Kelly Harland's stories explore her son's life to the age of 14, and the new and unexpected universe she and her husband - both professional musicians - must learn to navigate with him.
Will's fears, anxieties, and obsessions can dominate daily life, making a trip to the grocery store seem like a walk across a minefield. But amidst these unpredictable "flip-outs" and "freak-outs," there are moments of wonder. When Will finally learns the give and take of conversation, or dreams about his future, it rekindles his mother's belief that anything is possible.
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 240 g
Dimensions: 234 x 157 x 136 mm
Praise for the first edition:
'There's a miraculous alchemy to these stories of one small boy.'-- The Seattle Times
A Will of His Own sends a powerful and essentially positive message of hope, learning, and growth... highly recommended reading. -- Midwest Book Review
This emotional, warm, interesting and easy to read book will appeal to professionals and parents alike. -- Aukids Managzine
In "A will of his own" the author's melodic tones capture snapshots of her son from his early days and onwards as he grows and develops into a young man. It's no accident that Kelly is a "musician" as her voice as a writer comes over as a warm and affectionate melody... A slim volume full of delicate, poignant insights but with the strength of powerfully honed reality. -- Whitterer on Autism
You may also be interested in...
Please sign in to write a review