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    Description"This is the best kind of memoir - there is a beautiful calm clarity that drew me in, and held me until the end." - Georgia Blain When Ben is a baby, Rachel puts his behavioural quirks down to eccentricity. He likes to count letterboxes; he hates to get his hands dirty; loud noises make him anxious. But as Ben grows and his quirks become more pronounced, it becomes clear there is something else going on. When he is diagnosed with autism, Rachel must reconsider everything she thought she knew about parenting, about Ben, and about how best to mother him. Reaching One Thousand charts her quest to understand autism and to build a new kind of relationship with her son. Along the way she explores her own childhood, discovering unexpected links between Ben's experiences and her own. Before she can presume to tell Ben's story, she realises, she must face difficult questions - questions about intimacy, trust, and what it means for a mother to write about her child. Exquisitely written, this is a thought - provoking reflection on family and understanding and a tender love letter from a mother to her son.


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    Title
    Reaching One Thousand
    Subtitle
    A Story of Love, Motherhood and Autism
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Rachel Robertson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 324
    Width: 178 mm
    Height: 254 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 565 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781459661622
    ISBN 10: 1459661621
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21600
    BIC E4L: CHI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T9.3
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/FAMILY
    BIC subject category V2: VFX
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    BISAC V2.8: FAM032000, BIO000000
    Edition
    16, Large type / large print
    Edition statement
    Large Print 16 pt
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    ReadHowYouWant.com Ltd
    Imprint name
    ReadHowYouWant.com Ltd
    Publication date
    11 April 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Richmond, BC