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

By Andrew Solomon

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In this fascinating, accessible and gorgeous book – Solomon interviews over 300 families with ‘horizontal identities’ – that is, families who encompass children living with a wide-range of disabilities including autism, dwarfism and deafness.

Solomon manages to weave humour and compassion into what could have been a dry read – and turns this into a tender portrayal of the challenges of parenting another human being – and of learning how to accept those we love (including ourselves) for who we are.

Great for:

• Any parent
• Lovers of non-fiction (across the spectrum)
• Readers interested in psycho-sociological studies of families living with accommodations.

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