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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (961 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bebe Moore Campbell Narrator: Petronia Pale Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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 best-selling author Bebe Moore Campbell draws on her own powerful emotions and African-American roots, showcasing her best writing yet.

Trina 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.  Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Toni | 2/17/2014

    " A wonderful piece of fiction that delves into the world of a manic depressive girl and how her mother tries to help her. Very real-like in content and scarey. This is a book that made me worry about people who are tied to this disorder and how it affects their lives and the lives of their loved ones. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Teresa | 2/15/2014

    " I almost didn't finish it. The start was a bit slow and repetitive but I'm glad I stuck with it. It was a real eye opener. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Leanne | 1/26/2014

    " Everyone knows someone struggling with mental illness, and this novel has an amazing lesson about how we can all survive it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Michelle | 1/24/2014

    " And astounding and enlightening read filled with emotion, from compassion and love, to hate and frustration. The exploration of a parent's journey to try to get help for her Bi-polar daughter. "

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