Far from the Tree: Young Adult Edition--How Children and Their Parents Learn to Accept One Another . . . Our Differences Unite Us

Category: Book
Adapted By: Calkhoven, Laurie
By (author): Solomon, Andrew
Subject:  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Family / General (see also headings under Social Topics)
  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Science / General
  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Topics / Special Needs
Audience: young adult
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Published: July 2017
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 464
Size: 8.25in x 5.50in
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From The Publisher*From New York Times bestselling author Andrew Solomon comes a stunning, poignant, and affecting young adult edition of his award-winning masterpiece, Far From the Tree, which explores the impact of extreme differences between parents and children.

The old adage says that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, meaning that children usually resemble their parents. But what happens when the apples fall somewhere else-sometimes a couple of orchards away, sometimes on the other side of the world?

In this young adult edition, Andrew Solomon profiles how families accommodate children who have a variety of differences: families of people who are deaf, who are dwarfs, who have Down syndrome, who have autism, who have schizophrenia, who have multiple severe disabilities, who are prodigies, who commit crimes, and more.

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 the adult edition a "wise and beautiful" volume, that "will shake up your preconceptions and leave you in a better place."

"An informative and moving book that raises profound issues regarding the nature of love, the value of human life, and the future of humanity."
Review Quote*"This is one of the most extraordinary books I have read in recent times-brave, compassionate and astonishingly humane. Solomon approaches one of the oldest questions-how much are we defined by nature versus nurture?-and crafts from it a gripping narrative. Through his stories, told with such masterful delicacy and lucidity, we learn how different we all are, and how achingly similar. I could not put this book down."
Review Quote*"It's a book everyone should read and there's no one who wouldn't be a more imaginative and understanding parent-or human being-for having done so."
Review Quote*"Solomon is a storyteller of great intimacy and ease…He approaches each family's story thoughtfully, respectfully…Bringing together their voices, Solomon creates something of enduring warmth and beauty: a quilt, a choir."