Irritable Hearts

Irritable Hearts

A PTSD Love Story

Book - 2015
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"In 2010, human rights reporter Mac McClelland left Haiti after covering the devastation of the earthquake. Back home, she finds herself imagining vivid scenes of violence and can't sleep or stop crying. It becomes clear that she is suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, triggered by her trip and seemingly exacerbated by her experiences in the other charged places she'd reported from. The bewilderment about this sudden loss of self-control is magnified by her feelings for Nico, a French soldier she met in Haiti, who despite their brief connection seems to have found a place in her confused heart. With ... fearlessness, McClelland sets out to repair her broken psyche"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, New York : Flatiron Books, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250052896
1250052890
9781250053497
Branch Call Number: 616.8521 MCCLELL
Characteristics: 308 pages ; 25 cm

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Irtemed
Mar 02, 2017

I cannot properly express how meaningful this book was to me. An unbelievably difficult subject matter handled in a way that truly captures what PTSD feels like. Fair warning, if you suffer from it yourself this book will hit close to home, but you will ultimately be better off for having finished it.

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jannylegs
Jul 18, 2016

I don't mean to minimize what the author went through, but I can't believe her story was published as is. Here's my review, in alphabetical order: Hot Mess, Nightmare, Trainwreck.

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