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Solomon, Andrew.
Title
Far from the tree [electronic resource] : Parents, Children and the Search for Identity / Andrew Solomon.
Imprint
2012.
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SummaryFrom the National Book Award--winning author of The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression comes a monumental new work, a decade in the writing, about family. 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. Solomon's startling 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, who are transgender. While each of these characteristics is potentially isolating, the experience of difference within families is universal, as are the triumphs of love Solomon documents in every chapter. All parenting turns on a crucial question: to what extent parents should accept their children for who they are, and to what extent they should help them...
ReproductionElectronic reproduction. New York : Scribner, 2012. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 4723 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB).
SubjectNonfiction. OverDrive
Family & Relationships. OverDrive
Psychology. OverDrive
Sociology. OverDrive
GenreElectronic books. local
ISBN9781439183106 (electronic bk)
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