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My lovely wife in the psych ward : a memoir

Lukach, Mark, author.,
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"A heart-wrenching, yet hopeful, memoir of a young marriage that is redefined by mental illness and affirms the power of love. Mark and Giulia's life together began as a storybook romance. The fell in love at eighteen, married at twenty-four, and were living their dream life in San Francisco. When Giulia was twenty-seven, she suffered a terrifying and unexpected psychotic break that landed her in the psych ward for nearly a month. One day she was vibrant and well-adjusted; the next she was delusional and suicidal, convinced that she was the devil and that her loved ones were not safe. All she wanted was to die. Eventually, Giulia fully recovered, and the couple had a son. But, soon after Jonas was born, Giulia had another breakdown, and then a third a few years after that. Pushed to the edge of the abyss, everything the couple had once taken for granted was upended. A story of the fragility of the mind, and the tenacity of the human spirit, My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward is, above all, a love story that raises profound questions: How do we care for the people we love? What and who do we live for? Breathtaking in its candor, radiant with compassion, and written with dazzling lyricism, Lukach's is an intensely personal odyssey through the harrowing years of his wife's mental illness, anchored by an abiding devotion to family that will affirm readers' faith in the power of love"--

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Clifton Springs Library 362.21 Luk (Text)
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Honeoye Public Library 362.2 (Text)
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Lyons Public Library B LUKACH (Text)
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24510. ‡aMy lovely wife in the psych ward : ‡ba memoir / ‡cMark Lukach.
250 . ‡aFirst edition.
264 1. ‡aNew York, NY : ‡bHarper Wave, ‡c[2017]
300 . ‡apages cm.
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520 . ‡a"A heart-wrenching, yet hopeful, memoir of a young marriage that is redefined by mental illness and affirms the power of love. Mark and Giulia's life together began as a storybook romance. The fell in love at eighteen, married at twenty-four, and were living their dream life in San Francisco. When Giulia was twenty-seven, she suffered a terrifying and unexpected psychotic break that landed her in the psych ward for nearly a month. One day she was vibrant and well-adjusted; the next she was delusional and suicidal, convinced that she was the devil and that her loved ones were not safe. All she wanted was to die. Eventually, Giulia fully recovered, and the couple had a son. But, soon after Jonas was born, Giulia had another breakdown, and then a third a few years after that. Pushed to the edge of the abyss, everything the couple had once taken for granted was upended. A story of the fragility of the mind, and the tenacity of the human spirit, My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward is, above all, a love story that raises profound questions: How do we care for the people we love? What and who do we live for? Breathtaking in its candor, radiant with compassion, and written with dazzling lyricism, Lukach's is an intensely personal odyssey through the harrowing years of his wife's mental illness, anchored by an abiding devotion to family that will affirm readers' faith in the power of love"-- ‡cProvided by publisher.
60010. ‡aLukach, Mark.
60010. ‡aLukach, Giulia ‡xMental health.
650 0. ‡aPsychiatric hospital patients ‡vBiography.
650 0. ‡aMentally ill ‡xCommitment and detention.
650 0. ‡aHusband and wife ‡vBiography.
650 7. ‡aBIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs. ‡2bisacsh
650 7. ‡aMEDICAL / Mental Health. ‡2bisacsh
650 7. ‡aFAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Marriage. ‡2bisacsh
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77608. ‡iOnline version: ‡aLukach, Mark, author. ‡tMy lovely wife in the psych ward ‡bFirst edition. ‡dNew York, NY : Harper Wave, [2017] ‡z9780062422934 ‡w(DLC) 2016052977
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