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Hidden Valley Road : inside the mind of an American family  Cover Image Book Book

Hidden Valley Road : inside the mind of an American family

Kolker, Robert (author.).

Summary: "For a time, Don and Mimi Galvin seemed to be living a dream life of domestic harmony and upward mobility in Colorado. Their twelve children perfectly spanned the baby boom: the oldest was born in 1945, the youngest in 1965. But by the mid-1970s, six of the ten Galvin boys were diagnosed with schizophrenia. And inside the walls of a once happy home, a devastating story of psychological breakdowns, sudden acts of shocking violence, and hidden abuse played out. Written with clarity and compassion by bestselling and award-winning author Robert Kolker, Hidden Valley Road uncovers one family's unforgettable legacy of suffering, love, and hope. The heartrending story of the Galvins also contains an illuminating shadow history of the science of schizophrenia. What took place inside Don and Mimi Galvin's home on Hidden Valley Road was so astonishing that their family became one of the first to be studied by the National Institute of Mental Health. And, unbeknownst to them, the Galvins would become science's great hope, informing decades of research in the quest to understand, and perhaps even someday cure, this mysterious disease for future generations"--Back cover

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  • ISBN: 9780525562641
  • ISBN: 0525562648
  • Physical Description: print
    xxi, 377 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First Anchor Books edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, 2021.

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"Originally published in hardcover in the United States by Doubleday, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, New York in 2020"--Title page verso
"Oprah's Book Club 2020"--Front cover
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index
Formatted Contents Note: The Galvin Family -- Part one -- Part two -- Part three.
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

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