My Mother's Keeper by Tara E. Holley
A Daughter's Memoir Of Growing Up In The Shadow Of Schizophrenia

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The daughter of a woman diagnosed with schizophrenia recounts a childhood with a mentally ill mother, her efforts to rescue her mother from the streets, and her own drive to come to terms with the legacy of mental illness.

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Holley, a classically trained singer and ethnomusicoligist, is deputy director of Texas Folklife Resources. A longtime journalist who is currently politics editor for the Houston Chronicle, Joe Holley has been an award-winning editorial page editor and columnist for newspapers in San Diego and San Antonio, editor of the Texas Observer, frequent contributor to Texas Monthly, and staff writer for the Washington Post. His book My Mother's Keeper: A Daughter's Journey Through the Shadow of Schizophrenia won the Texas Institute Letters Award for best book of nonfiction.
Published January 1, 1997 by William Morrow. 369 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Parenting & Relationships, Professional & Technical, Self Help. Non-fiction

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The utterly absorbing story of a woman's struggle to care for her mentally ill mother, tracing the ravages of mental illness on both the sufferer and her family.

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Tara Holley's mother, Dawn Elgin, was singing with dance bands in Houston and New Orleans when she was 14 and 15, although no one knew she was that young, and by her early 20s had begun to make a name for herself in Hollywood.

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