Far From the Tree

Author: Andrew Solomon
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781476773063
Release Date: 2014-09-16
Genre: Family & Relationships

The National Book Award-winning author of The Noonday Demon explores the consequences of extreme personal differences between parents and children, describing his own experiences as a gay child of straight parents while evaluating the circumstances of people affected by physical, developmental or cultural factors that divide families. 150,000 first printing.

Far From the Tree

Author: Andrew Solomon
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743236720
Release Date: 2013-10
Genre: Family & Relationships

The National Book Award-winning author of The Noonday Demon explores the consequences of extreme personal differences between parents and children, describing his own experiences as a gay child of straight parents while evaluating the circumstances of people affected by physical, developmental or cultural factors that divide families. 150,000 first printing.

Far From the Tree

Author: Andrew Solomon
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743236713
Release Date: 2012-11-13
Genre: Family & Relationships

The National Book Award-winning author of The Noonday Demon explores the consequences of extreme personal differences between parents and children, describing his own experiences as a gay child of straight parents while evaluating the circumstances of people affected by physical, developmental or cultural factors that divide families. 150,000 first printing.

Far and Away

Author: Andrew Solomon
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781476795041
Release Date: 2016-04-19
Genre: Literary Collections

Essays chronicle the author's activist stint on the Moscow barricades in 1991, his 2002 account of cultural rebirth in post-Taliban Afghanistan, and other stories of profound change.

The Noonday Demon

Author: Andrew Solomon
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451611038
Release Date: 2014-09-16
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The author offers a look at depression, drawing on his own battle with the illness and interviews with fellow sufferers, researchers, and doctors to assess the disease's complexities, causes, symptoms, and available therapies.

A Stone Boat

Author: Andrew Solomon
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781476710921
Release Date: 2013-06-04
Genre: Fiction

The debut novel, first published nearly twenty years ago, from the National Book Award-winning author of The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression and Far from the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity—a luminous and moving evocation of the love between a son and his mother. A finalist for the Los Angeles Times First Fiction prize, A Stone Boat is an achingly beautiful, deeply perceptive story of family, sexuality, and the startling changes wrought by grief, loss, and self-discovery. Harry, an internationally celebrated young concert pianist, travels to Paris to confront his glamorous and formidable mother about her dismay at his homosexuality. Before he can give voice to his hurt and anger, he discovers that she is terminally ill. In an attempt to escape his feelings of guilt and despair over the prospect of her death, he embarks on several intense affairs—one with a longtime female friend—that force him to question his capacity for love, and finally to rediscover it. Part eulogy, part confession, and part soliloquy on forgiveness, A Stone Boat is a luminous evocation of the destructive and regenerative, all-encompassing love between a son and his mother, by America’s foremost chronicler of personal and familial resilience.

Far from the Tree

Author: Andrew Solomon
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781481440905
Release Date: 2017-07-25
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Offers adaptation of the best-selling exploration of the impact of extreme differences between parents and children.

Far from the Tree

Author: Robin Benway
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780062330642
Release Date: 2017-10-03
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

National Book Award Finalist! Perfect for fans of NBC's "This Is Us," Robin Benway’s beautiful interweaving story of three very different teenagers connected by blood explores the meaning of family in all its forms—how to find it, how to keep it, and how to love it. Being the middle child has its ups and downs. But for Grace, an only child who was adopted at birth, discovering that she is a middle child is a different ride altogether. After putting her own baby up for adoption, she goes looking for her biological family, including— Maya, her loudmouthed younger bio sister, who has a lot to say about their newfound family ties. Having grown up the snarky brunette in a house full of chipper redheads, she’s quick to search for traces of herself among these not-quite-strangers. And when her adopted family’s long-buried problems begin to explode to the surface, Maya can’t help but wonder where exactly it is that she belongs. And Joaquin, their stoic older bio brother, who has no interest in bonding over their shared biological mother. After seventeen years in the foster care system, he’s learned that there are no heroes, and secrets and fears are best kept close to the vest, where they can’t hurt anyone but him. Don't miss this moving novel that addresses such important topics as adoption, teen pregnancy, and foster care.

Is It All in Your Head

Author: Suzanne O'Sullivan
Publisher: Other Press, LLC
ISBN: 9781590517963
Release Date: 2017-01-17
Genre: Psychology

A neurologist's insightful and compassionate look into the misunderstood world of psychosomatic disorders, told through individual case histories It's happened to all of us: our cheeks flush red when we say the wrong thing, or our hearts skip a beat when a certain someone walks by. But few of us realize how much more dramatic and extreme our bodies' reactions to emotions can be. Many people who see their doctor have medically unexplained symptoms, and in the vast majority of these cases, a psychosomatic cause is suspected. And yet, the diagnosis of a psychosomatic disorder can make a patient feel dismissed as a hypochondriac, a faker, or just plain crazy. In IS IT ALL IN YOUR HEAD? neurologist Suzanne O'Sullivan, MD, takes us on a journey through the world of psychosomatic illness, where we meet patients such as Rachel, a promising young dancer now housebound by chronic fatigue syndrome, and Mary, whose memory loss may be her mind's way of protecting her from remembering her husband's abuse. O'Sullivan reveals the hidden stresses behind their mysterious symptoms, approaching a sensitive topic with patience and understanding. She addresses the taboos surrounding psychosomatic disorders, teaching us that "it's all in your head" doesn't mean that something isn't real, as the body is often the stand-in for the mind when the latter doesn't possess the tools to put words to its sorrow. She encourages us to look with compassion at the ways in which our brains act out, and to question our failure to credit the intimate connection between mind and body.

Not Far from the Tree

Author: Eric O. Simmons
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 154327563X
Release Date: 2017-03-07
Genre:

Inspired by "seeds of knowledge" implanted in him by his single Mother, Eric Otis Simmons went on to accomplish some incredible things in life - despite seemingly impossible odds. Simmons takes the reader through his genealogical research to learn more about himself, to when his Mom was assaulted at gunpoint, to walking on and making Auburn University's basketball team at 5'7", 147 pounds, to the time he closed a $25 million sale in Hong Kong and more. In between, he masterfully ties together what his Mother taught him and how he turned those valuable lessons into success in his various Sales/Sales Management roles with Fortune 500 employers AT&T, GE, IBM, and MCI. "If you love inspiration, heartfelt stories, and laughter, this book is right up your alley." Michael McCree (Author - "GameChanger: The Baseball Parent's Ultimate Guide")

Families and how to Survive Them

Author: A. C. Robin Skynner
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195204662
Release Date: 1984
Genre: Family & Relationships

Written in an unconventional dialogue form, this book explores the inner workings of the modern family, and the interactions between couples and their children.

Changed by a Child

Author: Barbara Gill
Publisher: Doubleday Books
ISBN: 0385482426
Release Date: 1997-01-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

The mother of a child with Down's Syndrome presents a collection of brief, empathetic readings drawn from real-life situations, addressing the inner needs of parents of children with disabilities, from grief to anger to fatigue to medical issues.

Howards End

Author: Edward Morgan Forster
Publisher:
ISBN: STANFORD:36105004508698
Release Date: 1921
Genre: Country homes


This is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids

Author: Dannielle Owens-Reid
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9781452142425
Release Date: 2014-09-09
Genre: Family & Relationships

Written in an accessible Q&A format, here, finally, is the go-to resource for parents hoping to understand and communicate with their gay child. Through their LGBTQ-oriented site, the authors are uniquely experienced to answer parents' many questions and share insight and guidance on both emotional and practical topics. Filled with real-life experiences from gay kids and parents, this is the book gay kids want their parents to read.

A Country Called Childhood

Author: Jay Griffiths
Publisher: Counterpoint
ISBN: 9781619024038
Release Date: 2014-10-20
Genre: Social Science

While traveling the world in order to write her award winning book Wild, Jay Griffiths became increasingly aware of the huge differences in how childhood is experienced in various cultures. One central riddle, in particular captured her imagination: why are so many children in Euro-American cultures unhappy – and why is it that children in traditional cultures seem happier? In A Country Called Childhood, Griffiths seeks to discover why we deny our children the freedoms of space, time and the natural world. Visiting communities as far apart as West Papua and the Arctic as well as the UK, and delving into history, philosophy, language and literature, she explores how children’s affinity for nature is an essential and universal element of childhood. It is a journey deep into the heart of what it means to be a child, and it is central to all our experiences, young and old.