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Author Sexton, Linda Gray, 1953-

Title Half in love : surviving the legacy of suicide, a memoir / Linda Gray Sexton.

Publication Info. Berkeley, CA : Counterpoint, [2011]


Location Call No. Status
 Rocky Hill, Cora J. Belden Library - Adult Department  B SEXTON    Check Shelf
 South Windsor Public Library - Biographies  B SEXTON    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Biographies  B SEXTON LINDA S    Check Shelf
Description xiii, 320 pages ; 24 cm
Contents A terrible act -- Voices -- My mother's legacies -- Up and down -- Freefall -- Stories about the nut house -- Marriage and motherhood -- California -- In the lunatic factory -- The door -- Never be a suicide -- A cool distance -- Pretty red stripes -- Round two -- The door, part 2 -- In the land of the bed -- Contours and excavations -- A new voice -- Gifts of love -- Sailing free -- The women of my life -- Lucky loves -- Hope.
Summary Reveals how, as the daughter of the poet Anne Sexton, the author comes to deal with her mother's life and suicide, and with the support of her family, therapy, and medication, is able to control her biploar disorder and her own suicidal tendencies.
Subject Sexton, Linda Gray, 1953-
Sexton, Anne, 1928-1974 -- Family.
Sexton, Linda Gray, 1953- -- Mental health.
Depressed persons -- United States -- Biography.
Children of suicide victims -- United States -- Biography.
Sexton, Anne, 1928-1974 -- Influence.
Suicide -- Psychological aspects -- Case studies.
Suicide victims -- Family relationships -- United States -- Case studies.
Poets, American -- Family relationships.
Mothers and daughters -- United States -- Case studies.
ISBN 9781582437187
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