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Roux, Madeleine

Summary: "Three teens at a summer program for gifted students uncover shocking secrets in the sanatorium-turned-dorm where they're staying--secrets that link them all to the asylum's dark past"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC ROU

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC ROU

Kesey, Ken.

Summary: A mordant, wickedly subversive parable set in a mental ward, the novel chronicles the head-on collision between its hell-raising, life-affirming hero Randle Patrick McMurphy and the totalitarian rule of Big Nurse. McMurphy swaggers into the mental ward like a blast of fresh air and turns the place upside down, starting a gambling operation, smuggling in wine and women, and egging on the other...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Playaway Digital Audio 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC KES

McPherson, Catriona

Summary: The body found in a muddy grave across the street is just the latest horror threatening to tear Ali McGovern's life apart seam by seam. She knows Angelo, her brooding teenage son, is keeping secrets. She fears he's in danger, too. But her new job at the psychiatric hospital, the job her husband pushed her into, is using up everything she's got every day. She can try to ignore the sounds that...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Midnight Inc 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MCP

Steadman, Catherine

Summary: "When a man is found on a British beach, drifting in and out of consciousness, with no identification and unable to speak, interest in him is sparked immediately. From the hospital staff who find themselves inexplicably drawn to him, to international medical experts who are baffled by him, to the national press who call him Mr. Nobody, everyone wants answers. Who is this man? And what happened...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Large Print 2020

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC STE

Dick, Philip K.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage 2002

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DIC

Murphy, Stacie

Summary: "Amelia Matthew has done the all-but-impossible, especially for an orphan in Gilded Age New York City: along with her foster brother Jonas, she has parleyed her modest psychic talent into a safe and comfortable life. But safety and comfort vanish when a head injury leaves Amelia with a dramatically-expanded gift. After she publicly channels an angry spirit, she finds herself imprisoned in the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pegasus Crime 2021

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MUR

Alender, Katie

Summary: Sixteen-year-old Cordelia and her family move into the house they just inherited in Pennsylvania, a former insane asylum the locals call Hysteria Hall--unfortunately the house does not want defiant girls like Delia, so it kills her, and as she wanders the house, meeting the other ghosts and learning the dark secrets of the Hall, she realizes that she has to find a way to save her sister,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Point 2015

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC ALE

Schwartz, E. J.

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: At a treatment center for girls with eating disorders, two seventeen-year-olds--headstrong rebel Rowan and Shoshana, who is a cheerleader on a reality television show--develop an intense bond, ultimately forcing them to decide between recovery and their relationship. Includes author's note.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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Russell, Craig

Summary: "A novel set in Czechoslovakia in 1935, in which a brilliant young psychiatrist takes his new post at an asylum for the criminally insane that houses only six inmates--the country's most depraved murderers--while, in Prague, a detective struggles to understand a brutal serial killer who has spread fear through the city, and who may have ties to the asylum"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC RUS

McCarthy, Cori

Summary: On the anniversary of her daredevil brother's death, Jaycee breaks into Jake's favorite hideout, an abandoned insane asylum, where her eccentric friends challenge her to rediscover buried parts of herself.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks Fire 2016

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC MCC

Mejia, Mindy

Summary: "There is a place in Minnesota with hundreds of miles of glacial lakes and untouched forests called the Boundary Waters. Ten years ago a man and his son trekked into this wilderness and never returned. Search teams found their campsite ravaged by what looked like a bear. They were presumed dead until a decade later ... the son appeared. Discovered while ransacking an outfitter store, he was...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Emily Bestler Books/Atria 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MEJ

Bray, Libba

Summary: The Diviners face ghosts of the long-forgotten that are haunting an asylum and wreaking havoc all over New York City, and who also have dangerous ties to the King of Crows.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC BRA

Kelly, Erin

Summary: Erin Kelly, master of suspense, returns with her next thrilling standalone featuring an abandoned mental asylum and the secrets it holds. Marianne was never supposed to return to town, the town where she grew up in the shadow of the Nazareth Mental Hospital. Her mother may be suffering from dementia nearby, but she had thought she'd left that place, and its dark secrets, behind her. That is,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Minotaur Books 2019

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC KEL

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC KEL

Brady, A. F.

Summary: As accomplished Manhattan psychologist Sam James gets pulled into the twisted past of a patient no other therapist is willing to treat, she analyzes her life and confronts her own mental turmoil.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Park Row Books 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BRA

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BRA

Billingham, Mark

2 holds on 1 copy

Summary: "Alice Armitage is a police officer. Or she was. Or perhaps she just imagines she was. Whatever the truth is, following a debilitating bout of PTSD, self-medication with drink and drugs, and a psychotic breakdown, Alice is now a long-term patient in an acute psychiatric ward. Though convinced that she doesn't really belong there, she finds companionship with the other patients in the ward...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic Monthly Press 2021

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Block, Stefan Merrill.

Summary: When he is committed by his exasperated wife to a psychiatric facility in the 1960s, eccentric alcoholic Frederick descends into the institution's nightmarish rehabilitation processes and despairs of his release, while his remorseful wife struggles to save their family.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2011

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BLO

Bray, Libba

Summary: After battling a supernatural sleeping sickness that early claimed two of their own, the Diviners have had enough of lies. They're more determined than ever to uncover the mystery behind their extraordinary powers, even as they face off against an all-new terror. Out on Ward's Island, far from the city's bustle, sits a mental hospital haunted by the lost souls of people long forgotten--ghosts...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC BRA

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC BRA

Green, Jocelyn

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "Meg and Sylvie Townsend manage the family bookshop and care for their father, Stephen, a veteran still suffering in mind and spirit from his time as a POW during the Civil War. But when the Great Fire sweeps through Chicago's business district, they lose much more than just their store.The sisters become separated from their father, and after Meg burns her hands in an attempt to save a family...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: Fiction Green 2020

Sowle, Jennifer J.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Arbutus Press 2010

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC SOW

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Sowle 2010

Alameddine, Rabih

Summary: ""There are many ways to break someone's heart, but Rabih Alameddine is one rare writer who not only breaks our hearts but gives every broken piece a new life."-Yiyun Li Following the critical and commercial success of An Unnecessary Woman, Alameddine delivers a spectacular portrait of a man and an era of profound political and social upheaval. Set over the course of one night in the waiting...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic Monthly Press 2016

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1 available in Consider This, Call number: FIC ALA

Sheinmel, Alyssa B

Summary: After her best friend, Agnes, goes into a coma as a result of a game of Truth or Dare, rising senior Hannah's secrets begin to escape while she is locked in a psychiatric hospital.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks Fire 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC SHE

Smith, Lee

Summary: It is 1936 when orphaned thirteen-year-old Evalina Toussaint is admitted to Highland Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina, a mental institution known for its innovative treatments for nervous disorders and addictions. Taken under the wing of the hospital's most notable patient, Zelda Fitzgerald, Evalina witnesses the cascading events leading up to the tragic fire of 1948 that killed nine women...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SMI

De Muriel, Oscar

Summary: New Year's Day,1889. In Edinburgh's lunatic asylum, a patient escapes as a nurse lays dying. Leading the manhunt are legendary local Detective 'Nine-Nails' McGray and Londoner-in-exile Inspector Ian Frey. Before the murder, the suspect was heard in whispered conversation with a fellow patient -- a girl who had been mute for years. What made her suddenly break her silence? And why won't she talk...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pegasus Crime 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DEM

Vizzini, Ned

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: A humorous account of a New York City teenager's battle with depression and his time spent in a psychiatric hospital.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Miramax Books 2007

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC VIZ

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