Reviews

  • 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
  • Beautiful

    The Times

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