Leaving the Hall Light On by Madeline Sharples

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

In honor of National Suicide Prevention Week (September 4 - 10 in the United States), we are featuring a memoir that charts the near-destruction of one middle-class family whose son committed suicide after a seven-year struggle with bipolar disorder. Madeline Sharples describes many attempts - some successful, some not - to have her son committed to hospital and to keep him on his medication. She also tells of her and her family's redemption, how she considered suicide herself, and ultimately, her decision to live and take care of herself as a woman, wife, mother and writer. "A moving read of tragedy, trying to prevent it, and coping with life after." -Midwest Book Review. 4.3 stars, 247 reviews. From $2.99 SHOP NOW / 

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