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Love You to Pieces: Creative Writers on…

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

by Suzanne Kamata

Other authors: Hannah Holborn (Contributor)

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An eye-opener. Very honest and touching stories that give true insight of the life of families with special needs kids. It gives the non-textbook accounts with coping with children with special needs and I think it would be valuable to any person in the profession.
  kcnjamie | Sep 24, 2010 |
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This book of short stories is written by creative writers and their families who live with (or lost) a child with special needs. Although the stories are a bit uneven, they are all wrenchingly honest in depicting the difficulties, the pain, but also the joy in raising a special needs child. This book may be difficult to read in some instance but it makes us understand, and see, especially for those of us who do not live it. And throughout, there is the love. ( )
  mdbenoit | May 7, 2010 |
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I requested this book because my younger brother has Aspergers. Although the stories were not specifically helpful in my situation, they were beautiful and touching. ( )
  sixteendays | Apr 5, 2010 |
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Got this from an ER's batch. The items were very touching, although I cannot personally relate to them. It seemed as though it would be inspirational for people with special needs' children to read this and see what others have gone through and how coping is not always just about putting a smile on your face. Some true emotions come out in these pieces. Well done. ( )
  horomnizon | Nov 12, 2009 |
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A compelling collection of stories about living with and raising children with special needs. I have read many books about special needs children, mostly written by educators of these children, so this book was an interesting contrast and departure from those ensconced in the education field. While some of the stories were more touching than others, I felt they all worked together to create an impressive and heartfelt collection. ( )
  cpirmann | Aug 1, 2009 |
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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.

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