NEWS FROM THE BORDER by Jane McDonnell

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The author explains the complexity, heartbreak, and drama of raising and attempting to understand a developmentally disabled child, while her son, a high-functioning autistic, provides a look into his own troubled world. 12,500 first printing.
 

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Published September 22, 1993 by Houghton Mifflin. 384 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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Another heart-rending entry in the recent rush of memoirs from autistics and/or their mothers (Catherine Maurice's Let Me Hear Your Voice, p. 576, etc.).

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This candid, often emotional account of her son's disability by McDonnell, the former director of women's studies at Carleton College in Minnesota, points out the often exasperating effects of autisti

Aug 30 1993 | Read Full Review of NEWS FROM THE BORDER

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