Annie's Ghosts by Steve Luxenberg
A Journey Into a Family Secret

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Newly selected Great Michigan Read 2013-14 and a Michigan Notable Book for 2010

One of the Washington Post Book World's "Best Books of 2009," Memoir

Beth Luxenberg was an only child. Or so everyone thought. Six months after Beth's death, her secret emerged. It had a name: Annie.
 

About Steve Luxenberg

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Steve Luxenberg has been a senior editor with the Washington Post for 20 years. He lives in Baltimore, Md. This is his first book.
 
Published June 23, 2009 by Hachette Books. 428 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Parenting & Relationships, Health, Fitness & Dieting, History, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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Although the understanding and treatment of mental illness is quite different from what it was in Annie’s early years, sadly enough, Luxenberg wonders all through Annie’s Ghosts why it was so shameful to admit her plight.

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Steve Luxenberg was a grown man, with a family of his own, when.

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The Washington Post

The first secret that Luxenberg uncovered -- the one that would propel him to dig far beyond Annie's unhappy life to the "ghosts" of the title -- was that she'd been sent away not, as his mother told her social worker, when she was 2 and Beth 4, but after suffering a psychotic break when Annie wa...

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