Books about disability

Odd Girl Out: An Autistic Woman in a Neurotypical World, by Laura James

Laura James always knew that she was different. From childhood, she struggled to fit in and to cope with the world around her. A world which seemed too harsh, loud and bright, but which everyone else seemed to live in quite happily. Not until she is forty does she find out that she is in fact autistic. But as Laura struggles to come to terms with her diagnosis, she must also navigate her work and family lives and try to find a way to be herself. Read More »

The Keeper of Lost Things, by Ruth Hogan

The Keeper of Lost Things is Anthony Peardew, an elderly gentleman who has collected and catalogued lost things for the past forty years. It all started when he lost a keepsake given to him by his fiancée, who passed away shortly after. In the hopes of someday being able to return something lost to someone who misses the item as much as he does, he constantly picks up even the most commonplace of objects and keeps diligent records. Read More »