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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: 8.7 x 5.5 x 0.8 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: #3,065,121 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.

More About the Author

Tanya Savko grew up in L.A. and Orange County and has twice had the bizarre experience of driving during an earthquake. Upon finishing high school she quickly moved to Ashland, Oregon, where she attended Southern Oregon University and obtained her B.A. in English.

Tanya's writing career began at the age of four with the announcement that she wanted to be a writer when she grew up. She wasted no time and self-published her first book a year later. At age twelve, the small-scale publication of her novella The Classroom Caper brought local acclaim. In high school and college, her poetry was published in yearbooks, newspapers, and an anthology. She also wrote an essay about earthquakes, which can be viewed at tanyasavko.com.

In 1997, her three-year-old son was diagnosed with autism. This influenced her to write an article to promote autism awareness, which was published by two regional parenting magazines. In 2008, she began her award-winning blog/website TeenAutism.com. Slip, published in 2010, is her first novel.

Tanya resides in southern Oregon with her two sons. She has not felt an earthquake since 1993. Yes, it was in Oregon. She was not driving that time.

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It is a beautiful gripping novel about identity, love, and human frailty.
JP Osterman
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.
Kate
It isn't a book to sit back and enjoy, though you will enjoy every minute of this story.
T. Webster

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kate on October 4, 2011
Format: Paperback
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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Cody Lesniak on April 24, 2010
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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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I highly recommend this novel because I learned so much about autism while reading it. It broadened my world while entertaining me. The book provides an eye-opening view of what it's like to parent an autistic child while also coping with all the other things a parent might have to deal with--an unraveling marriage, divorce, betrayal, issues with extended family, a low paying job that's not anywhere close to your dream job, financial woes. Tanya Savko has created believable characters who learn from their struggles, and she manages to impart wisdom while also shaping an engaging narrative that comes to a satisfying close.
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By Ilonka M. O'Neil on September 1, 2011
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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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