Far from the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity by Andrew Solomon

Solomon writes a well researched tome about the relationships parents have with their children who are unlike them – children with disabilities, children who become criminals, children who are prodigies, children who are born of rape, etc. Each chapter tackles a different hurdle. Despite its size, this book was immensely readable and informative. My only criticism is that it could have been better organized and edited. I felt like Solomon wanted to include every case study simply because he had the info, and often his examples overload one point while leaving others fallow. As well, the intro meanders on too long about his acceptance of his homosexuality.

Gwenamon says: Very good


About gwenamon

bookworm, confidante, creative director, cyclist, global wanderer, music lover, shutterbug, shoe shopper, snowboarder, writer, yoga geek. i'm also a very proud mama of a lil mister named james.
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