October Mourning

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Kendall's story is a piece of a mosaic as intricate as St. Fillan's stained glass windows. Dr. Macauley MacLaren, hopeful that the new methods of Freud would cure his mother's madness, founded the hospital, named for the patron saint of the insane, in 1898. The looming Victorian holds secrets, set in its shadows a century ago. Exploitation and experimentation, as old as the lobotomy and as new as managed care, add color to the completed mosaic. This particular painted lady is an eerie place, where things go bump ...

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Overview

Kendall's story is a piece of a mosaic as intricate as St. Fillan's stained glass windows. Dr. Macauley MacLaren, hopeful that the new methods of Freud would cure his mother's madness, founded the hospital, named for the patron saint of the insane, in 1898. The looming Victorian holds secrets, set in its shadows a century ago. Exploitation and experimentation, as old as the lobotomy and as new as managed care, add color to the completed mosaic. This particular painted lady is an eerie place, where things go bump in the night and staff and patients alike have an unfortunate propensity for a premature demise.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780595210220
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/28/2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 302
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 9.04 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2002

    October Mourning

    Twisted minds mixed together with a dollop of humor and a pinch of reality. Patients and staff at this hospital create a disturbing picture of where does sanity begin or end? Poems which allow you entrance into the mind of a reality challenged individual, who's blue eyes draw you from the pages of the novel.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2002

    October Mourning

    Colorful character development, once you find out who everyone is it's hard to put it down. Easy read, concise thoughts in short chapters. Many surprises, at times eerie and in others laugh out loud, always exciting. Original poems are extremely descriptive of the character's state of mind. You'll never guess the ending. Can't wait for the next one!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2002

    Mystery with a Twist

    This mystery is a bit unususual, but once I got into it, the book was a real page-turner. The poems, written by one of the heroine's psychiatric patients, were unsettling at first-I guess they were meant to be-but as the story progressed, and you got to know this character, it was fascinating to see how they reflected his state of mind. Many psychological and plot twists and turns. Lots of humor sprinkled in, which I like. And a hum-dinger of an ending, which isn't really the ending, when you see the epilogue.Looking forward to the next book.

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