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A Slant of Sun: One Child's Courage

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Publisher Comments:

Named a Best Book of the Year by Salon magazine and The Philadelphia Inquirer, A Slant of Sun was praised for its incandescent prose about the experience of loving a child who brings tremendous frustration and incalculable rewards and for its extraordinary resonance. Like Operating Instructions and The Liars' Club, A Slant of Sun is a contemporary classic.

Nearly one in five children grow up facing a developmental or behavioral challenge, and like them, Beth Kephart's son, Jeremy, showed early signs of being different: language eluded him, he preferred playing alone to an afternoon on the jungle gym. Doctors diagnosed Jeremy with a mild form of autism called Pervasive Developmental DisorderNot Otherwise Specified. A Slant of Sun is a passionate memoir about how Kephart, guided by the twin tools of intuition and imagination, helped lead her son toward wholeness. Pulsing with the questions, "Is normal possible? Definable?" A Slant of Sun speaks to everyonenot just parentsof the redemptive power of love.

Synopsis:

In this 1998 National Book Award finalist, Kephart chronicles the tragedy of her son's developmental problems and her struggle to lead him toward wholeness.

Synopsis:

In this 1998 National Book Award finalist, Kephart chronicles the tragedy of her son's developmental problems and her struggle to lead him toward wholeness.

About the Author

Beth Kephart was nominated for the National Book Award for her book A Slant of Sun. In 2000, she received a National Endowment for the Arts grant, and she also won a Pew Fellowships in the Arts grant in 2005. At the age of nine, Beth Kephart began to skate on a pond in Boston, where she taught herself the very moves Elisa teaches herself in this story. Beth won her first competitive freestyle competition at a Wilmington, Delaware, rink. Today she ballroom dances and is an avid gardener. She lives in Pennsylvania with her family.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780688172282
Subtitle:
One Child's Courage
Author:
Kephart, Beth
Author:
by Beth Kephart
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Children
Subject:
Children with Special Needs
Subject:
Medical
Subject:
Parental Memoirs
Subject:
Parents of handicapped children
Subject:
Autistic children
Subject:
Developmentally disabled children
Subject:
Parents of exceptional children
Subject:
Medical - General
Subject:
Biography-Parental Memoir
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
315
Publication Date:
19990922
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.27x5.50x.69 in. .49 lbs.

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