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Title Far from the tree : parents, children and the search for identity / Andrew Solomon.
Imprint New York : Scribner, 2012.


 Main Stacks  HV888.5 .S65 2012    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st Scribner hardcover ed.
Description ix, 962 p. ; 25 cm.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. 831-906) and index.
Subject Children with disabilities -- United States -- Psychology.
Exceptional children -- United States -- Psychology.
Parents of children with disabilities -- United States.
Parents of exceptional children -- United States.
Identity (Psychology) -- United States.
Parent and child -- United States -- Psychological aspects.
Contents Son -- Deaf -- Dwarfs -- Down syndrome -- Autism -- Schizophrenia -- Disability -- Prodigies -- Rape -- Crime -- Transgender -- Father.
Summary Solomon tells the stories of parents who not only learn to deal with their exceptional children but also find profound meaning in doing so.