Only Child

Only Child

Writers on the Singular Joys and Solitary Sorrows of Growing up Solo

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Twenty-one acclaimed writers tell the truth about life without siblings--the bliss of solitude, the ache of loneliness, and everything in between. They reflect on the single, transforming episode that defined each of them as an only child. For some it came while lurking around the edges of a friend's boisterous family, longing to be part of the chaos. For others, it came in sterile hospital halls, while single-handedly caring for a parent with cancer. They write about the parents who raised them, from the devoted to the dismissive. They describe what it's like to be an only child of divorce, an only because of the death of a sibling, an only who reveled in it or an only who didn't.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Harmony Books, c2006.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780307238061
0307238067
Branch Call Number: 306.874 Only 2006
Characteristics: ix, 256 p. ;,22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Uviller, Daphne
Siegel, Deborah

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JCLBeckyC May 14, 2012

Essays from people who grew up in single-child homes. I especially liked "Letter to My Second Child" by John Hodgman, "The Forest of Memory" by Kathryn Harrison, "A Pair of Onlies" by Alysia Abbott, and "New Year's Eve 1997" by Teller (of Penn & fame).


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JCLBeckyC May 14, 2012

Essays from people who grew up in single-child homes. I especially liked "Letter to My Second Child" by John Hodgman, "The Forest of Memory" by Kathryn Harrison, "A Pair of Onlies" by Alysia Abbott, and "New Year's Eve 1997" by Teller (of Penn & fame).

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