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Katherine

Boise, ID, USA | Member Since 2008

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  • 251 titles in library
  • 22 purchased in 2014
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  • The Center Cannot Hold

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Elyn R. Saks
    • Narrated By Alma Cuervo
    Overall
    (258)
    Performance
    (115)
    Story
    (122)

    Professor of psychiatry Elyn R. Saks writes about her struggle with schizophrenia in this unflinching account of her mental illness. In The Center Cannot Hold, Saks draws readers into a nightmare world of medications, a misguided health-care system, and social stigmas. But she would not be defeated. With a strength and force of will that most can only imagine, Saks reclaimed her life and went on to achieve great success.

    glamazon says: "Schizophrenia Inside Out"
    "The Center Cannot Hold"
    Overall

    As a mental health professional, I really appreciate the authors depth of knowledge and ability to communicate insights beyond the research and clinical references.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • A Thousand Splendid Suns

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Khaled Hosseini
    • Narrated By Atossa Leoni
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5214)
    Performance
    (1437)
    Story
    (1440)

    Born a generation apart and with very different ideas about love and family, Mariam and Laila are two women brought jarringly together by war, by loss, and by fate. As they endure the ever escalating dangers around them, in their home as well as in the streets of Kabul, they come to form a bond that makes them both sisters and mother-daughter to each other, and that will ultimately alter the course not just of their own lives but of the next generation.

    David says: "Somber but gripping"
    "A Thousand Splendid Suns"
    Overall

    Awesome portrayal of a forbidden culture.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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