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I Never Promised You A Rose Garden - Joanne Greenberg
I Never Promised You A Rose Garden
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The classic novel about a young woman’s struggle against madness, now a Holt Paperback, with a new afterword by the authorHailed by The New York Times as "convincing and emotionally gripping" upon its publication in 1964, Joanne Greenberg’s semiautobiographical novel stands as a timeless and... show more
The classic novel about a young woman’s struggle against madness, now a Holt Paperback, with a new afterword by the authorHailed by The New York Times as "convincing and emotionally gripping" upon its publication in 1964, Joanne Greenberg’s semiautobiographical novel stands as a timeless and unforgettable portrayal of mental illness. Enveloped in the dark inner kingdom of her schizophrenia, sixteen-year-old Deborah is haunted by private tormentors that isolate her from the outside world. With the reluctant and fearful consent of her parents, she enters a mental hospital where she will spend the next three years battling to regain her sanity with the help of a gifted psychiatrist. As Deborah struggles toward the possibility of the "normal" life she and her family hope for, the reader is inexorably drawn into her private suffering and deep determination to confront her demons. A modern classic, I Never Promised You a Rose Garden remains every bit as poignant, gripping, and relevant today as when it was first published.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780805089264 (0805089268)
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
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Just a book blog
Just a book blog rated it
2.0 I Never Promised You A Rose Garden
A semi-autobiographical book about a sixteen year old schizophrenic girl who lives in her dark imaginary world. Her parents take her to a mental hospital where she stays for three years.
Lee's Library
Lee's Library rated it
5.0 I Never Promised you a Rose Garden
This was a powerful and painful reading experience and not something I would have naturally gravitated to on my own. I chose to read this upon the recommendation of my friend Lisa and I'm very glad I did. I have no idea what the author's history is but she did a marvelous job at getting inside the...
Jenny's Book Bag
Jenny's Book Bag rated it
4.0 I Never Promised You a Rose Garden
I highly recommend this book.
Jenny's Book Bag
Jenny's Book Bag rated it
4.0 I Never Promised You a Rose Garden
I highly recommend this book.
Jules
Jules rated it
This is one of the first books I can remember being utterly fascinated with. I haven't read it in years but I will never forget its impact, all those years ago. It's extremely well done, brutal and raw, beautiful and scary.The Kathleen Quinlan movie doesn't do too bad a job with it, either.
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