Hidden Valley Road

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Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family
400 pages; Doubleday
Oprah's new book club selection, Hidden Valley Road by best-selling author Robert Kolker, tells the heartrending story of a mid-century American family with 12 children, six of them diagnosed with schizophrenia, that became science's great hope in the quest to understand—and even cure—the disease. "This is a riveting true story of an American family that reads like a medical detective journey," said Oprah Winfrey of her 84th pick, and her fourth in partnership with Apple. "It reveals the shame, denial, shock, confusion and misunderstanding of mental illness at a time when no one was really sure what schizophrenia was or how to treat it," she said.