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Summer of Glorious Madness

3.46  ·  Rating Details  ·  67 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
When Dr. Elizabeth Shreve's husband Will leaves after fifteen years of marriage, she is so devastated that she's unaware that their fourteen-year old daughter, Chloe, is dangerously in love.

But now, former patient Jack Bolton will challenge Elizabeth even more-- and in ways she never expected. Bipolar, Jack can woo plants into myth-inspiring gardens-but refuses medicatio
Paperback, 368 pages
Published July 6th 2004 by Berkley Trade (first published 2004)
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Dec 19, 2014 Vivian rated it did not like it
Another book that leaves me shaking my head and wondering what possessed the author to write it. I barely know where to start...this is the second book I've read this year where the main character is a psychiatrist who became a psychiatrist because her mother committed suicide because of mental illness. In both books, the character seemed mentally unstable. So how would they have been able to survive the rigors of medical school? How could the build a successful practice? And both got sucked int ...more
May 29, 2015 Niki rated it really liked it
Read this when i was in 7th grade so i didnt really understand but thinking back on it it was a good book
Dec 08, 2013 Kathy rated it it was amazing
Christy Yorke writes amazing novels. The Summer of Glorious Madness was totally unexpected, with deep, incredible characters I fell in love with! The author has an ability to understand and portray human emotions, of teenagers, of adult men and women, of the sane and not-so-sane, with clarity and compassion.
It is hard to describe this book: a psychiatrist is betrayed by her husband who abandons her and her teenage daughter and finds salvation in the obsessions of one of her patients? But it is
Jul 23, 2013 Mom2nine rated it really liked it

"How many artists and poets have we learned had mental health issues, many died young, some by their own hand. The question raised in this book is where is the line between drugs to allow a person to be part of a society and losing their sense of self. Story follows a family of two doctors, who always stay between the lines, but just for a few months ask themselves if their lines are too dark and bold.
Book is not serious, but a light-hearted look, capable of asking some tough questions
Sep 25, 2013 Cindy rated it did not like it
Ok, so I am going to have to disagree with the masses on this one, too! This book was so unbelievable it was pathetic! Psychiatrist becoming sexually involved with her patient, other patients in her group sessions becoming sexually involved with each other. I won't mention other disgusting aspects of this book, but there were more! I found myself smirking most of the way through this one! And then, to wrap the little story up all nice and tidy...give me a break!!!!!!
Carrie Turner
Sep 06, 2013 Carrie Turner rated it really liked it
It was really good. Made me think. And, I underlined interesting stuff, which I never do in books. It was also helpful to learn about bi-polarism and the fine line between crazy and sane. Maybe there is no line and we're all just who we are.
Sep 22, 2008 Aimee added it
worth the read. The landscape artist is a finely developed character.
Feb 14, 2011 Liss rated it really liked it
Thought it would move slow, by the second chapter I couldn't put it down.
Nov 13, 2010 Isolabella rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction
A compelling, engrossing novel. Could not put the book down.
Mar 09, 2008 Pam marked it as to-read
Shelves: fiction
03/08/08 rec via bookmooch
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Christy Yorke was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, where she went to college and married her high school sweetheart. After graduating magna cum laude from California State University, Northridge with a degree in Psychology, she and her husband moved to Idaho for the fresh air and opportunity to live and play in the wilderness. With two nearly grown children, Christy spends her time writ ...more
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