Category Archives: The Away Place

“The Away Place”

On Tuesday, April 20th, 7:00pm, Mandolin Cafe, 3923 S. 12th St., Tacoma, proudly presents “The Away Place” author Ruth Tiger. The local author will be accompanied by an autistic syndrome young man, while sharing personal experiences and her book, as … Continue reading

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LEARNING ABOUT DEINSTITUTIONALIZATION – The Away Place by Ruth Tiger

LEARNING ABOUT DEINSTITUTIONALIZATION – The Away Place by Ruth Tiger I just wanted to give my perspective on deinstitutionalization. In the mid-80s, about a decade later than time The Away Place was describing, I volunteered in a homeless shelter in … Continue reading

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Mohsen’s Summary of The Away Place

“The Away Place”, set in the early 1970’s, involves two interwoven stories, the story of John Cobe, an adult with down syndrome, and his struggles to live a “normal” life as he emerges from a state institution, and story of … Continue reading

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February 2010 Selection: “The Away Place”

At our February 3, 2010 meeting we will discuss the following book suggested by Mohsen Mirghanbari: Ruth Tiger, The Away Place, Eloquent Books, 2009 Mohsen provides the following information about this selection: ————————————————————- The Away Place, by Ruth Tiger, is … Continue reading

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