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In an age of shrinking state budgets and sophisticated antipsychotic medications, supervised group homes have become the backbone of America's beleaguered mental health system. This keenly gripping book takes readers inside one such home--situated at 9 Highland Road in Glen Cove, New York--and into the lives of its residents, their families and counselors.
— New Yorker
"As in the works of Robert Coles or James Agee, the devastating evidence ... comes from Winerip's total immersion in his subject.... He brings ... a dramatist's or novelist's acute sensibilities to the page."
— Boston Globe