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

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

by Suzanne Kamata
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0807000302

ISBN-13: 9780807000304

Pub. Date: 05/14/2008

Publisher: Beacon

The first collection of literary writing on raising a child with special needs, Love You to Pieces features families coping with autism, deafness, muscular dystrophy, Down syndrome and more. Here, poets, memoirists, and fiction writers paint beautiful, wrenchingly honest portraits of caring for their children, laying bare the moments of rage, disappointment,

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The first collection of literary writing on raising a child with special needs, Love You to Pieces features families coping with autism, deafness, muscular dystrophy, Down syndrome and more. Here, poets, memoirists, and fiction writers paint beautiful, wrenchingly honest portraits of caring for their children, laying bare the moments of rage, disappointment, and guilt that can color their relationships. Parent-child communication can be a challenge at the best of times, but in this collection we witness the struggles and triumphs of those who speak their own language-or don't speak at all-and those who love them deeply.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807000304
Publisher:
Beacon
Publication date:
05/14/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
589,620
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents


Introduction   Suzanne Kamata     ix
Coming to Samsara$dmemoir by Vicki Forman     1
Without Strings$dfiction by Hannah Holborn     9
SMA Baby$dpoem by Ellen Bihler     15
A Homecoming$dfiction by Marcy Sheiner     17
"Severe Language Delay": In the Kitchen with My Three-Year-Old$dpoem by Rebecca Balcarcel     26
Magic Affinities$dfiction by Evelyn Sharenov     28
Little Locomotive$dpoem by Gina Forberg     49
Normal$dmemoir by Marie Myung-Ok Lee     50
Form and Void$dpoem by Barbara Crooker     58
Doing Jigsaw Puzzles$dpoem by Barbara Crooker     60
The Lives of the Saints$dfiction by Catherine Brady     62
Living with Lilia   memoir by Suzanne Kamata     80
Termite's Birthday, 1959$dfiction by Jayne Anne Phillips     88
Petit Mal$dpoem by Michele Battiste     105
Great Expectations$dmemoir by Michael Berube     107
From Spells and Auguries$dpoem by John Morgan     121
Speaking of Love/Reading My Son$dmemoir by Clare Dunsford     125
Ordinary Time$dfiction by Carol Zapata-Whelan     136
Moonrise$dmemoir by Penny Wolfson     150
A Question of Leaves$dpoem by Carol Schmidt     177
From Jewel$dfiction by Bret Lott     179
Doctor in the House$dmemoir by Darshan Perusek     189
Victoria's Wedding$dpoem by Margaret Mantle     194
Rachel at Work: Enclosed, a Mother's Report$dmemoir by Jane Bernstein     196
What about Meg?$dfiction by Curtis Smith     217
Joyful Noise$dfiction by Maggie Kast     229
The Heart Speaks$dmemoir by Sheila Kohler     238
Contributors' Notes     249
Acknowledgments     254

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