High Clear Bell of Morning

High Clear Bell of Morning Ruby s life begins to unravel when she hears voices coming from her closet Desperate to comprehend his daughter s illness Glen a marine biologist follows her through the streets catching glimpses of

  • Title: High Clear Bell of Morning
  • Author: Ann Eriksson
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 146
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Ruby s life begins to unravel when she hears voices coming from her closet Desperate to comprehend his daughter s illness, Glen a marine biologist, follows her through the streets catching glimpses of the horror filled world in which she now resides He begins to discover disturbing parallels between Ruby and the mysterious death of a young killer whale, found with a bRuby s life begins to unravel when she hears voices coming from her closet Desperate to comprehend his daughter s illness, Glen a marine biologist, follows her through the streets catching glimpses of the horror filled world in which she now resides He begins to discover disturbing parallels between Ruby and the mysterious death of a young killer whale, found with a body full of toxic pollutants.Elegantly told and affecting, High Clear Bell of Morning illustrates the strain on families facing mental illnesses, and draws attention to the inadequate system that is meant to help At the same time, it celebrates the natural world and sends a cautionary warning of what we all have to lose.

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    1. Speaking as a woman with a schizophrenia diagnosis, I will first say that it's obvious to me that Ruby is written from the perspective of someone who does not experience psychosis and has only seen it from the outside. Also speaking as a person who has been hospitalized and drugged against my will (in the same province where the story takes place, no less), I would call this book a contributor to the ordeal and stigma of having a schizophrenia diagnosis. The book reinforces the idea that people [...]

    2. This can a hard book to read at times.The book opens with the happy West Coast family of Glen, a whale biologist, Sybil, a teacher and gardener, Ruby, and her brother Sam, and their life and their friends in Victoria, and together on the water with Glen's work and family play. Then Ruby develops schizophrenia during her university studies, her illness advances and her family falls apart,not knowing what is happening and then how best to help Ruby and help her help herself. In the ending, there i [...]

    3. This novel is about a young girl named Ruby who is diagnosed with schizophrenia, and subsequently unravels. The pain Ruby suffers with this illness was palpable, as was the pain of her parents and sibling who love her. This made the story hard to read at times but I wanted to see if Ruby and her family survived so I kept reading. What struck me most was the devastating side effects of the psych drugs so I understand why some people with this illness or any mental illness choose to go off their m [...]

    4. I enjoyed this story. It was different and moved at the right speed. Trying to link Ruby's schizophrenia to environmental toxins seemed a bit overboard. It was as if the author was trying to squeeze in an agenda but didn't do a great job of it. I also didn't get the family dynamics near the end with Sybil completely shutting Glen out. His crime was more relevant to Ruby then Sybil.

    5. Interesting to me for a couple of reasons, including that my son has been diagnosed with schizophrenia, and I struggle to keep my head above the emotional waters that so often swamp family members of those with major mental illnesses.Also a good rendition of what we face, as humans who are polluting our increasingly polluted world.

    6. My first book by this author was "Performance". I enjoyed that story so much I could not wait to get a second book of hers. I started this story early this morning and I could not put it down. It has all the qualities of the community in which I live and work. I live on the west coast of Canada, and like most west coasters have a very big interest in our marine life. Also I have been a nurse for longer than I dare share on this site! So this book satisfied me on both levels and I could certainly [...]

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