Through the Darkness

Through the Darkness

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Through the Darkness is the story of the authora€™s childhood on a rural North Dakota farm, shadowed by her fathera€™s suffering from mental illness. The book follows the author as she leaves the farm for school, and then marries and moves to urban California. There were happy and stressful years in California as the author and her husband raise a family of four children. Over time, they are faced with the growing realization that their eldest son is having more than normal difficulties. His diagnosis of schizophrenia shattered the family, and the book goes on to chronicle the ensuing years of grief and eventual coming to terms with the loss of the son to mental illness. The book is a testimony to the resilience of the human spirit. A a€œmust reada€ for anyone with mental illness in the family.One year we helped her build an incubator where she succeeded in hatcha€” ing one duck. We took turns filling the jar with warm water to make an incubator for the pet. In the absence of a mother duck, the duckling adopted us for parents.

Title:Through the Darkness
Author:Eleanor L. Futscher
Publisher:iUniverse - 2000-08-01


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