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

    • UNABRIDGED (40 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Andrew Solomon
    • Narrated By Andrew Solomon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (361)
    Performance
    (308)
    Story
    (301)

    A brilliant and utterly original thinker, Andrew Solomon's journey began from his experience of being the gay child of straight parents. He wondered how other 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, who are transgender.

    C. Beaton says: "A Gripping Masterpiece"
    "Will change how you see the world"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I remained intrigued throughout the many hours of this book, as preconceived ideas about ability and disability fell one after another.


    What other book might you compare Far from the Tree to and why?

    I have never read any book like this one.


    Have you listened to any of Andrew Solomon’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I was wary of listening to an author read his own book, but Solomon does an excellent job and makes it all seem very intimate, as if you are along on each interview.


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from Far from the Tree?

    I will never look at people with differences in the same way.


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