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The Long Journey Home: A Memoir
by Margaret Robison

Publication Date: May 17, 2011

Praise for The Long Journey Home...
“After decades of feeling silenced, like so many women of the 1950s, Margaret Robison reclaims her own story. The Long Journey Home is a moving testament to the power of language in confronting the frightening, inchoate experience of madness. But it is also a wistful, richly textured evocation of rural Southern life amidst a cascade of characters both distressing and unforgettable. Robison’s fortitude, candor, and lack of rancor offer a refreshing alternative to many memoirs.”
—Gail A. Hornstein, author of Agnes’s Jacket: A Psychologist’s Search for the Meaning of Madness

“This is a haunting book, laced with desperation and urgency. The author’s sorely tested faith in the power of writing to heal the soul is an inspiration to any writer. And for memoirists such as myself, she raises the large question of who has the right to tell our stories. For fans of Augusten Burroughs’s Running With Scissors, the mother’s account of her life is an invitation to enter the labyrinthine world of Rashomon.”
—Kathleen Norris, author of Dakota: A Spiritual Geography and The Cloister Walk

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