Leaving the Hall Light On by Madeline Sharples

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

4.3 stars, 248 ratings on Amazon. The memoir charts the near-destruction of one middle-class family whose son committed suicide after a seven-year struggle with bipolar disorder. Madeline Sharples goes deep into her own grief to describe her anger, frustration and guilt. She describes many attempts - some successful, some not - to have her son committed to hospital and to keep him on his medication. The book also charts 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 From $0.99 SHOP NOW / 


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