Kiss Me Over the Garden Gate

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When her attorney husband disappears soon after their move to Los Angeles only to resurface in the emergency room in a sky-high manic state, Clare Stone must confront the cold reality that the man she married 15 years ago has become a stranger. Slowly, she pieces together the signs of Richard's bipolar disorder she has ignored over the years: his frequent agitation and irritability, his equally frequent bouts of excessive exuberance and bursts of egocentric passion. But with her safe, predictable world ...
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Overview

When her attorney husband disappears soon after their move to Los Angeles only to resurface in the emergency room in a sky-high manic state, Clare Stone must confront the cold reality that the man she married 15 years ago has become a stranger. Slowly, she pieces together the signs of Richard's bipolar disorder she has ignored over the years: his frequent agitation and irritability, his equally frequent bouts of excessive exuberance and bursts of egocentric passion. But with her safe, predictable world irreversibly shaken, Clare finds it increasingly difficult to resist the flirtations of the attractive gardener she and Richard hired to spruce up their yard. From the buzz of L.A. to a deadly confrontation, Kiss Me Over the Garden Gate follows the Stone family through the heights and depths of manic-depressive illness as they sort out what is real and what is an illusion.
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Publishers Weekly
10/14/2013
Clare Stone has been happily married to Richard for years. They have a wonderful home, and he is a powerful and charismatic attorney mid-1990s Los Angeles. When Richard disappears, Clare is terrified. Whe he reappears, in an emergency room, he is clearly manic. Together they learn that he suffers from bipolar disorder, which runs in his family and caused his mother to commit suicide. Slowly, they rebuild their life together and restore their trust in each other. Popik presents bipolar disorder without condescension or exploitation. While readers may find the appearance of an antagonistic ex-husband of a client of Richard's distracting from the central story, they will forgive it for the intimacy of the rest of the tale.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780985839505
  • Publisher: Aucoot Press LLC
  • Publication date: 5/15/2013
  • Pages: 198
  • Sales rank: 427,790
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.45 (d)

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