Annie’s Ghosts: A Journey into a Family Secret by Steve Luxenberg (Hyperion). The fear of mental illness hits deep into the psyche, and that terror brings about this fascinating book of research into family genealogy, personal history and secrets long held. It all started when Detroit native Steve Luxenberg began to discover some discrepancies in his mother’s stories about her family as she neared the end of her life. A complex blend of genealogy research, cultural mores and a long-past Detroit are brought alive. Despite the secrets, Luxenberg’s love of his family is clear, and while not all is discovered, much is, and his story becomes a story that belongs to all of us.
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