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Hidden Valley Road

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Hidden Valley Road - Robert Kolker Summary

OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The heartrending story of a midcentury American family with twelve children, six of them diagnosed with schizophrenia, that became science's great hope in the quest to understand the disease. 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 another, 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 Institute 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 amid 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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SUMMARY AND ANALYSIS OF: Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family By Robert KolkerThis is not intended to replace the original book, but to serve as a companion to it and provide you with an excellent reading experience. The "Summary and Analysis" collection by Book Tigers Publishing is the perfect way to take advantage of some of the best-selling books available, whilst saving time.Each summary and Analysis contains carefully selected the most important information that will help you understand the basic ideas and expand your knowledge quickly. ABOUT THE BOOK: Mental illnesses, like schizophrenia, are not as taboo as they once were, but the topic is still not one openly discussed. Hidden Valley Road provides a look into mental illness based on interviews of a unique family of 12 children, half of which were diagnosed with schizophrenia. The Galvin family was an anomaly that allowed the study of schizophrenia and mental illness to be greatly advanced in their time. This book offers the harsh reality of how mental illness once and is sometimes still treated, dehumanizing the victims of such issues. Whether the reader can relate to the mother who both loved and made huge mistakes with her children, those who had mental illness, or those who were lost because they did not have a mental illness, this book is a must read. Includes: Book Summary Overview Chapter by Chapter Analysis Background Information about the book Background information about the author Trivia questions, Discussion questions And much more Why you must read, the Book Tigers Summary and Analysis books: Provides you accurate, precise and insightful information with the best quality Summary and Analysis books. Team of professional native-English writers and editors committed to provides you the best reading experience. Includes Bonus material to keep your mind at the top! DISCLAIMER: This is an UNOFFICIAL summary and analysis and not the original book.It designed to record all the key points of the original book.It helps you get an overview before or after reading the original book.

Prends ma main

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Kit est une jeune chercheuse en physique, ambitieuse, intelligente, en passe d’obtenir le poste de ses rêves auprès de son mentor et idole. Mais une nouvelle recrue vient troubler ses plans et son passé revient la hanter lorsqu’elle découvre que sa rivale n’est autre que Diane, sa meilleure amie du lycée, perdue de vue depuis plus de dix ans. Dix ans durant lesquels Kit s’est efforcée d’oublier Diane et le lourd secret qu’elles partagent. Rapidement, la compétition devient un jeu dangereux qui menace de les détruire... Un roman psychologique hypnotisant sur la capacité d’un secret à souder une amitié pour toujours. Ou la détruire à jamais. Traduit de l’anglais (États-Unis) par Jean Esch

Vilaines filles

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Addy et Beth sont fortes, dures à cuire, inséparables et invincibles. Membres de l’équipe de pom-pom girls du lycée, « parce qu’il faut bien quelque chose pour occuper le vide de l’adolescence ». Elles sont parfaites : leurs jambes galbées, leur ventre plat, leurs queues-de-cheval de la même longueur, leur maquillage irréprochable. Une nouvelle coach arrive au lycée et les choses commencent à changer. Grande, belle, intimidante, elle est parfaite elle aussi et place beaucoup d’espoir dans l’équipe. Toujours élégante, autoritaire, la coach mène la danse et les filles tombent vite sous sa coupe. Elles sont prêtes à tout pour obtenir ses faveurs : devenir sans cesse plus rapides, plus fortes, plus résistantes et plus minces, quitte à se faire vomir. Leur monde insipide et sans profondeur se resserre. Mais un jour, la coach franchit la ligne de trop... Un roman ravageur sur l’adolescence, la fatuité des jeunes filles, la séduction, la jalousie et l’obsession, les rivalités amères et la manipulation. Ce n’est plus « regarde comme je suis parfaite » mais « regarde ce dont je suis capable ». Traduit de l’anglais par Jean Esch

The Explorer's Guide to Death Valley National Park, Second Edition

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The Explorer's Guide to Death Valley National Park, Second Edition - T. Scott Bryan,Betty Tucker-Bryan Summary

Originally published in 1995, soon after Death Valley National Park became the fifty-third park in the U.S. park system, The Explorer’s Guide to Death Valley National Park was the first complete guidebook available for this spectacular area.Now in its second edition, this is still the only book that includes all aspects of the park. Much more than just a guidebook, it covers the park’s cultural history, botany and zoology, hiking and biking opportunities, and more. Information is provided for all of Death Valley’s visitors, from first-time travelers just learning about the area to those who are returning for in-depth explorations.Rewritten, reorganized, and revised, the book includes updated point-to-point logs for every road within and around the park, as well as new maps more accurate than those in any other publication. With extensive input from National Park Service resource management, law enforcement, and interpretive personnel, as well as a thorough bibliography for suggested reading, The Explorer’s Guide to Death Valley National Park, Second Edition is the most up-to-date, accurate, and comprehensive guide available for this national treasure.

Waterfalls of Virginia and West Virginia

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Waterfalls of Virginia and West Virginia - Kevin Adams Summary

Their grandeur takes our breath away. Their gentle sound compliments periods of mediation. Regardless of their size, waterfalls create in the observer a feeling of serenity, a sense of restrained power. To discover a falls is sublime, and now Waterfalls of Virginia and West Virginia is available to guide willing adventurers to locate easy as well as challenging waterfalls in the Old Dominion and Mountain States. This complete and comprehensive guide offers clear directions to over 200 waterfalls open to the public. In addition to a brief description of each falls, at-a-glance information including height, type, size of watershed, and difficulty of access help readers choose which waterfall to visit and when. Directions on photography, including how to set up the best shot--from time of day, angle, direction to location--makes this book indispensable to professional and amateur photographers. From Shenandoah National Park to New River Gorge National River, from the Monongahela National Forest to the George Washington and Jefferson National Forest, this book has a waterfall to fit any readers mood or sense of adventure. Waterfalls of Virginia and West Virginia is the only guidebook to the waterfalls of these two states.

Sula

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Au cœur de l’Amérique profonde, deux petites filles noires s’inventent une autre vie, plus riche, plus drôle, plus libre surtout que la dure réalité qui les entoure. Ainsi lient-elles une amitié qu’elles veulent définitive. L’âge venant, Sula, la rebelle, part rouler sa bosse dans les grandes villes alors que Nel, la sage, accomplit sa vocation de mère et d’épouse. Quarante ans après, elles font leurs comptes, s’opposent et incarnent chacune à leur manière la farouche énergie de la femme noire face aux hommes si vulnérables. De sa voix exceptionnelle, Toni Morrison recrée l’expérience de la communauté noire avec une grâce et une authenticité inoubliables.

Un garçon sur le pas de la porte

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Un garçon sur le pas de la porte - Anne Tyler Summary

Micah Mortimer, la petite quarantaine routinière, coule des jours heureux dans un quartier tranquille de Baltimore. En voiture, au travail ou avec sa petite amie, il ne dévie jamais de sa route toute tracée – jusqu’au jour où il trouve Brink Adams qui l’attend sur le pas de sa porte. Car l’adolescent fugueur en est sûr, Micah est son père biologique... Pour l’homme qui aimait ses habitudes, cette seconde chance sonne comme une malédiction. Prix Pulitzer, finaliste du Booker Prize, Anne Tyler est une figure majeure des lettres américaines, dont le style irrésistible et piquant fait encore une fois des merveilles, ici.

Je suis un "allergène"

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Je suis un "allergène" - Antonych, Summary

Le récit d'un homme qui provoque des réactions allergiques autour de lui. De notre petite enfance au Cameroun jusqu'à notre arrivée à Paris, nous avons connu, Martin et moi, de multiples existences. Si nos jeunes années ont été marquées par l'indigence matérielle, nous avons aussi reçu beaucoup d'amour, beaucoup d'affection et de belles amitiés généreuses qui nous ont aidés à construire les bases d'une vie solide. Malheureusement pour moi, au moment où je commençais enfin à voir l'horizon s'éclairer, j'ai été atteint d'une maladie surréaliste appelée PATM acronyme de People Allergic to Me. Je suis un "allergène" pour les personnes autour de moi, les faisant tousser et éternuer constamment en ma présence. Cette situation, difficile à vivre socialement s'accompagne également d'une dégradation de mon état général. L'attitude des médecins renvoyant systématiquement vers des problèmes psychologiques m'a conduit à effectuer des recherches en autodidacte... Découvrez ce témoignage étonnant ! EXTRAIT À huit ans, je réussis à passer en cours élémentaire deuxième année. Nous sommes allés à l’enterrement du beau-père de mon oncle (le petit frère de ma mère), à vingtaine de kilomètres de Fokoué, avec des bouteilles de bière sur la tête. À notre retour, une voisine vint demander du pétrole. Il fallait donc quelqu’un pour aller la servir dans notre boutique au marché. Ce jour-là, j’ai refusé d’y aller : j’étais couché dans la chambre car je ne me sentais pas bien. Ma grand-mère ne l’accepta pas et je fus obligé de me rendre au marché qui se trouvait à un kilomètre afin de servir le pétrole. De retour à la maison, j’ai commencé à développer une maladie très grave : je n’arrivais plus à uriner. Au bout d’un mois, j’avais accumulé dans le corps toute l’eau que j’avais bue. Ma grand-mère s’inquiétait de plus en plus. Ma grande sœur qui vivait avec maman me rendait souvent visite et elle pleurait. Je n’y comprenais rien. Ma grand-mère fit alors venir « Mh’oEvet », un grand marabout qui habitait dans un petit village des montagnes, à trente kilomètres de chez nous. Il m’examina, utilisa une lame de rasoir pour me percer la peau sept fois sur chaque pied, et y déposa un mélange d’herbes et d’écorces préalablement écrasées. Puis il me demanda de sortir et resta avec ma grand-mère. Curieux, je suis allé écouter à la fenêtre : il confia à ma grand-mère que les ancêtres lui avaient fait comprendre que je ne survivrais pas... J’ai réalisé ce qui m’arrivait et je suis allé pleurer dans un petit champ qui entourait notre maison. Là, je me suis dit : « Je ne mourrai pas ! » Quand je revins à la maison, le marabout était parti. Grand-mère me montrait de plus en plus son affection. Elle ne se doutait pas que j’avais tout entendu. Les jours passaient et je continuais à enfler. Comme je n’arrivais plus à rentrer dans mes vêtements, ma grand-mère me passa ses culottes.

Les faire taire

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Les faire taire - Ronan Farrow Summary

En 2017, une simple enquête pour la chaîne de télévision NBC mène Ronan Farrow à une histoire dont on n’ose parler qu’à voix basse : un des producteurs les plus puissants de Hollywood serait un prédateur sexuel, protégé car il règne par la terreur et l’argent. Ainsi démarre l’affaire Harvey Weinstein. Alors que Ronan Farrow se rapproche de la vérité, des hommes de l’ombre issus de prestigieux cabinets d’avocats et de cellules d’espions montent une campagne d’intimidation, menacent sa carrière, le traquent sans relâche et instrumentalisent son passé familial. Au même moment, il est confronté au sein de sa chaîne à un degré de résistance incroyable, mais il a enclenché le mouvement : partout dans le monde des femmes se lèvent pour témoigner. Les faire taire c’est la voix de ces femmes qui ont tout risqué pour dire la vérité. Impressionnant travail d’investigation se lisant comme un thriller, Les faire taire nous invite dans les coulisses d’une enquête qui secoue notre époque.

Superstreet Benefits and Capacity

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Superstreet Benefits and Capacity - N.A Summary

This research evaluated operational, safety, and perceived effects of superstreets, called restricted crossing U-turn intersections by FHWA, and developed a useful level of service (LOS) estimation program which could be used on North Carolina's urban and rural arterial roadway system. The operational analysis involved calibrating and validating VISSIM models of three existing signalized superstreets in North Carolina: two isolated intersections, and one five-intersection superstreet corridor. Results from the three models were compared to results from models of equivalent conventional intersections at various volume levels using travel time as the main measure of effectiveness.

Bruma and the Enchanted Forest

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Bruma and the Enchanted Forest - Martin Barajas Summary

The day was cold. Although the sun was out, dark clouds appeared in the distance over the San Gabriel Valley. A soft wind blew. Rain was expected later in the day. All put together, it was a beautiful day. But in the city of South El Monte, there was a group of friends that were turning this beautiful day into a living nightmare in their lives, a nightmare from which they would not awake. Having just robbed the city bank on the east side of town, Rebecca and her four buddies, Steve, Ricardo, Mark and Mike, fled scared for the mountains. The youngest of the five, Mike, had been wounded in the robbery. Police sirens sounded all around. In a desperate measure to hide away from the law, they ascended the mountains and drove off the main road, into the wild forest. There, they would come to a valley hidden deep in the mountains, a valley hidden to the world, where some of their most horrific nightmares were about to come true. What happens in this place will blow their minds away, literately. This was a place where their darkest side would manifest in them, and their true friendship would be put to the test. This was a place where they would be given the chance to turn around and make things right in their lives. However, not even the monsters and demons in this forest would deter them from their dark purpose. They were willing to lose it all, even their lives, for the love of money. This was a place of magic and wonder, a place of horrors and witches. This was the place where they would meet Bruma. This was the enchanted forest.

Myrna Loy

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Myrna Loy - Emily W. Leider Summary

A biography of the actress from her early dance training, to being typecast as Hollywood's "exotic," to her success in her most famous role, Nora Charles.

Hidden Valley, Hidden Mind

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Hidden Valley, Hidden Mind - Eleanor Mannikka Summary

In the latter half of the 1950s a series of unusual events that started with a UFO encounter, continued with a near-death experience, and ended with unusual transformations of consciousness started me on a journey to Tibetan Buddhism. Several decades passed before I began to suspect that the Tibetan legend of Shambhala might tie these disparate events together. This book is the result.

Geologic and Natural History Tours in the Reno Area

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Geologic and Natural History Tours in the Reno Area - Joseph V. Tingley Summary

Download or read Geologic and Natural History Tours in the Reno Area book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc).

Adaptation - Part 3

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Adaptation - Part 3 deals with the aftermath of the Director's ambush at Pima County. The failure at Tucson by the hands of the Directors has the Vigils paralyzed and Master Theodore enraged. His ire is directed squarely at Agents Ottavio and Cassandra and they are exiled from the sanctuary of the Vigils. Sister Hanifé and Master Penelope are not about to let them walk off on their own. His services are still required as Ryan, experiencing the arduous task of becoming a Director, discovers his destiny and his true relation to Father Abraham and Isaac. Marcus, however, has other plans for him. Both must discover where they belong in this world, whether they decide their own path, let invisible forces choose for them, or leave it up to fate.

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