Best Novels About Autism & Autistic Characters for Adults

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The Civil Wars of Jonah Moran: A Novel
1.  The Civil Wars of Jonah Moran: A Novel by Marjorie Reynolds
The list author says:
  "An extraordinary book about a young man with autism living in Washington State, amidst a Civil War in his community while re-enacting the Civil War."
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4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Daniel Isn't Talking: A Novel
2.  Daniel Isn't Talking: A Novel by Marti Leimbach
The list author says:
  "A good story about a young child with severe autism who is helped by ABA and Floor Time.  A wonderful story from a mother's point of view."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)

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The Kindness of Strangers
3.  The Kindness of Strangers by Katrina Kittle
The list author says:
  "An excellent book about a widow with two sons who takes in an 11-year-old boy as a foster child.  The boy's mother tells people he has Asperger's, but he does not.  This book is a rare gem."
$12.18   Used & New from: $0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (181 customer reviews)

A Rock and A Hard Place
4.  A Rock and A Hard Place by Anne Sutcliffe
The list author says:
  "An excellent novel of a mother's account of coping with a severely autistic daughter whose behavior is destructive.  A very plausible story and one of the best I've read.  Ideal companion book to "Tilt" by Elizabeth Burns."
$17.04   Used & New from: $0.78
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Tilt
5.  Tilt by Elizabeth Burns
The list author says:
  "An excellent novel about how a woman reassesses her life; herself and motherhood when confronted with her oldest daughter's severe autism.  Maeve is a plausible character with severe autism and the story is riveting.  Ideal companion book to "A Rock & a Hard Place" by Anne Sutcliffe."
$17.32   Used & New from: $0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

Eye Contact
6.  Eye Contact by Cammie McGovern
The list author says:
  "Adam, 9 is a plausible character with severe autism.  His communication/sensory issues and attempts to give the desired response to activities he neither enjoys nor understands so he can pursue his special interests are understandable.  He is friends with Morgan who has Asperger's Syndrome, the spectrum partner to autism.  It is Morgan's resourcefulness that solves the murder mystery."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
7.  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
The list author says:
  "The book about a character with Asperger's readers have been praying for!  Chris, a bright young man with Asperger's, uses his unique approach to solve a murder.  This is truly an exceptional book!"
$10.35   Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,534 customer reviews) | 15 customer discussions

A Wild Ride Up the Cupboards: A Novel
8.  A Wild Ride Up the Cupboards: A Novel by Ann Bauer
The list author says:
  "A decent book that spans decades - a young man growing up during the depression has high functioning autism as does his nephew, who was born in 1988.  They both appear to have a mild form of autism and are believably written."
$15.34   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

Confidential Sources
9.  Confidential Sources by Barbara Fischkin
The list author says:
  "An excellent book about a couple with a child who has autism.  The National Autism Society was consulted for this work and the character with autism is realistic and refreshing."
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With the Light: Raising an Autistic Child, Vol. 1
10.  With the Light: Raising an Autistic Child, Vol. 1 by Keiko Tobe
The list author says:
  "This is an excellent novel written in manga style about raising Hikaru, a child who has severe autism.  The illustrations are masterpieces and the author describes services for people with autism in Japan and describes Japanese customs."
$13.40   Used & New from: $0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

With the Light: Raising an Autistic Child, Vol. 2
11.  With the Light: Raising an Autistic Child, Vol. 2 by Keiko Tobe
The list author says:
  "The sequel to Tobe's first book in a soon-to-be series.  A delightful, brilliantly told, illustrated story of the Azumas and their son who has severe autism.  Readers learn about Japanese culture, customs and services for persons with special needs.  A soon to be classic!"
$12.48   Used & New from: $0.35
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Casey's Wall: A Novel
12.  Casey's Wall: A Novel by Linda Rich
The list author says:
  "Protagonist Carolyn taught a small class of boys with autism in 1976-77.  She is captivated by one pupil named Casey.  She reconnects with Casey's mother almost 30 years later.  Excellent, richly drawn characters and good dialog."
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Keeping Keller
13.  Keeping Keller by Tracy Winegar
The list author says:
  "An excellent book about a couple raising their severely autistic son Keller.  The story is set in the winter of 1955-56 and is replete with delightful characters; excellent story line and description of lack of autism awareness during that era."
$12.39   Used & New from: $3.70
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Customer Discussions about products in this list
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OK for avid preteen reader? 12 Mar 27, 2014
Is there a children's edition of this book? 0 Jun 6, 2013
As parent to a profoundly gifted teen with Asperger's... 4 Dec 10, 2012
EVERY AUTISM PARENT SHOULD READ MICKEY TUSSLER TOO 4 Aug 23, 2012
Who else loved the chapter 'titles' in this book? 0 Jun 26, 2012
Is this book being made into a movie? 2 Jun 9, 2012
Humorous fiction for high school ESL students 2 Nov 16, 2011
Probably pointed out already 0 Dec 31, 2010
Need help finding a book!! 0 Aug 10, 2008
Moe , Nobuaki & Tanaka - helpful peers 3 Jul 24, 2008
Footnotes in the book 2 Jun 16, 2008
Autism is NOT a disease 0 May 4, 2006
 
   

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