17 Books to Pick Up This Winter
Doubting daughters, enterprising émigrés, lost lovers.
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A Kind of Mirraculas Paradise: A True Story About Schizophrenia
In a searing new memoir, a niece tries to make sense of her uncle's mental illness. An excerpt: "It started out bad, like before, being injected with drugs, being thrown into seclusion a couple of times. HELL, one night they even handcuffed him to the bed. He yanked and jerked but couldn't break free. All he could move was his head. He could see that the guy in the bed next to him was shackled, too. Some orderlies came in and shot the guy full of something and an hour later, Bob watched the rise and fall of the guy's chest stop altogether. In the morning, the orderlies came in and put a sheet over the corpse. As they wheeled it away, Bob could hear them laughing."