Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Talent Tuesday - From Heartache to Hope

is a hardback coffee table-style book featuring stunning black-&-white photography 
and the moving stories of 18 families. The featured families range from rural residents 
to urban dwellers who are racially and socio-economically diverse. 
Their stories vary, yet encompass the range of the disorder’s spectrum, conveying the universal autism experience. 
Published in late 2009, the book benefitted The Autism Society of Middle Tennessee
A limited number of copies are available at www.fromheartachetohope.org and at
Parnassus Books in Nashville. The book is authored by Leisa A. Hammett in collaboration 
with Nashville photographer, Rebekah Pope. Leisa blogs at
She is working on her second book, which features essays about raising her daughter with autism, artist Grace Walker Goad, who is 18.  
(Leisa Hammett is a friend and mentor. You can read some of her book reviews on
this site or at the link above. -SM)

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