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

This is the winner of the Wellcome book prize 2014. It is a New York Times Bestseller. 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? Drawing on interviews with over three hundred families, covering subjects including deafness, dwarfs, Down's Syndrome, Autism, Schizophrenia, disability, prodigies, children born of rape, children convicted of crime and transgender people, Andrew Solomon documents ordinary people making courageous choices. Difference is potentially isolating, but Far from the Tree celebrates repeated triumphs of human love and compassion to show that the shared experience of difference is what unites us. It is the winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for General Non-fiction and eleven other national awards. It is the winner of the Green Carnation Prize.

Издательство: "Vintage" (2014)

Формат: 135x215, 976 стр.

ISBN: 9780099460992, 978-0-099-46099-2

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Andrew Solomon

Andrew Solomon (born 1963) is an American writer on politics, culture, and health who lives in New York and London. He has written for the "New York Times", "The New Yorker", "Artforum", as well as for other publications, on topics as diverse as Soviet artists, dwarfism, Libyan politics, deaf culture, contemporary art, and Mongolian travel. He is the author of several books, including "," for which he won a Lambda Literary Awardcite web |url= |title=Lambda Literary Awards 2007 |date=2007-03-21 |accessdate=2007-08-12] and a National Book Award in 2001 [ National Book Foundation [ National Book Awards - 2001] ] and was a finalist for a 2002 Pulitzer Prize. [The Pulitzer Prize [ Nominated Finalists - 2002] ]

He is a fellow of the New York Institute for the Humanities [ New York Institute for the Humanities. Fellows: [ Andrew Solomon] ] and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.


Solomon graduated from Yale University magna cum laude in 1985. [The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression [ About the Author] ] He studied English at Jesus College, University of Cambridge, earning a starred first-class degree.


A dual citizen of the United States and United Kingdom, Solomon married John Habich on June 30, 2007, in an official civil partnership ceremony at Althorp, the estate of the late Princess Diana and the official residence of Earl Spencer, located in Northampton, England. Solomon's father, Howard, is chairman of Forest Laboratories. [Pfanner, Eric [ Andrew Solomon and John Habich] , "The New York Times", July 8, 2007. Accessed October 18, 2007.]


Solomon was a contributing writer for "The New York Times Magazine" from 1993-2001.

He is known for his chronicling of his own experience with clinical depression in "" for which he won the Mind charity's Book of the Year [ [ Mind Book of the Year 2002] ] . Solomon has been active on with several organizations associated with the destigmatization of depression including the [ National Mental Health Awareness Campaign] and the [ Depression Center of the University of Michigan] .

He is writing a book, to be published in 2010, called "A Dozen Kinds of Love: Raising Traumatic Children," which deals with how families accommodate children with physical, mental and social disabilities.

He has also written a loosely autobiographical novel which deals with a gay man losing his mother to cancer. "Kirkus Reviews" called the novel "An elegant and moving examination of a difficult subject." ["Kirkus Reviews," August 1, 1994]






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