Far from the tree : parents, children and the search for identity (Book, 2012) [WorldCat.org]
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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:   Print book : English : 1st Scribner hardcover edView all editions and formats
"In Far from the Tree, Andrew Solomon 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  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Solomon
ISBN: 9780743236713 0743236718 0701188766 9780701188764 0743236726 9780743236720
OCLC Number: 779265963
Awards: National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, 2012.
Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, 2013 Nonfiction
Description: ix, 962 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Son --
Deaf --
Dwarfs --
Down syndrome --
Autism --
Schizophrenia --
Disability --
Prodigies --
Rape --
Crime --
Transgender --
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* * * * * * * BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week * * * * * * *`Andrew Solomon's investigation of many of the most intense challenges that parenthood can bring compels us all to  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 Read more...

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