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Life, Animated
Life, Animated
by Ron Suskind

This is the real-life story of Owen Suskind, an autistic boy who couldn't speak for years, Owen memorized dozens of Disney movies, turned them into a language to express love and loss, kinship, brotherhood.

In a Different Key
In a Different Key
by John Donvan

Nearly seventy-five years ago, Donald Triplett of Forest, Mississippi, became the first child diagnosed with autism. Here is the story of this often misunderstood condition, and of the civil rights battles waged by the families of those who have it.

Thinking in Pictures
Thinking in Pictures
by Temple Grandin

Celebrated for her unique empathy with animals, the animal scientist describes how she and other victims of autism perceive the world, and relates the ways in which she has been able to adapt and have a successful career.

Look Me in the Eye
Look Me in the Eye
by John Elder Robison

The author describes life growing up different in an odd family, his unusual talents, his struggle to live a "normal" life, his diagnosis at the age of forty with Asperger's syndrome, and changes that have occurred since that diagnosis.

The Reason I Jump
The Reason I Jump
by Naoki Higashida

A journey into the mind of a thirteen-year-old Japanese boy with severe autism shares firsthand insights into a variety of experiences associated with the disorder, from behavioral traits and misconceptions to perceptions about the world.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
by Mark Haddon

Despite his overwhelming fear of interacting with people, Christopher, a mathematically-gifted, autistic fifteen-year-old boy, decides to investigate the murder of a neighbor's dog and uncovers secret information about his mother.

Murder on the Orient Express
Murder on the Orient Express
by Agatha Christie

It was supposed to be the perfect crime. But an avalanche stops the Orient Express in its tracks just before a passenger is found murdered in his berth, foiling the perpetrator's getaway, and trapping 13 potential suspects—each with an airtight alibi.

Hygge Knits: Nordic and Fair Isle Sweaters, Scarves, Hats, and More to Keep You Cozy
Hygge Knits: Nordic and Fair Isle Sweaters, Scarves, Hats, and More to Keep You Cozy
by Nicki Trench

With full color charts for all patterns, and a techniques section to explain essential Fair-Isle knitting skills, you will have everything you need to know.

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Nothing Much Happens: Cozy and Calming Stories to Soothe Your Mind and Help You Sleep
Nothing Much Happens: Cozy and Calming Stories to Soothe Your Mind and Help You Sleep
by Kathryn Nicolai

Busy minds need a place to rest. Whether you're struggling to sleep or just anxious as you move through the day, Nicolai offers a healthy way to ease the mind: through timeless bedtime stories.

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Topics of Conversation
Topics of Conversation
by Miranda Popkey

A long, lonely winter’s night is best spent in the literary company of fascinating women — Popkey's novel is one long string on conversations between women about their innermost lives. We call this intellectual coziness.