My Mother's Keeper: A Daughter's Memoir of Growing up in the Shadow of Schizophrenia

My Mother's Keeper: A Daughter's Memoir of Growing up in the Shadow of Schizophrenia

by Tara E. Holley, Joe Holley, T & J Holley
     
 

Separated from her mother at an early age, Tara Elgin Holley became her mother's legal guardian at age 16 and set about trying to rescue the blonde fairy princess she remembered from the shambling street person her mother had become. An inspiring story of one woman's struggle to struggle through the pain to reach a better understanding of her mother, herself and a

Overview

Separated from her mother at an early age, Tara Elgin Holley became her mother's legal guardian at age 16 and set about trying to rescue the blonde fairy princess she remembered from the shambling street person her mother had become. An inspiring story of one woman's struggle to struggle through the pain to reach a better understanding of her mother, herself and a devastating mental illness.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780380723027
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
07/01/1998
Pages:
367
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.86(d)

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I have been trying to understand for more than a decade. In the years that Tara and I have been married, I've learned a lot— and I'm still learning about this cruelest of diseases. I've learned that it's not just the terrifying loss of control or the social opprobrium born of ignorance that makes it so cruel. It's the fact that schizophrenia often strikes in late adolescence or early adult hood—as with Dawn—jus

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