|LC Classifications||HV888.5 .S65 2012|
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|LC Control Number||2012020878|
“Far from the Tree is a touching story about the strength and love of unconventional families, and the unbreakable bond of siblings near and far. Robin Benway’s characters are authentically crafted, full of heart, hurt, and hope.” (Brandy Colbert, author of Pointe and Little & Lion)/5(). Andrew Solomon's newest book, Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity, tells hundreds of stories of parents who not only know how to deal with their exceptional children but also how to find profound meaning in doing so/5(). Robin Benway's Far from the Tree recently won the National Book Award. It's a beautiful, thought-provoking tearjerker of a book, a meditation about family and its different forms, as well as the fears we don't share with those we love, and how what we don't say is often more of a roadblock than the things we do. At times this book had me like/5. Andrew Solomons startling proposition in Far from the Tree is that being exceptional is at the core of the human conditionthat difference is what unites us/5.
“Robin Benway's Far from the Tree is a deeply moving novel about families made and born. The trials the three teens face are always confronted directly and never diminished; their relationships, both new and old, are complicated and beautiful. This novel is a journey into the depths of familial relationships that rings true.”. Based on the NY Times bestselling book by Andrew Solomon, Far from the Tree examines the experiences of families in which parents and children are profoundly different from one another in a variety of ways. Plot Summary | Add Synopsis/10(). Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity is a non-fiction book by Andrew Solomon published in November in the United States and two months later in the UK (under the title, Far from the Tree: A Dozen Kinds of Love), about how families accommodate children with physical, mental and social disabilities and : Andrew Solomon. Far from the Tree is about three biological siblings who have been raised in three separate homes. After giving her own baby up for adoption, Grace is desperate to find her biological mother. In her quest, she discovers she has two siblings: Joaquin and Maya. Grace and Maya were each adopted at birth/5().
Far from the Tree is the poignant story of three young people discovering the complicated ways that families love. Grace, Maya, and Joaquin’s quest to bond as they search for their biological mother resonates across the many definitions of family. More than anything, “Far From the Tree” is a book about precisely that containment. Throughout, Solomon proves a calm and likable guide — open, curious, nonjudgmental, not too politically correct. Her book Far from the Tree won the National Book Award for Young People's Literature and the PEN America Award and was named one of the best books of the year by the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, NPR, Brand: HarperCollins Publishers. FAR FROM THE TREE follows families meeting extraordinary challenges through love, empathy, and understanding. This life-affirming documentary encourages 90%.