Sunday, January 26

Opera drawn from autobiography explores experience of schizophrenia

Elyn Saks felt suffocated, trapped in a room filled with doctors. She lay restrained with leather bounds, her hands and feet tied, she said. It was her first year at Yale Law School; she was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, a psychosis defined by paranoid delusions, hallucinations, dysfunctional ways of thinking and agitated body movements, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Read more...


Book Review: ‘The Raven King’

In the small magical town of Henrietta, Virginia, a girl named Blue Sargent befriends four boys: a rebel, a prince, a shadow and a ghost. The four boys were known as the Raven Boys from the nearby private academy Blue swore to never step foot on, but throughout the course of Maggie Stiefvater’s “The Raven Cycle” series, Blue falls in love with them. Read more...



Book Review: ‘Riders’

Through a tale of love, friendship and self-realization, Veronica Rossi ventures into the world of urban fantasy with “Riders.” It is the first book of her newest series, and follows the story of 18-year-old Gideon Blake as he is confined by the U.S. Read more...






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