The Anti-romantic Child

The Anti-romantic Child

A Mother's Story of Loss, Literature, and Unexpected Joy

Book - 2011
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"The Anti-Romantic Child is remarkable. This haunting and lyrical memoir will be an invaluable and heartening guide to all who find themselves in similar situations and indeed anyone confronting an unforeseen challenge."--Marie Brenner, writer for Vanity Fair and author of Apples and Oranges

With an emotionally resonant combination of memoir and literature, Wordsworth scholar Priscilla Gilman recounts the challenges of raising a son with hyperlexia, a developmental disorder neurologically counterpoint to dyslexia. Gilman explores the complexities of our hopes and expectations for our children and ourselves. With luminous prose and a searing, personal story evocative of A Year of Magical Thinking and A Year of Reading Proust, Gilman's The Anti-Romantic Child is an unforgettable exploration of what happens when we lean to embrace the unexpected.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, c2011.
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780061690273
0061690279
Branch Call Number: 306.8743092 Gilma
Characteristics: 291 p.

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