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The Anti-Romantic Child - A Story of Unexpected Joy

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"TheAnti-Romantic Child is remarkable. This haunting and lyrical memoir will bean invaluable and heartening guide to all who find themselves in similarsituations and indeed anyone confronting an unforeseen challenge." -MarieBrenner, writer for Vanity Fair andauthor of Apples and Oranges

With an emotionally resonant combination of memoirand literature, Wordsworth scholar Priscilla Gilman recounts the challenges ofraising a son with hyperlexia, a developmentaldisorder neurologically counterpoint to dyslexia. Gilman explores thecomplexities of our hopes and expectations for our children and ourselves. Withluminous prose and a searing, personal story evocative of A Year of MagicalThinking and A Year of Reading Proust, Gilman's The Anti-RomanticChild is an unforgettable exploration of what happens when we lean toembrace the unexpected.
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