9 Highland Road

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Pantheon Books, 1994 - Psychology - 451 pages
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An unprecedented and riveting account of the life and lives of a group home for the mentally ill--the residents who live there, their families, and the counselors, social workers, and psychologists with whom they work. The author charts the fortunes and misfortunes, progress and setbacks of these patients over a three-year period.

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Most people are not familiar with the idea of group homes for the mentally ill. Winerip, a correspondent for the New York Times, corrects the situation in this absorbing account of a group home in ... Read full review


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Michael Winerip is the author of Adam Canfield of the Slash and a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the New York Times. He says, a oeAfter I finished writing the first Adam Canfield novel, I thought, Well, thata (TM)s that. But then Adam, Jennifer, and Phoebe were still staring at me, and I could see immediately that they were not done with their work. They were hungry to report more news stories, anxious to right more wrongs, desperate to tell the truth as they saw it, dying to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. I knew that they needed to get busy doing what they do best, putting out the Slash, the worlda (TM)s greatest middle-school newspaper. And so you have it, a sequel.a Michael Winerip lives in Lido Beach, New York, with his wife and four children.

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