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Engaging . . . a story of commitment and betrayal, responsibility and perseverance. Slip lures you in. ----Rogue Books

Correctly mirrors the lives of many parents struggling with a diagnosis of autism for their child. Eventually, calmer days do come to pass, and one sees the wonderment, strength and beauty of a child living with autism. ----Genevieve Athens, Executive Director, Autism Society of Oregon

A 21-st-century, up-close-and-personal look at the complexities of being a single parent raising an autistic child. --Kelly Howell, author of Deep Insight

About the Author

Tanya Savko is the author of the Web site TeenAutism.com. She lives in southern Oregon with her two sons, one of whom has autism. Slip is her first novel.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Kova Publishing; First edition (March 30, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0981786804
  • ISBN-13: 978-0981786803
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,583,582 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Why did Tanya Savko write her new book, "Slip," published by Kova Publishing?

Savko was frustrated with a lot of the misconceptions that surround autism, especially the statistic that 85% of all marriages where there is a child with autism involved end in divorce. She wanted to show that it really is a far more complicated picture than that - that marriages that involve autism are subject to the same frailties and potential problems that any relationship would be. Autism is only one factor, she says. At the same time, she wanted to write a portrayal of what family life with autism was really like.

And Savko has succeeded. I found "Slip" to be an engaging portrayal of life with autism, as well as a compelling portrait of a failing marriage and subsequent new start in life. Andrew Pavel, already feeling unsatisfied with his life, is shocked when his wife Erica announces that she doesn't love him anymore. Around this same time, their son, Nathan, is diagnosed with autism. Everything is changing around Andrew, and he doesn't know what to do. Eventually, though, Adam learns that he can not only exist on his own, but thrive, and manages to stumble into a life he is actually happy about. This book will not only teach you a lot about autism, but inspire you as you watch Andrew try to recreate his life into something worth living.

I had the opportunity to interview Tanya Savko recently. You can read the interview here [...]

Highly recommended.
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Sometimes lives must be torn down in order to be rebuilt. Slip takes the reader through the growing pains often associated with marrying young, the isolation of growing apart, and the stress which accompanies parenting a child with special needs. In Slip, Savko depicts the slow and painful deterioration of a marriage but leaves room for hope and possibility.
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A great read, I enjoyed every page of it and learned something too. Being a parent is challenging enough, but parenting an autistic child requires so much more effort, love, and patience, and all without a clear roadmap of the future. I've come away with greater respect for parents of autistic children, realizing they're just as human and vulnerable as I am, but with so much more expectations placed on them.

The author paints a very realistic picture of the experiences, emotions, desires, and craziness of life with autism, without losing any of the wit and captivation of a well-written novel.
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As a mother of an adult child with Autism and a teenager with Asperger's, I have found Slip a most intriguing story that has depth, courage, and love. It is a beautiful gripping novel about identity, love, and human frailty. Autism is characterized by deficits in a range of social skills and behaviors. In many ways it is possible to think of autism as a social learning disability.

Slip follows the path of Nathan, a high-functioning autistic boy and his progression - and - then regression - and - then progress again. It is a poignant tale of raising an autistic child without knowing what direction is the correct one. I feel the author very accurately portrays the challenges in raising a child with these difficulties, and feelings that are foreign to most - and frankly just the strangeness of living with someone you deeply love who cannot connect socially. She creates a moving emotional journey exploring questions, such as; divorce, what it means to be human, how we discover who we really are, and what constitutes our sense of self as we relate to the world. This book deals with all the big issues and the ending, without being a spoiler, is quite emotional.

I highly recommend the book to anyone. While it revolves around Autism, it is a great story that anyone will find moving.
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