Sunday, November 18, 2012

Far from the Tree

National Book Award–winning author 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 in the book Far from the Tree. 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. He dives into the question: To what extent parents should accept their children for who they are? There is a review in the New Yorker here.

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