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I don’t read many biographies, but I love memoirs and this is one of my all-time favorites.

Journalist Steve Luxenberg discovers that his mother had a sister, Annie, who was disabled and institutionalized. She had kept it a secret for over 50 years.

His search for the truth about is a story of family, the depression, the Holocaust and the nation’s treatment of disabled adults.

Annie’s Ghosts: A Journey into a Family Secret by Steve Luxenberg (Hachette) Recommended by Allison at Blue Ridge Books Waynesville NC