The anti-romantic child: a story of unexpected joy

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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.

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Grouping Title anti romantic child a story of unexpected joy
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subject_facet Gilman, Priscilla, Literature teachers -- United States -- Biography, Motherhood -- United States -- Biography, Mothers -- United States -- Biography
title_display The anti-romantic child : a story of unexpected joy
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