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Hidden Valley Road : inside the mind of an American family

Author: Robert Kolker
Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, 2021. ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First Anchor Books editionView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Named Person: Galvin family.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Kolker
ISBN: 9780525562641 0525562648
OCLC Number: 1227916841
Notes: "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
Description: xxi, 377 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Robert Kolker.

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"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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