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


Overview - 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 ).  Read more...

 
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Overview
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."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781476773063
  • ISBN-10: 1476773068
  • Publisher: Scribner Book Company
  • Publish Date: September 2014
  • Page Count: 962
  • Dimensions: 9.6 x 6.37 x 1.93 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.93 pounds


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