Outside the Lines

Outside the Lines

A Novel

Book - 2012
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When Eden was ten years old she found her father, David, bleeding out on the bathroom floor. The suicide attempt led to her parent's divorce, and David all but vanished from Eden's life. Since childhood, she has heard from him only rarely, just enough to know he's been living on the streets and struggling with mental illness. But lately, there has been no word at all. Now in her thirties, Eden decides to go look for her father, so she can forgive him at last, and finally move forward. When her search uncovers other painful truths- not only the secrets her mother has kept from her, but also the agonizing question of whether David, after all these years, even wants to be found- Eden is forced to decide just how far she'll go in the name of love.--From back cover.
Publisher: New York : Washington Square Press, c2012
Edition: 1st Washington Square Press trade pbk. ed
ISBN: 9781451640557
1451640552
9781451640540
1451640544
Branch Call Number: Fiction Hat
Characteristics: 358 p. ; 21 cm

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Newmommy09
May 07, 2017

Beautiful, compelling story about mental illness and how it affects friends and family. Enjoyed the character development and dialogue amongst all the characters. An eye-opening look at the mentally ill. Recommend this book!

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jest99er
Mar 10, 2017

Great read! Allowed me a look at Mental Health issues and how the system of treatment is so not working. Also gave some insight into the the homeless and the effect of both on family.

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Mothercat
May 10, 2015

Really enjoyed this book: liked the way it was written from two points of view, and the interaction between the main characters. Recommend reading! :)

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dontbugmeimreading
Jun 08, 2014

I loved this one. It grabbed me and didn't let me go until the end. Makes you take another look at the homeless. Maybe they don't want to be fixed; maybe they just want to be accepted.

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dixielib
Jul 27, 2012

Good story line. Dialogue is weak.

josief77 Apr 29, 2012

This is a wonderful book! I love the way the book covers both sides of the main characters...a must read!!!

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