Brilliant by Roddy Doyle

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Addition:Netgalley review e-book Genre: Young adult Published: 2014 Rating: 3 out of 5 Synopsis: When Uncle Ben’s Dublin business fails, it’s clear to Gloria and Raymond that something is wrong. He just isn’t his usual cheerful self. So when the children overhear their granny saying that the Black Dog has settled on Ben’s back and he won’t be OK until […]

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

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Synopsis: The Bell Jar tells the story of a gifted young woman’s mental breakdown beginning during a summer internship as a junior editor at a magazine in New York City in the early 1950s. The real Plath committed suicide in 1963 and left behind this scathingly sad, honest and perfectly-written book, which remains one of […]

Through the Dark Woods by Joanna Swinney

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Synopsis from Amazon: This book is based on the author’s own experience of wrestling with depression, and her story carries the book along. Using this structure, she discusses the stigma associated with depression. She talks of the importance of correct diagnosis, and the challenges of day to day survival. She takes an honest look at […]

When the Darkness Will Not Lift – John Piper

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When the Darkness Will Not Lift by John Piper is a Christian book for those suffering with depression, or people aiding those who are suffering. It was an Amazon recommendation when I purchased another Christian book on depression. Here is the Amazon synopsis: John Piper offers insight into depression and spiritual darkness, and the Christian […]