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Songs of Three Islands: A Memoir: A Personal Tale of Motherhood and Mental Illness in an Iconic American Family
Songs of three islands is a stunning memoir about the astounding Carnegie family's struggle with mental illness combined with a beautifully evoked meditation on motherhood and madness. In describing five generations of mental instability in the female line of her family Millicent Monks attempts to bring mental illness out of the shadows and comfort those who are suffering ...more
Paperback, 264 pages
Published October 8th 2013 by Prospecta Press
(first published October 1st 2013)
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WOW. An excellent book. Often when I am reading a book, I'm taken out of the prose to consider how many stars I will end up giving the book (simply because I review so many books). Certain things make me pause like typographical errors, grammatical errors, repetitive information, and circular rather than linear story telling. When these specific things in SONGS OF THREE ISLANDS made me pause, I actually fought against the urge to give the book less stars ... I couldn't possibly have given this b ...more