Books by Andrew Solomon

Released: July 25, 2017

"Virtually every teenager struggles with difference and identity; at its best, this book will help its readers understand and embrace intersectionality. (notes, further reading) (Nonfiction. 14-18)"
How do parents react when a child is far different from themselves—and how do those children cope with difference? Read full book review >
FAR AND AWAY by Andrew Solomon
Released: April 19, 2016

"Agile, informative, even revelatory pieces that, together, show us both the great variety of humanity and the interior of a gifted writer's heart."
A veteran journalist and travel writer collects pieces dating back to the late 1980s. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"An informative and moving book that raises profound issues regarding the nature of love, the value of human life and the future of humanity."
National Book Award-winning journalist Solomon (The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression, 2001, etc.) uses issues raised by disability to examine the nature of parenthood, the definition of disability and the ability to control reproduction to create designer children. Read full book review >
Released: June 12, 2001

"So good, so vitally important, but so . . . depressing."
A reader's guide to depression, hopelessly bleak yet heartbreakingly real. Read full book review >
A STONE BOAT by Andrew Solomon
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"An elegant and moving examination of a difficult subject."
Love and death make dramatic entrances in this elegiac first novel by nonfiction writer Solomon (The Ivory Tower: Soviet Artists in a Time of Glasnost, 1991) about a young concert pianist who plays for time while his mother is dying of cancer. Read full book review >
Released: June 14, 1991

"Timely and enjoyable: a rich collage of personality and adventure."
An appealing if rather breathless account of double discoveries: that of London-based American journalist Solomon, who goes to Gorbachev's Moscow and finds a world of vicious deprivation and impenetrable strangeness; and that of the artists he meets along the way, whose long struggle against isolation and obscurity is rewarded with a sudden fame that brings its own disorientation. Read full book review >