My Sister's Keeper

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Now a Hallmark Hall of Fame TV-movie starring Kathy Bates, Elizabeth Perkins, and Lynn Redgrave.
When Margaret Moorman's older sister, Sally, was first hospitalized with schizophrenia in 1959, her family denied the truth to neighbors, friends-and even themselves. Not until thirty years later, when their mother's death made her Sally's sole caretaker, did Margaret face the truth. In this poignant memoir, she tells the brave story of her struggle to come to grips with the legacy ...

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Overview

Now a Hallmark Hall of Fame TV-movie starring Kathy Bates, Elizabeth Perkins, and Lynn Redgrave.
When Margaret Moorman's older sister, Sally, was first hospitalized with schizophrenia in 1959, her family denied the truth to neighbors, friends-and even themselves. Not until thirty years later, when their mother's death made her Sally's sole caretaker, did Margaret face the truth. In this poignant memoir, she tells the brave story of her struggle to come to grips with the legacy of her sister's devastating disease, its effect on her own life and on her entire family. Candid, moving, and ultimately healing, My Sister's Keeper is a heartwarming story about two sisters and their love for one another. "As gripping as a well-crafted thriller, but much more moving."—Washington Post "Moorman tells her family's story with courage, honesty, and generosity."—Kirkus Reviews "A brave, poignant memoir of a difficult coming-of-age... a lifeline to siblings of the mentally ill."—Publishers Weekly

Margaret Moorman tells the story of her struggle to deal with the legacy of her older sister's devastating schizophrenia. Candid, moving, and ultimately healing, My Sister's Keeper offers hope to anyone whose life is touched by mental illness.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393324044
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/1/2002
  • Pages: 322
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Margaret Moorman is the author of Waiting to Forget. She lives in New York City.

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Table of Contents

I My Private Iceberg 17
II The Fugitive 33
III My Name Is Peggy 121
IV Sickness 211
V Healing 277
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