Keri Whitmore wishes that her daughter's bipolar disorder would merely lift, leaving Trini as the bright and beautiful young girl she once was. But Trini's malady is escalating, not receding, endangering her college prospects and terrorizing those around her. Desperate and confused, her loving mother searches frantically for a quick solution for these deeply ingrained problems. Her growing insights into the bonds of mental illness lend a credible edge to this emotional novel.
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'While this feels at times like a mission-driven book, it draws on
all of Moore Campbell's nuance and style.' - PW Starred Review.
'There is a lot going on here, but Campbell deftly weaves the threads of Keri's life to form a rich and compelling tapestry that illustrates the tension between a woman's love for her child and her own need to have a fulfilling life.' - Library Journal
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Bebe Moore Campbell was a bestselling author and a journalist. Her nonfiction
work appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Los Angeles
Times, Ms., Essence, Black Enterprise, Ebony, Working Mother, USA Weekend,
and Adweek, among other publications. She was a regular contributor to
National Public Radio.
Campbell was born and grew up in Philadelphia and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh, where she earned a bachelor of science degree in elementary education. She taught elementary and middle school for five years. She lived in Los Angeles with her husband, Ellis Gordon, Jr., her daughter, the actress Maia Campbell, and a son, Ellis Gordon III.
She died at home in Los Angeles, of brain cancer, on November 27, 2006. She had been diagnosed in February 2006. ...
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