Love in the Asylum

Love in the Asylum

by Lisa Carey
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Love in the Asylum by Lisa Carey

From an author whose work has been called 'haunted and joyous and heartbreaking all at once' (Washington Post Book World) comes an unforgettable novel of two lost souls who find love and salvation against all odds.

Can love save those who believe they are beyond redemption? In and out of a swank north–eastern rehab centre more than a dozen times in ten years, Alba Elliot, a 25–year–old children's book writer and manic–depressive, believes she is a hopeless case. But an unlikely relationship with Oscar, a 30–year–old drug addict whose 'recreation' has cost him everything, and a century–old story hidden in the institution's library bring about changes that Alba could never have imagined.

Brought together by fate, influenced by forces as beautiful and powerful as they are unforeseen, Alba and Oscar will slowly rise from the ashes of despair and self–destruction and, in the midst of righting an old wrong, begin to heal their battered spirits. A beautifully crafted, heartfelt tale of tragedy and triumph, Lisa Carey's moving third novel is a testament to the surprising resilience of the human heart.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780066212883
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/13/2004
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.01(d)

About the Author

Lisa Carey is the author of The Mermaids Singing, In the Country of the Young, and Love in the Asylum. She lived in Ireland for five years and now resides in Portland, Maine, with her husband and their son.

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The book itself was good, and followed the title, but the main charcther keeps going back and reading letters of a past painent, and the past painent is so much like the main charcther it gets a little confusing. You think the letters have to do with something about the main charcther(s) life, but you never know...Also, it was hard to read because when people speak there are no quotes so you have to read allot to understand. Even though all this sounds horrid, the book is great.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book has everything; love, insanity, drug problems, history, men's point of view, women's third person, letters, attempted suicide, adoption, secrets, running away and bending/breaking the rules. in a wonderfully written 4-section book, it consists of Oscar's point of view, Alba's story, Mary's letters from 45 years ago, and the patients documents. raw emotion, reality, and lovely storyline keeps you glued to the pages.