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Far from the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity

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A Scribner Classics edition of Andrew Solomon’s bestselling masterpiece, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, The Dayton Peace Prize, and one of The New York Times Book Review’s Ten Best Books of 2012—“a brave, beautiful book that will expand your humanity” (People).

Andrew 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 extent they should help them become their best selves. Drawing on ten years of research and interviews with more than three hundred families, Solomon mines the eloquence of ordinary people facing extreme challenges.

Elegantly reported by a spectacularly original and compassionate thinker, Far From the Tree explores how people who love each other must struggle to accept each other—a theme in every family’s life. The New York Times calls it a “wise and beautiful” volume, that “will shake up your preconceptions and leave you in a better place.”

About the Author

Andrew Solomon is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award; The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression, a Pulitzer Prize finalist and winner of the 2001 National Book Award; and of the critically acclaimed novel A Stone Boat. He is a lecturer in psychiatry at Cornell University and Special Advisor on LGBT affairs to the Yale University’s Department of Psychiatry.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781476773063
Author:
Solomon, Andrew
Publisher:
Scribner Book Company
Subject:
Handicapped
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national book critics circle award; books for a better life; anisfield-wolf book award; naiba; lambda; best of 2012; noonday demon; a stone boat; irony tower; lgbt; deafness; dwarfism; down syndrome; autism; schizophrenia; disability; prodigy; rape; crimi
Subject:
national book critics circle award; books for a better life; anisfield-wolf book award; naiba; lambda; best of 2012; noonday demon; a stone boat; irony tower; lgbt; deafness; dwarfism; down syndrome; autism; schizophrenia; disability; prodigy; rape; crimi
Subject:
national book critics circle award; books for a better life; anisfield-wolf book award; naiba; lambda; best of 2012; noonday demon; a stone boat; irony tower; lgbt; deafness; dwarfism; down syndrome; autism; schizophrenia; disability; prodigy; rape; crimi
Subject:
national book critics circle award; books for a better life; anisfield-wolf book award; naiba; lambda; best of 2012; noonday demon; a stone boat; irony tower; lgbt; deafness; dwarfism; down syndrome; autism; schizophrenia; disability; prodigy; rape; crimi
Subject:
national book critics circle award; books for a better life; anisfield-wolf book award; naiba; lambda; best of 2012; noonday demon; a stone boat; irony tower; lgbt; deafness; dwarfism; down syndrome; autism; schizophrenia; disability; prodigy; rape; crimi
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Disability
Subject:
national book critics circle award; books for a better life; anisfield-wolf book award; naiba; lambda; best of 2012; noonday demon; a stone boat; irony tower; lgbt; deafness; dwarfism; down syndrome; autism; schizophrenia; disability; prodigy; rape; crimi
Subject:
national book critics circle award; books for a better life; anisfield-wolf book award; naiba; lambda; best of 2012; noonday demon; a stone boat; irony tower; lgbt; deafness; dwarfism; down syndrome; autism; schizophrenia; disability; prodigy; rape; crimi
Subject:
national book critics circle award; books for a better life; anisfield-wolf book award; naiba; lambda; best of 2012; noonday demon; a stone boat; irony tower; lgbt; deafness; dwarfism; down syndrome; autism; schizophrenia; disability; prodigy; rape; crimi
Subject:
national book critics circle award; books for a better life; anisfield-wolf book award; naiba; lambda; best of 2012; noonday demon; a stone boat; irony tower; lgbt; deafness; dwarfism; down syndrome; autism; schizophrenia; disability; prodigy; rape; crimi
Subject:
national book critics circle award; books for a better life; anisfield-wolf book award; naiba; lambda; best of 2012; noonday demon; a stone boat; irony tower; lgbt; deafness; dwarfism; down syndrome; autism; schizophrenia; disability; prodigy; rape; crimi
Subject:
national book critics circle award; books for a better life; anisfield-wolf book award; naiba; lambda; best of 2012; noonday demon; a stone boat; irony tower; lgbt; deafness; dwarfism; down syndrome; autism; schizophrenia; disability; prodigy; rape; crimi
Subject:
national book critics circle award; books for a better life; anisfield-wolf book award; naiba; lambda; best of 2012; noonday demon; a stone boat; irony tower; lgbt; deafness; dwarfism; down syndrome; autism; schizophrenia; disability; prodigy; rape; crimi
Subject:
national book critics circle award; books for a better life; anisfield-wolf book award; naiba; lambda; best of 2012; noonday demon; a stone boat; irony tower; lgbt; deafness; dwarfism; down syndrome; autism; schizophrenia; disability; prodigy; rape; crimi
Subject:
national book critics circle award; books for a better life; anisfield-wolf book award; naiba; lambda; best of 2012; noonday demon; a stone boat; irony tower; lgbt; deafness; dwarfism; down syndrome; autism; schizophrenia; disability; prodigy; rape; crimi
Subject:
national book critics circle award; books for a better life; anisfield-wolf book award; naiba; lambda; best of 2012; noonday demon; a stone boat; irony tower; lgbt; deafness; dwarfism; down syndrome; autism; schizophrenia; disability; prodigy; rape; crimi
Subject:
national book critics circle award; books for a better life; anisfield-wolf book award; naiba; lambda; best of 2012; noonday demon; a stone boat; irony tower; lgbt; deafness; dwarfism; down syndrome; autism; schizophrenia; disability; prodigy; rape; crimi
Subject:
national book critics circle award; books for a better life; anisfield-wolf book award; naiba; lambda; best of 2012; noonday demon; a stone boat; irony tower; lgbt; deafness; dwarfism; down syndrome; autism; schizophrenia; disability; prodigy; rape; crimi
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20140931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
976
Dimensions:
234.95 x 155.575 mm

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