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    Monumental, moving

    Through a dozen chapters Solomon talks with families divided by deafness, physical impairments, sexuality, crime, and more. It's a beautiful, heartfelt book that takes its time and shows true respect for its subjects, who Solomon seems to have spent a decade interviewing. I read one chapter every month while reading other books along the way (I STRONGLY recommend this approach, as each chapter is the length of a short book), and I felt like when I got to the end I was a slightly kinder, more patient and compassionate person. An incredible, monumental book that I can't praise highly enough.
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    Brilliant treatise on special children

    A thoroughly brilliant study on all manner of disabilities. Researched and well written. An important work
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    Truly amazing book

    Incredibly well researched and well written
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    Very good

    Solomon writes a well researched tome about the relationships parents have with their children who are unlike them – children with disabilities, children who become criminals, children who are prodigies, children who are born of rape, etc. Each chapter tackles a different hurdle. Despite its size, this book was immensely readable and informative. My only criticism is that it could have been better organized and edited. I felt like Solomon wanted to include every case study simply because he had the info, and often his examples overload one point while leaving others fallow. As well, the intro meanders on too long about his acceptance of his homosexuality.
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