A Family Madness

A Family Madness
Author: Thomas Keneally
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2013-09-26
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781444783209

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Inspired by a true incident, this powerful and disturbing novel focuses on Rudi Kabbel, a survivor of Nazi-occupied Belorussia, and Terry Delaney, a young Australian rugby player who falls in love with Kabbel's daughter. With the optimism and innocence of those unscathed by war, Delaney gropes to understand Kabbel's outlook on life and all too slowly grasps its implications.

Madness in the Family

Madness in the Family
Author: William Saroyan
Publsiher: New Directions Publishing
Total Pages: 162
Release: 1988
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0811211290

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"What a delight to find seventeen of Saroyan's uncollected stories within one cover!....charming tales, all blessed with Saroyan's pixieish imagination and magical writing style....Even today they read as though they have been freshly minted from the Saroyan treasure house. A discovery for those who love Saroyan's fiction; his spark is still wonderfully alive." --Library Journal

Sanity Madness and the Family

Sanity  Madness and the Family
Author: R. D. Laing,A. Esterson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 0
Release: 1982
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: OCLC:900363000

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Madness in the Family

Madness in the Family
Author: C. Coleborne
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2009-11-18
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780230248649

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Madness in the Family explores how colonial families coped with insanity through a trans-colonial study of the relationships between families and public colonial hospitals for the insane in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and New Zealand between 1860 and 1914.

Patient H M

Patient H M
Author: Luke Dittrich
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2016-08-09
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780679643807

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“Oliver Sacks meets Stephen King”* in this propulsive, haunting journey into the life of the most studied human research subject of all time, the amnesic known as Patient H.M. For readers of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks comes a story that has much to teach us about our relentless pursuit of knowledge. Winner of the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award • Los Angeles Times Book Prize Winner NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • New York Post • NPR • The Economist • New York • Wired • Kirkus Reviews • BookPage In 1953, a twenty-seven-year-old factory worker named Henry Molaison—who suffered from severe epilepsy—received a radical new version of the then-common lobotomy, targeting the most mysterious structures in the brain. The operation failed to eliminate Henry’s seizures, but it did have an unintended effect: Henry was left profoundly amnesic, unable to create long-term memories. Over the next sixty years, Patient H.M., as Henry was known, became the most studied individual in the history of neuroscience, a human guinea pig who would teach us much of what we know about memory today. Patient H.M. is, at times, a deeply personal journey. Dittrich’s grandfather was the brilliant, morally complex surgeon who operated on Molaison—and thousands of other patients. The author’s investigation into the dark roots of modern memory science ultimately forces him to confront unsettling secrets in his own family history, and to reveal the tragedy that fueled his grandfather’s relentless experimentation—experimentation that would revolutionize our understanding of ourselves. Dittrich uses the case of Patient H.M. as a starting point for a kaleidoscopic journey, one that moves from the first recorded brain surgeries in ancient Egypt to the cutting-edge laboratories of MIT. He takes readers inside the old asylums and operating theaters where psychosurgeons, as they called themselves, conducted their human experiments, and behind the scenes of a bitter custody battle over the ownership of the most important brain in the world. Patient H.M. combines the best of biography, memoir, and science journalism to create a haunting, endlessly fascinating story, one that reveals the wondrous and devastating things that can happen when hubris, ambition, and human imperfection collide. “An exciting, artful blend of family and medical history.”—The New York Times *Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

A Family Madness

A Family Madness
Author: Thomas Keneally
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 398
Release: 2016-08-23
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781504038058

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A disturbing love story about two families and the madness that threatens to consume them . . . Terry Delaney, a professional rugby player, leads a comfortable life with a genial wife and the occasional freelance job until he meets Danielle Kabbel. Obsessed and in love, Terry drops everything to pursue her. But it’s her father Rudi Kabbel, an Eastern European immigrant with apocalyptic visions, and his madness that threatens to destroy Terry’s sense of self and to separate the lovers. Ultimately, Terry must contend with the family’s skeletons, stemming all the way back to the Nazi-occupation of Belorussia. Inspired by a true event, Keneally brilliantly bridges the corrupt politics of Eastern Europe with the naïve innocence of Australian suburban life.

Colonial Madness

Colonial Madness
Author: Jo Whittemore
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015-02-10
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9781481405102

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Formerly titled Colonial Madness, a mother-daughter duo take part in a bizarre family challenge in hopes of winning a fortune in this “light, fun read” (Booklist) that’s Gilmore Girls meets The Westing Game! Tori Porter is best friends with her mom, and most of the time it’s awesome. Not many girls have a mom who’d take them to a graveyard for hide-and-seek or fill the bathtub with ice cream for the world’s biggest sundae. But as much as Tori loves having fun, she sometimes wishes her mom would act a little more her age. Like now. Thanks to her mom’s poor financial planning, they are in danger of losing their business and their home. But an unusual opportunity arises in the form of a bizarre contest run by an eccentric relative: Whoever can survive two weeks in the Archibald Family’s colonial manor will inherit the property. The catch? Contestants have to live as in colonial times: no modern conveniences, no outside help, and daily tests of their abilities to survive challenges of the time period. Tori thinks it’s the perfect answer to their debt problems, but she and her mom aren’t the only ones interested. The other family members seem to be much more prepared for the two weeks on the manor—and it doesn’t help that Mom doesn’t seem to be taking the contest seriously. Do they stand a chance?

Magic or Madness

Magic or Madness
Author: Justine Larbalestier
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2006-03-16
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9781101525593

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More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA