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The Resource Far from the tree : parents, children and the search for identity, Andrew Solomon

Far from the tree : parents, children and the search for identity, Andrew Solomon

Label
Far from the tree : parents, children and the search for identity
Title
Far from the tree
Title remainder
parents, children and the search for identity
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Solomon
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Far from the Tree, 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. His proposition is that diversity is what unites us all. 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. While each of these characteristics is potentially isolating, the experience of difference within families is universal, as are the triumphs of love he documents in every chapter. All parenting turns on a crucial question: to what extent parents should accept their children for who they are, and to what extent they should help them become their best selves. Drawing on 40,000 pages of interview transcripts with more than three hundred families, the author mines the eloquence of ordinary people facing extreme challenges. Whether considering prenatal screening for genetic disorders, cochlear implants for the deaf, or gender reassignment surgery for transgender people, he narrates a universal struggle toward compassion. Many families grow closer through caring for a challenging child; most discover supportive communities of others similarly affected; some are inspired to become advocates and activists, celebrating the very conditions they once feared. Woven into their courageous and affirming stories is the author's journey to accepting his own identity, which culminated in his midlife decision, influenced by this research, to become a parent. In this book he explores themes of generosity, acceptance, and tolerance, all rooted in the insight that love can transcend every prejudice; and expands our definition of what it is to be human."--Back cover
Awards note
National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, 2012.
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Solomon, Andrew
Dewey number
362.4083/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
HV888.5
LC item number
.S65 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Children with disabilities
  • Exceptional children
  • Parents of children with disabilities
  • Parents of exceptional children
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Parent and child
  • Child, Exceptional
  • Disabled Children
  • Parent-Child Relations
  • Parents
  • Social Identification
  • Children with disabilities
  • Exceptional children
  • Parents of children with disabilities
  • Parents of exceptional children
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Parent and child
  • Children with disabilities
  • Exceptional children
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Parent and child
  • Parents of children with disabilities
  • Parents of exceptional children
  • United States
Label
Far from the tree : parents, children and the search for identity, Andrew Solomon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 831-906) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Son -- Deaf -- Dwarfs -- Down syndrome -- Autism -- Schizophrenia -- Disability -- Prodigies -- Rape -- Crime -- Transgender -- Father
Control code
ocn779265963
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st Scribner hardcover ed.
Extent
ix, 962 pages
Isbn
9780743236720
Lccn
2012020878
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780743236713
  • (OCoLC)779265963
Label
Far from the tree : parents, children and the search for identity, Andrew Solomon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 831-906) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Son -- Deaf -- Dwarfs -- Down syndrome -- Autism -- Schizophrenia -- Disability -- Prodigies -- Rape -- Crime -- Transgender -- Father
Control code
ocn779265963
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st Scribner hardcover ed.
Extent
ix, 962 pages
Isbn
9780743236720
Lccn
2012020878
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780743236713
  • (OCoLC)779265963

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