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Love You to Pieces Creative Writers on Raising a Child with Special Needs

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ISBN-10: 0807000302

ISBN-13: 9780807000304

Edition: 2008

Authors: Suzanne Kamata

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The first literary collection-fiction, essays, and poetry-on raising special-needs children Responding to a dearth of literary writing on disability, Suzanne Kamata gathers parents perspectives at various stages in the lives of children with mental or physical difficulties. In these real and fictional stories, families cope with autism, deafness, retardation, muscular dystrophy, and more, laying bare the moments of rage, disappointment, and guilt that can color their relationships. Parent/child communication is a challenge at the best of times, but here we see the epic struggles and triumphs of those who speak their own language-or dont speak at all-and those who love them. Together, the…    
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication date: 5/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Introduction
Coming to Samsara, memoir
Without Strings, fiction
SMA Baby, poem
A Homecoming, fiction
"Severe Language Delay": In the Kitchen with My Three-Year-Old, poem
Magic Affinities, fiction
Little Locomotive, poem
Normal, memoir
Form and Void, poem
Doing Jigsaw Puzzles, poem
The Lives of the Saints, fiction
Living with Lilia, memoir
Termite's Birthday, 1959, fiction
Petit Mal, poem
Great Expectations, memoir
From Spells and Auguries, poems
Speaking of Love/Reading My Son, memoir
Ordinary Time, fiction
Moonrise, memoir
A Question of Leaves, poem
From Jewel, fiction
Doctor in the House, memoir
Victoria's Wedding, poem
Rachel at Work: Enclosed, a Mother's Report, memoir
What about Meg?, fiction
Joyful Noise, fiction
The Heart Speaks, memoir
Contributors' Notes
Acknowledgments