72 Hour Hold

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Dec 18, 2007 - Fiction - 336 pages
9 Reviews

The New York Times Bestseller 

Trina is eighteen and suffers from bi-polar disorder, making her paranoid, wild, and violent. Frightened by her own child, Keri searches for help, quickly learning that the mental health community can only offer her a seventy-two hour hold. After these three days Trina is off on her own again.

Fed up with the bureaucracy and determined to save her daughter by any means necessary, Keri signs on for an illegal intervention known as The Program, a group of radicals who eschew the psychiatric system and model themselves after the Underground Railroad. In the upheaval that follows, she is forced to confront a past that refuses to stay buried, even as she battles to secure a future for her child. 

"A tightly woven, well-written story about mothers and daughters, highs and lows, ex-husbands and boyfriends.... Universally touching."
San Francisco Chronicle 

 

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User Review  - Narshkite - LibraryThing

This book is a very thinly fictionalized account of dealing with a child who, in her late teen, is stricken with bi-polar disease. The late Bebe Moore Campbell's own daughter, Maia Campbell suffers ... Read full review

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User Review  - MaryWysong - LibraryThing

This is not a story about drug addiction. It is a story about bipolar disorder. The narrator is a single mother who must cope when her formerly bright and promising daughter starts showing signs of ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
23
Section 3
44
Section 4
61
Section 5
76
Section 6
83
Section 7
89
Section 8
101
Section 18
184
Section 19
192
Section 20
203
Section 21
210
Section 22
219
Section 23
230
Section 24
237
Section 25
245

Section 9
111
Section 10
120
Section 11
127
Section 12
144
Section 13
149
Section 14
155
Section 15
165
Section 16
173
Section 17
179
Section 26
257
Section 27
263
Section 28
271
Section 29
278
Section 30
288
Section 31
302
Section 32
311
Section 33
315
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About the author (2007)

Bebe Moore Campbell was the author of several New York Times bestsellers: Brothers and Sisters, Singing in the Comeback Choir, What You Owe Me, which was also a Los Angeles Times Best Book of 2001, and 72 Hour Hold. Her other works include the novel Your Blues Ain’t Like Mine, which was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and the winner of the NAACP Image Award for literature. Bebe Moore Campbell died in 2006.

www.bebemoorecampbell.com


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