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Far From The Tree
- A Dozen Kinds of Love
- By: Andrew Solomon
- Narrated by: Andrew Solomon
- Length: 40 hrs and 37 mins
From the National Book Award–winning author of The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression comes a monumental new work, a decade in the writing, about family. In Far from the Tree, Andrew Solomon tells the stories of parents who not only learn to deal with their exceptional children but also find profound meaning in doing so. Solomon’s startling proposition is that diversity is what unites us all.
- By Alan Doyle on 17-03-15
Would you listen to Far From The Tree again? Why?
Yes absolutely. It's a great reminder of what it is to be human!
What did you like best about this story?
I'm only half way through the book but the accounts of the individuals and their families living with 'difference' brings me to tears every time I listen. They are often extraordinary and inspiring and always incredibly emotive.
I feel my eyes are more open to the triumphs and difficulties of people all around me. If a book can lend itself to the fostering of empathy, then this is such a book.
Have you listened to any of Andrew Solomon’s other performances? How does this one compare?
This is the first.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
All of it. I'm not directly connected to any of the challenging scenarios he is describing but so far I've been drawn deeply into each of them.
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