In this novel of family and redemption, a mother struggles to save her
eighteen-year-old daughter from the devastating consequences of mental
illness by forcing her to deal with her bipolar disorder. New York Times
bestselling author Bebe Moore Campbell draws on her own powerful
emotions and African-American roots, showcasing her best writing yet.
suffers from bipolar disorder, making her paranoid, wild, and violent.
Watching her child turn into a bizarre stranger, Keri searches for
assistance through normal channels. She quickly learns that a
seventy-two hour hold is the only help you can get when an adult child
starts to spiral out of control. After three days, Trina can sign
herself out of any program.
Fed up with the bureaucracy of the
mental health community and determined to save her daughter by any means
necessary, Keri signs on for an illegal intervention. The Program is a
group of radicals who eschew the psychiatric system and model themselves
after the Underground Railroad. When Keri puts her daughter’s fate in
their hands, she begins a journey that has her calling on the spirit of
Harriet Tubman for courage. In the upheaval that follows, she is forced
to confront a past that refuses to stay buried, even as she battles to
secure a future for her child.
Bebe Moore Campbell’s moving
story is for anyone who has ever faced insurmountable obstacles and
prayed for a happy ending, only to discover she’d have to reach deep
within herself to fight for it. Download and start listening now!