BAREFOOT TO AVALON

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by David Payne

Payne had a complicated but loving relationship with his late brother, who suffered from bipolar disorder.  In fact, the whole family was complicated, as this heartfelt memoir shows.  (Payne's fine novel, RUIN CREEK, is a fictionalized account and would be an interesting companion read.)

(memoir)

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ALL WE HAD

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by Annie Weatherwax

A mother and daughter living on the edge find temporary respite in a small Pennsylvania town.  A stark reminder that desperate poverty exists everywhere in America.  Powerful.

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RUBBERNECKER

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by Belinda Bauer

Patrick, a student of anatomy, knows that something is very wrong in his autopsy class;  but hampered  by Asperger's syndrome, he can't get anyone to believe him.  Original, eerie, suspenseful.

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BEST BOY

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by Eli Gottlieb

Todd, fifty-something and autistic, has lived contentedly in an institution for most of his life.  Two new arrivals, one perhaps good and one definitely not, cause him to rethink his future and take action.  Narrated by the quietly heroic, memorable Todd.

(fiction)

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