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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 shockingviolence, 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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Ardsley Public Library 616.898 K (Text)
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31000151254425
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Briarcliff Manor Public Library 616.89 KOLKER (Text)
New Nonfiction
31036150931407
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Bronxville Public Library 616.898 K (Text)
New Nonfiction
31004151749533
Checked out
01/20/2021
Chappaqua Library 616.89 KOLKER (Text)
New Nonfiction
31005153587813
Checked out
01/06/2021
Chappaqua Library 616.89 KOLKER (Text)
New Nonfiction
31005153587821
Checked out
01/09/2021
Chappaqua Library 616.89 KOLKER (Text)
New Nonfiction
31005600050696
On holds shelf
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Croton Free Library 616.898 K (Text)
New Nonfiction
31006151783529
Checked out
01/26/2021
Eastchester Public Library 616.898 K (Text)
New Nonfiction
31008152470924
Checked out
01/05/2021
Greenburgh Public Library 616.898 K (Text)
New Nonfiction
31009154741072
Checked out
01/29/2021
Harrison Public Library Bio Galvin (Text)
New Biography
31010300218148
Checked out
01/04/2021
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