Lea M. Hill The Society of Sylphs

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The Society of Sylphs

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The Society of Sylphs is a delightful novel about autism, family, love, and mystery. This captivating and moving story narrates the complex bond and beautiful friendship that develops between Luranna, and invisible being from the mystical realm of sylphs and Eddie, a bright, 12-year old, nonverbal boy with autism, as they synergistically solve a crime and bring closure to a human tragedy.

A well-written, hard-to-put-down, tug-at-your-heart book, to be read, shared and discussed by parents and children alike.

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About the Author:

Lea M. Hill is an autism advocate and faculty member at North Shore Community College in Massachusetts. She is involved with Project Access: Bridge to the Future, a preparatory program for students with intellectual disabilities.

Lea has an M.B.A. from Northeastern University and has worked and volunteered in the autism community for several years.

She has created and developed programs for parents and professionals, such as The Autism Spirit: Pathways to Connection through the Heart and Building Bridges with Nonverbal People. She lives on the north shore of the Boston Metropolitan Area.

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In her debut novel, Hill, an instructor at North Shore Community College in Massachusetts, does a fine job of describing Eddie's rapt obsessions and how others often fail to understand the autistic child's point of view. In one scene, for example, Eddie, disengaged from a raucous Easter-egg hunt, gazes at a bit of candy wrapping and studies "the light and dark creases in the silver foil. The depth of the shadows, the reflected light at little peaks. It made him think of weather." - Kirkus reviews

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