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The Resource Hidden Valley Road : [a Gab bag for book discussion groups], Robert Kolker, (kit)

Hidden Valley Road : [a Gab bag for book discussion groups], Robert Kolker, (kit)

Label
Hidden Valley Road : [a Gab bag for book discussion groups]
Title
Hidden Valley Road
Title remainder
[a Gab bag for book discussion groups]
Statement of responsibility
Robert Kolker
Title variation
Gab bags
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
Member of
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2021.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2020.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10878242
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kolker, Robert
Dewey number
616.89/80092
Index
index present
LC call number
RC514
LC item number
.K648 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Williamsburg Regional Library
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Galvin family
  • Schizophrenics
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophrenics
  • Mentally ill
  • Book clubs (Discussion groups)
  • Group reading
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
inside the mind of an American family
Label
Hidden Valley Road : [a Gab bag for book discussion groups], Robert Kolker, (kit)
Link
http://www.kitkeeper.com/show_kit_list.cfm?curOrg=wburg&curKID=47823
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from tag attached to tote bag
  • Assembled by the Adult Services staff of the Williamsburg Regional Library for use by book discussion groups
  • Copies published: Doubleday, 2020 (imprint may vary)
  • Each copy: xxi, 377 pages
Accompanying material
1 resource notebook
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
object
Carrier category code
  • nr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
three-dimensional form
Content type code
  • tdf
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
  • Book discussion group edition.
  • First edition.
Extent
12 regular print copies +
Isbn
9780385543767
Lccn
2019028466
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1108219318
  • (OCoLC)1108219318
Label
Hidden Valley Road : [a Gab bag for book discussion groups], Robert Kolker, (kit)
Link
http://www.kitkeeper.com/show_kit_list.cfm?curOrg=wburg&curKID=47823
Publication
Note
  • Title from tag attached to tote bag
  • Assembled by the Adult Services staff of the Williamsburg Regional Library for use by book discussion groups
  • Copies published: Doubleday, 2020 (imprint may vary)
  • Each copy: xxi, 377 pages
Accompanying material
1 resource notebook
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
object
Carrier category code
  • nr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
three-dimensional form
Content type code
  • tdf
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
  • Book discussion group edition.
  • First edition.
Extent
12 regular print copies +
Isbn
9780385543767
Lccn
2019028466
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1108219318
  • (OCoLC)1108219318

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