But Inside I'm Screaming
By Elizabeth Flock
(Mira Books, Paperback, 9780778313168, 323pp.)
Publication Date: September 25, 2012
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While breaking the hottest news story of the year, broadcast journalist Isabel Murphy falls apart on live television in front of an audience of millions. She lands at Three Breezes, a four-star psychiatric hospital nicknamed the "nut hut," where she begins the painful process of recovering the life everyone thought she had.
But accepting her place among her fellow patients proves difficult, and Isabel struggles to reconcile the fact that she is, indeed, one of them. As she faces the reality that in order to mend her painfully fractured life she must rely solely on herself, she must also accept an imperfect life in a world that demands perfection.
A Book Sense Notable Title and Highlight Pick of the Year
"Deeply moving, tragic [and] amazing...keeps you more than hooked!" -OK! Magazine
"Flock captures Carrie's powerlessness and resourcefulness beautifully... tremendously touching."-Kirkus Reviews
"Deftly capturing the hidden thoughts of an emotionally bereft child, Flock's haunting second novel is not soon forgotten."-Booklist
"Flock's deceptively simple prose belies not only a seriousness in subject matter but also clever subtleties in the plot...Suffice it to say, you won't soon forget Carrie Parker and her little sister, Emma."-Bookreporter
"...everything crescendos in a way that (like all good thrillers) immediately makes you want to go back and read the whole book again from the start."
–Victoria Griffith, Amazon.com
"Me & Emma is really two stories in one: the page-turning events and how the reader reacts emotionally as he or she colors in the picture. I personally questioned how such young children could manage to survive this string of horrors unscathed. It is a tribute to Flock's literary talent that she answers that silent question with her unexpected ending and without compromising the book's complexity or tenor."-Julie Sturgeon, Pages