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Barbara Claypole White

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Bestselling author Barbara Claypole White writes hopeful family drama with a healthy dose of mental illness. Originally from England, she lives in the forests of North Carolina with her beloved of thirty years, the Prof. She is passionate about her family, her garden, and chipping away at the stereotypes and stigma of OCD--a chronic illness her husband and son both battle. They are her real life heroes.

Barbara's novels include: THE UNFINISHED GARDEN (2013 Golden Quill Best First Book); THE IN-BETWEEN HOUR (Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance Winter 2014 Okra Pick); THE PERFECT SON (Goodreads Choice Awards Nominee for Best Fiction 2015); ECHOES OF FAMILY (finalist for the Women's Fiction Writers Association 2017 Star Award); and THE PR
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Barbara Claypole White Melissa--you have no idea what your words mean to me. Writing has always been my therapy and my escape--gardening too. As the mother of a brilliant yo…moreMelissa--you have no idea what your words mean to me. Writing has always been my therapy and my escape--gardening too. As the mother of a brilliant young man who has battled OCD for most of his life, I'm constantly trying to find hope--what I call light through the trees. I am so grateful you took the time to reach out. Hugs.(less)
Barbara Claypole White First of all, thank you for reading my book baby. Yes, it's an interesting world for those of us in the trenches with mental illness. The fun never en…moreFirst of all, thank you for reading my book baby. Yes, it's an interesting world for those of us in the trenches with mental illness. The fun never ends, does it? I'm working on novel four, tentatively called MISSING IN MADNESS (in fact I just put in my daily word count!). This one isn't coming as fast as I'd like, but my heroine has bipolar 1, and even though I have a family member with manic depression, it's been a struggle to find the character's voice. She has a pretty severe case… In an ideal world, it would be out next July, but I'm a slow writer and I do a ton of research. Am working hard though--honest! Happy reading and stay in touch. If you're on Facebook, look me up. That's where I hang out. And good luck to your grandson. (less)
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The Perfect Son

3.98 avg rating — 13,076 ratings — published 2015 — 11 editions
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The Promise Between Us

4.09 avg rating — 1,857 ratings — published 2018 — 4 editions
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The Unfinished Garden

3.78 avg rating — 1,053 ratings — published 2012 — 14 editions
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Echoes of Family

4.07 avg rating — 1,000 ratings — published 2016 — 4 editions
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The In-Between Hour

4.06 avg rating — 686 ratings — published 2013 — 8 editions
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The Unfinished Garden

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I've read several books since finishing MOTHER MAY I, and I'm still thinking about the ending. No spoilers, but the twist is a timely, dark, haunting what-if? from several different perspectives.

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As a huge Bronte fan, and a Brit, I was intrigued to read this book by a local author (in North Carolina). I found it fascinating, because I learned many new details about the family's life. And I learned about real settings, situations, and people t ...more
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“If you’re too busy worrying about what might be, you forget to enjoy what you have.”
Barbara Claypole White, The Perfect Son

“You're never truly lost if someone cares enough to come find you. Lost is waiting to be found.”
Barbara Claypole White, Echoes of Family

“There is no reprieve when you have a broken mind; cease-fires are rare. Even on good days,
you know everything could change on a dime. Fear is your constant shadow”
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“Winston Churchill: "Keep buggering on.”
Barbara Claypole White

“What was silent in the father speaks in the son, and often I found in the son the unveiled secret of the father.”
Friedrich Nietzsche

“What-ifs multiplied like a combat-ready squad of Star Trek Tribbles: cute, furry, and armed with bazookas.”
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“You're never truly lost if someone cares enough to come find you. Lost is waiting to be found.”
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“There is no reprieve when you have a broken mind; cease-fires are rare. Even on good days,
you know everything could change on a dime. Fear is your constant shadow”
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50475 The Smart Chicks Book Club — 220 members — last activity Nov 13, 2016 11:18AM
A place for smart chicks to trade book recommendations.
762648 Readers Coffeehouse Book Club — 360 members — last activity May 12, 2019 05:49AM
Our motto is: Peace. Love. Books. A note from the founding authors: Laura Drake, Steena Holmes, Kimberly Belle, Cathy Lamb, Catherine Ryan Hyde, Barb ...more
25x33 Actual OCD: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder — 4 members — last activity May 26, 2011 07:36PM
A reading group for OCD sufferers and the ones who love them...recommend and discuss books about OCD, characters with OCD, or just discuss in general
128028 Read-along Seduction by M.J. Rose — 250 members — last activity Apr 06, 2014 09:50AM
A place to discuss Seduction a novel of suspense with me, the author, M.J. Rose. I will be dropping in a few times a week bringing my own insights abo ...more
164715 The Motivated Writer — 66 members — last activity Jun 04, 2017 07:22AM
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