Far From The Tree

Aug 24, 2018

In his book Far From the Tree, the writer Andrew Solomon tells the stories of children whose profound differences—dwarfism, schizophrenia, Down syndrome, genius, and others—have made them the subjects of prejudice and changed their parents’ lives.

In his book Far From the Tree, the writer Andrew Solomon tells the stories of children whose profound differences—dwarfism, schizophrenia, Down syndrome, genius, and others—have made them the subjects of intense prejudice. He also writes about the families who often have to rearrange their lives around the life of a child who alters their view of the world. A new film based on Solomon's book is now out. Friday, we're rebroadcasting our conversation with him.

The documentary film Far from the Tree, based on Andrew Solomon's book of the same name, opens Friday, August 24 at the Broadway Centre Cinemas in downtown Salt Lake City. More details

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Andrew Solomon is the author of the novel A Stone Boat and The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression, which won 14 national awards, including the 2001 National Book Award and a Pulitzer Prize finalist.