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A guide by Natasha (Seattle)

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This is a list of mainly books (and one or two movies) that focus on families. Many of them address family struggles, like sickness (alzheimer's, autism), abuse, addiction or loss. Although the books often deal with difficult subject matter they usually uplifting and inspiring. I hope you find them as useful as I have found them.

For the Love of Aimee: A Memoir
Lift
My Sister's Keeper: A Novel (Wsp Readers Club)
Surviving Normal
The Last of His Mind: A Year in the Shadow of Alzheimer's
The Glass Castle: A Memoir
The Lost Boy: A Foster Child's Search for the Love of a Family
Running with Scissors: A Memoir
A Wolf at the Table: A Memoir of My Father
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
The Middle Place
Making Toast
The Gift of an Ordinary Day: A Mother's Memoir
Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family
We Bought a Zoo: The Amazing True Story of a Young Family, a Broken Down Zoo, and the 200 Wild Animals That Change Their Lives Forever
Love in the Driest Season: A Family Memoir
A Private Family Matter: A Memoir
Rex: A Mother, Her Autistic Child, and the Music that Transformed Their Lives
My Sister's Keeper
A Thorn in My Pocket: Temple Grandin's Mother Tells the Family Story
All I Can Handle: I'm No Mother Teresa: A Life Raising Three Daughters with Autism
Ordinary People
Not My Boy!: A Father, A Son, and One Family's Journey with Autism
A Child's Journey Out of Autism: One Family's Story of Living in Hope and Finding a Cure
Let Me Hear Your Voice: A Family's Triumph over Autism

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8.  Running with Scissors: A Memoir  by Augusten Burroughs
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14.  Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family  by Condoleezza Rice
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16.  Love in the Driest Season: A Family Memoir  by Neely Tucker
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25.  Let Me Hear Your Voice: A Family's Triumph over Autism  by Catherine Maurice
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Customer Discussions about products in this guide
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Running with Scissors 4 May 15, 2014
Glass Castles by J Walls 0 Dec 31, 2013
Welcome to the My Sister's Keeper forum 26 Mar 11, 2012
Running W Scissors and the Sunset Strip Diaries- More like this? 0 Aug 21, 2011
Why did they change the ending?(Spolirs) 0 May 4, 2011
Would this be a good read for a pre-teen? 1 Apr 8, 2011
Such accurate details! 4 Feb 20, 2010
Why such poor language? 1 Sep 8, 2009
Welcome to the Running with Scissors forum 6 Aug 17, 2009
Couldn't put this book down! 11 Jul 23, 2009
stunning new book from Burroughs: no punches were pulled 20 Mar 2, 2009
Music transformed Rex. His music transforms us! 0 Nov 23, 2008
 
   

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