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Far from the Tree
Author: Andrew Solomon

ISBN: 9780743236720
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 962
Published: 1 October 2013
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 16.1 x 4.3
Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, a Books for a Better Life Award, and one of The New York Times Book Review s Ten Best Books of 2012, this masterpiece by the National Book Award-winning author of The Noonday Demon features stories of parents who not only learn to deal with their exceptional children, but also find profound meaning in doing so a brave, beautiful book that will expand your humanity (People). Solomon s startling proposition in Far from the Tree is that being exceptional is at the core of the human condition that difference is what unites us. He writes about families coping with deafness, dwarfism, Down syndrome, autism, schizophrenia, or multiple severe disabilities; with children who are prodigies, who are conceived in rape, who become criminals, who are transgender. While each of these characteristics is potentially isolating, the experience of difference within families is universal, and Solomon documents triumphs of love over prejudice in every chapter. All parenting turns on a crucial question: to what extent should parents accept their children for who they are, and to what ...

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