I Never Promised You a Rose Garden: A Novel (Mass Market)

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Enveloped in the dark inner kingdom of her schizophrenia, sixteen-year-old Deborah is haunted by private tormentors that isolate her from the outside world. With the reluctant and fearful consent of her parents, she enters a mental hospital where she will spend the next three years battling to regain her sanity with the help of a gifted psychiatrist. As Deborah struggles toward the possibility of the "normal" life she and her family hope for, the reader is inexorably drawn into her private suffering and deep determination to confront her demons. A modern classic, I Never Promised You a Rose Garden remains every bit as poignant, gripping, and relevant today as when it was first published.

About the Author

Joanne Greenberg is an internationally renowned, award-winning author of more than a dozen novels and collections of short stories, including I Never Promised You a Rose Garden. She lives with her husband in Colorado. They have two sons.

Praise For…

“Convincing and emotionally gripping.” —The New York Times

“A rare and wonderful insight into the dark kingdom of the mind.” —Chicago Tribune

Product Details
ISBN: 9780312943592
ISBN-10: 0312943598
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Publication Date: December 30th, 2008
Pages: 304
Language: English