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Far From The Tree: A Dozen Kinds of Love Paperback – 3 March 2014

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The tales Solomon returns with, of profound disability and extreme differences overcome, make it a bible of empathy and inclusion -- Cressida Connolly, Spectator

Andrew Solomon’s Far From The Tree is a prodigious, illuminating book about the challenge of being a parent – especially when children are out of the ordinary -- Tim Adams, Observer

Life-affirming, thought provoking and highly readable, the book was compiled over 10 years of interviews and I found it deeply moving -- Kate Kellaway, Observer

Many accounts are desperately moving, but Solomon goes far beyond cheap pity... The book is an exquisite written study of parental love – as well as "a how-to manual for receptivity" -- Kerry Hudson, Herald

[A] magnificent study of disability and identity differences -- Susannah Meadows, New York Times

This wise book is a careful and surprising study of difference between parent and child and how it shapes our lives -- Stephen Grosz, Sunday Telegraph

For anyone struggling with decisions over parenting, it’s an affirming reminder that there is no such thing as “normal” -- Femke Colborne, Big Issue in the North

Parents – especially mothers – are the heroes of this book, many of them describing with extraordinary absence of self-pity how they have coped with almost unimaginable adversity -- Dominic Lawson, Sunday Times

Solomon really makes you think... Uniquely brilliant -- William Leith, Evening Standard

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**WINNER OF THE WELLCOME BOOK PRIZE 2014**

Sometimes your child - the most familiar person of all - is radically different from you. The saying goes that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. But what happens when it does?

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