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Hidden Valley Road : inside the mind of an American family

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"Don and Mimi Galvin seemed to be living the American dream. After World War II, Don's work with the Air Force brought them to Colorado, where their twelve children perfectly spanned the baby boom: the oldest born in 1945, the youngest in 1965. In those years, there was an established script for a family like the Galvins--aspiration, hard work, upward mobility, domestic harmony--and they worked hard to play their parts. But behind the scenes was a different story: psychological breakdown, sudden shocking violence, hidden abuse. By the mid-1970s, six of the ten Galvin boys, one after the other, were diagnosed as schizophrenic. How could all this happen to one family? What took place inside the house on Hidden Valley Road was so extraordinary that the Galvins became one of the first families to be studied by the National Institutes of Mental Health. Their story offers a shadow history of the science of schizophrenia, from the era of institutionalization, lobotomy, and the schizophrenogenic mother, to the search for genetic markers for the disease, always amidst profound disagreements about the nature of the illness itself. And unbeknownst to the Galvins, samples of their DNA informed decades of genetic research that continues today, offering paths to treatment, prediction, and even eradication of the disease for future generations. With clarity and compassion, bestselling and award-winning author Robert Kolker uncovers one family's unforgettable legacy of suffering, love and hope"--

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Avon Free Library 616.898 KOL (Text)
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52113300520424
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Dansville Public Library 616.89 KOL (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
52117300540886
Checked out
06/01/2021
Geneva Public Library 616.89 KOL (Text)
Second Floor Nonfiction
52118301044571
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05/25/2021
Honeoye Public Library 616.89 (Text)
New Adult Nonfiction
52120300389619
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05/18/2021
Lima Public Library MCN 920 KOL (Text)
McNaughton
52139000872294
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05/27/2021
Macedon Public Library 616.89 KOL (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
52121300661304
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05/26/2021
Naples Library 920 KOL (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
52124300389124
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Newark Public Library 616.89 KOL (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
52125300892348
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05/25/2021
Ontario Public Library 616.89 KOL (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
52126300789427
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Palmyra Community Library 616.898 KOL (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
52127300425905
Checked out
05/20/2021
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