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The Anti-Romantic Child

A Story of Unexpected Joy

by Priscilla Gilman

Hardcover, 291 pages, Harpercollins, List Price: $24.99 |


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After her son is diagnosed with a developmental disorder, the author, a Wordsworth scholar who embraced the ideals of nature and innocence celebrated in the poet's work, explores how our adult hopes and illusions for our children and ourselves transform with experience. 50,000 first printing.

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