I discovered a fascinating book, “Hidden Valley Road” by Robert Kolker. It is one of Oprah’s Book Club picks, which are on Instagram. https://www.instagram.com/oprahsbookclub/?hl=en
Out of a family of 12, there were 6 siblings who had schizophrenia. They lived on Hidden Valley Road in Colorado. As was the case with my mother, the severe symptoms and psychotic breaks occurred in their twenties.
There are still many mysteries surrounding this horrible illness; however, this book has opened some necessary doors.
It reads like a novel. Robert Kolker has done a wonderful job telling some horrific stories. I only wish he could tell mine.
For some reason, I feel I have found gold.
3 thoughts on “Oprah’s Book Club”
It really is a fascinating read. And sad.
Now I’m curious! Thanks for the book rec.
I read Hidden Valley Road back in 2020 and highly recommend the book. I had (both deceased) an aunt on my mother’s side and a first cousin on my father’s side with schizophrenia. We only lived a couple of miles from the aunt growing up and so I got to witness some of her struggles. I can’t imagine growing up in the Hidden Valley Road family, or the sibling that ended up being an advocate for her brothers. It’s an absolutely amazing story.