Finding Alice

Finding Alice

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Sliding into the Rabbit Hole… Would She Ever Return?

On the surface, Alice Laxton seems no different from any other college girl: bright, inquisitive, excited about the life ahead of her. But for years, a genetic time bomb has been ticking away. Because of Alice's near-genius intelligence, teachers and counselors have always made excuses for her "little idiosyncrasies." But during a stress-filled senior year at college, a new world of voices, visions, and unexplainable "knowledge" causes Alice to begin to lose her grip on reality.

As Alice's schizophrenia progresses, she experiences a disturbing religious "awakening," believing that God and angels and demons are speaking to her. When others attempt to intervene, Alice is subjected to a wide range of "treatments" even more frightening and painful than her illness.

Powerfully raw and brutally honest, Finding Alice is a story of individual suffering and hope, a family's shared ordeal, and a search for true mental and spiritual healing.
Publisher: Colorado Springs : WaterBrook Press, 2003
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9781578567737
1578567734
Branch Call Number: FIC Carls 3558
Characteristics: 375 p

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TamaraTracy
Dec 10, 2009

This is one of my favourite novels by Melody Carlson. This story really took me in. I liked Alice's character a lot.

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