Title Profile & Character Information

Far from the Tree

Annotation
Winner of the National Book Award for The Noonday Demon and a board member of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, and Columbia Medical School, Solomon began seeing illness and identity as related when he covered the deaf pride movement in the 1990s. Here, he expands on this notion by exploring how families deal with children who fall outside the perceived boundaries of normal-those with dwarfism, Down syndrome, or exceptional genius, for instance, or who commit serious crimes-showing how both family and children redefine themselves. Not specialized; there will be broad interest.

Awards
2012  Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year
2012  New York Times Notable Books of the Year
2013  J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize
2013  Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards

GenreNonFiction
Family & relationships
Health, Mind and Body
Sociology
TopicsParents
Parent and child
Children
People with disabilities
Identity
Family relationships
Sociology
Psychology