Record Details

Catalog Search

Hidden Valley Road : inside the mind of an American family / Robert Kolker.

Kolker, Robert, author. 

Available copies

  • 8 of 9 copies available at Consortium of Ohio Libraries.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Blanchester Library. (Show)

Current holds

0 current holds with 9 total copies.

Show Only Available Copies
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Blanchester Library 616.898 KOL (Text) 39018002316435 Nonfiction Available -
Arcanum Library 616.898 KOL 7/20 (Text) 34530001443767 Nonfiction Available -
Community Library (Sunbury) 616.898 Kol (Text) 30210313109901 New Books Checked out 07/28/2022
Wilmington Main Library 616.898 Kolker (Text) 34300001188154 Adult Fiction Available -
Wilmington Main Library 616.898 Kolker (Text) 34300001188212 Adult Fiction Available -
Wilmington Main Library 616.898 Kolker (Text) 34300001188279 Adult Fiction Available -
Wilmington Main Library 616.898 Kolker (Text) 34300001188766 Adult Fiction Available -
Wilmington Main Library 616.898 Kolker (Text) 34300001188824 Adult Fiction Available -
Wilmington Main Library 926.168 Kolker (Text) 34300001026073 Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780385543767
  • ISBN: 038554376X
  • ISBN: 9780525562641
  • Physical Description: 377 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [2020]
  • Note: Oprah's book club 2020 --Paperback front cover.
  • Note: The New York Times Book Review, 10 best books of 2020 --Paperback front cover.
  • Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject: Galvin family.
Schizophrenics > United States > Biography.
Schizophrenia > Genetic aspects.
Schizophrenia > Treatment > United States > History.
Schizophrenics > Family relationships > United States.
Mentally ill > Care > United States > History.
Genre: Biographies.
Summary: Don and Mimi Galvin seemed to be living the American dream. After World War II, Don's work with the Air Force brought them to Colorado, where their twelve children perfectly spanned the baby boom: the oldest born in 1945, the youngest in 1965. In those years, there was an established script for a family like the Galvins--aspiration, hard work, upward mobility, domestic harmony--and they worked hard to play their parts. But behind the scenes was a different story: psychological breakdown, sudden shocking violence, hidden abuse. By the mid-1970s, six of the ten Galvin boys, one after the other, were diagnosed as schizophrenic. How could all this happen to one family? What took place inside the house on Hidden Valley Road was so extraordinary that the Galvins became one of the first families to be studied by the National Institutes of Mental Health. Their story offers a shadow history of the science of schizophrenia, from the era of institutionalization, lobotomy, and the schizophrenogenic mother, to the search for genetic markers for the disease, always amidst profound disagreements about the nature of the illness itself. And unbeknownst to the Galvins, samples of their DNA informed decades of genetic research that continues today, offering paths to treatment, prediction, and even eradication of the disease for future generations. With clarity and compassion, bestselling and award-winning author Robert Kolker uncovers one family's unforgettable legacy of suffering, love and hope.--
Provided by publisher.

Additional Resources