Lisa, Bright and Dark
By John Neufeld
(Signet Book, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780451166845, 143pp.)
Publication Date: November 1970
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Hailed as a "work of art" by the New York Times, this bestselling classic brings a deft touch and understanding spirit to the story of a teenage girl's descent into madness-and the three friends who are determined to walk with her where adults fear to tread.
For author Meg Wolitzer, John Neufeld's 1969 novel Lisa, Bright and Dark opened the door to more intense reads on mental illness. Has a book you've read ever acted as a gateway to harsher, truer or more literary novels? Tell us in the comments. More at NPR.org
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