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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…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…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

3.97 avg rating — 12,432 ratings — published 2015 — 11 editions
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The Promise Between Us

4.13 avg rating — 1,408 ratings — published 2018 — 4 editions
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The Unfinished Garden

3.75 avg rating — 953 ratings — published 2012 — 12 editions
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Echoes of Family

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The In-Between Hour

4.09 avg rating — 645 ratings — published 2013 — 8 editions
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It’s odd how quickly one adapts to the strange new world of a psychiatric unit. You become increasingly comfortable with madness—and not just the madness of others, but your own. We’re all crazy, I believe, just in different ways.
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“If you’re too busy worrying about what might be, you forget to enjoy what you have.”
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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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“Failure was always an option, because the knowledge that you couldn’t win every time gave you the courage to try.”
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“Winston Churchill: "Keep buggering on.”
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“What was silent in the father speaks in the son, and often I found in the son the unveiled secret of the father.”
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“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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