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Hidden Valley Road : inside the mind of an American family / Robert Kolker.

Kolker, Robert, (author.).
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  • 19 of 37 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

17 current holds with 37 total copies.

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Adams PL Sys. - Decatur Branch 616.89 KOL HID (Text) 34207002313998 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Akron Carnegie PL - Akron 616.89 KOL (Text) 75253000061395 Adult NEW Non-fiction Available -
Brownstown PL - Brownstown 616.89 K81 (Text) 79361000117472 Adult Nonfiction - Health & Fitness Available -
Clinton PL - Clinton 616.89 KOL (Text) 36806002109385 NEW ITEMS Available -
Culver-Union Twp PL - Culver 616.8980092 KOLKER (Text) 34304000968516 Adult - Nonfiction Checked out 07/17/2020
Danville-Center Twp PL - Danville 616.89 Kol (Text) 32604000206859 DCTPLD AD New Non-Fiction Available -
Eckhart PL - Main 616.898 KOL (Text) 840191002736373 New Items - Main Level Checked out 07/20/2020
Fayette Co PL - Connersville 616.89 KOL (Text) 39230032036202 Adult New Books Available -
Flora-Monroe Twp PL - Flora 616.89 KOL (Text) 50825010782117 Non-Fiction Checked out 07/21/2020
Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library 616.89 KOL (Text) 33187004657991 Nonfiction Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780385543767
  • ISBN: 038554376X
  • Physical Description: xxi, 377 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [2020]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Oprah's Book Club 2020"--Book jacket.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [343]-360) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue -- The Galvin Family -- Part One -- Part Two -- Part Three.
Summary, etc.:
"Don and Mimi Galvin seemed to be living the American dream. After World War II, Don's work with the Air Force brought them to Colorado, where their twelve children perfectly spanned the baby boom: the oldest born in 1945, the youngest in 1965. In those years, there was an established script for a family like the Galvins--aspiration, hard work, upward mobility, domestic harmony--and they worked hard to play their parts. But behind the scenes was a different story: psychological breakdown, sudden shocking violence, hidden abuse. By the mid-1970s, six of the ten Galvin boys, one after the other, were diagnosed as schizophrenic. How could all this happen to one family? What took place inside the house on Hidden Valley Road was so extraordinary that the Galvins became one of the first families to be studied by the National Institutes of Mental Health. Their story offers a shadow history of the science of schizophrenia, from the era of institutionalization, lobotomy, and the schizophrenogenic mother, to the search for genetic markers for the disease, always amidst profound disagreements about the nature of the illness itself. And unbeknownst to the Galvins, samples of their DNA informed decades of genetic research that continues today, offering paths to treatment, prediction, and even eradication of the disease for future generations. With clarity and compassion, bestselling and award-winning author Robert Kolker uncovers one family's unforgettable legacy of suffering, love and hope"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Galvin family.
Schizophrenics > United States > Biography.
Schizophrenia > Genetic aspects.
Schizophrenia > Treatment > United States > History.
Schizophrenics > Family relationships > United States.
Mentally ill > Care > United States > History.
Genre: Biographies.

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