizabeth DeVita-Raeburn --
We are--
family : significant others and friends --
Triangulation : a love story / Deborah Siegel --
Laundry distance / Lynn Harris --
Odd numbers / Thomas Beller --
Separation and the single girl / Sara Reistad-Long --
Blood of my blood / Rebecca Walker --
Dodging Laurie / Daphne Uviller --
A sib for junior? : parenting --
Letter to my second child / John Hodgman --
My Jane / Peter Ho Davies --
Succumbing to two / Amy Richards --
Mother of two / Janice Nimura --
Minority report / Judith Thurman --
Still only after all these years : tables turned --
The forest of memory / Kathryn Harrison --
A pair of onlys / Alysia Abbott --
You're it / Betty Rollin --
New Year's Eve, 1997 / Teller.
Responsibility: edited by Deborah Siegel and Daphne Uviller.
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"Twenty-one acclaimed writers tell the truth about life without siblings--the bliss of solitude, the ache of loneliness, and everything in between. They reflect on the single, transforming episode that defined each of them as an only child. For some it came while lurking around the edges of a friend's boisterous family, longing to be part of the chaos. For others, it came in sterile hospital halls, while single-handedly caring for a parent with cancer. They write about the parents who raised them, from the devoted to the dismissive. They describe what it's like to be an only child of divorce, an only because of the death of a sibling, an only who reveled in it or an only who didn't"--Publisher description.

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