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The lives they left behind : suitcases from a state hospital attic

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  • 362.21 P4138 (CEN)

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Publication Information

New York : Bellevue Literary Press, 2009, c2008.

Physical Description

205 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.


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  • Who went to Willard and why did they go there?
  • How I would have furnished my room (if not for the voices)
  • In permanent limbo: she kept asking for dispensation (until her doctor turned into the devil incarnate)
  • Children died and she knit her life away
  • Like a fly in a spider web
  • How people were treated at Willard
  • A photographic talent: rising above the fray
  • A frequent visitor to the White House
  • My blood temper...resigned
  • An Italian princess and a French intellectual: two ways of fighting for freedom.

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