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Guilty (and not-so-guilty) Reads of the Yale Faculty

Yale Alumni Magazine, Vol. 78, no. 6

Erika Christakis
Lecturer, Child Study Center

In all fairness, I would describe Far from the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity as the exact opposite of a fun or “guilty” summer read; it is, however, a life-changing one, and anyone who has ever felt baffled by the chasm that can spring up between parents and children who love one another will find much that is moving, edifying, and elevating in this extraordinarily humane work. With an almost preternatural compassion coupled with clinical and reportorial nuance, Andrew Solomon ’85 brings to life the painful, challenging, yet fundamentally hopeful stories of families who struggle in different ways to accept their children whose lives fall “far from the tree.”

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