Featured on the Powell’s Staff Top 5s and winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for general nonfiction, Andrew Solomon’s Far from the Tree is also one of our new favorites.
From Powell’s customer Robyn C.:
“When I first received the book, I couldn’t imagine why it needed to be so long. After I finished the first chapter on deaf or hearing children and their deaf or hearing parents, I could not think of one single profile that seemed superfluous. Every single family profile contributed to a more nuanced understanding of the trials and triumphs of raising children with this particular horizontal identity. Throughout every other chapter, Solomon gives intimate, illuminating details about these families’ lives, provides historical and medical context of the diagnoses, and strings together complex issues of prenatal testing, identity politics, and the ambivalence of accommodation. It’s a complex book that has changed me as both a parent and a person.”
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