by Evonne Agnello

The suicide of her father hits Evonne Agnello hard, but when her brother follows suit four years later, she wonders if fate will send her along the same path. With sensitivity, Evonne explores mental illness from both sides—within the mind of the sufferer and of those watching the one suffering—and sends hope for all. She shows that depression is highly treatable and manageable and need not poison your life. One can emerge from the depths of despair and find reasons to dance in the sun.

Listen to an endorsement of Evonne’s book
in a 2-minute clip from a speech by Ashley Montondon, MSW, Houston (pictured here with Evonne), before an audience of 500 at the national convention of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, in San Antonio, June 28, 2013.

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Listen to two of Evonne’s bookstore talks.

Village Books
Bellingham, WA – Jan. 20, 2013
Recorded by KMRE radio
Author talk followed by readings from the following chapters:

  • Prologue
  • Rough Ride to Glenside
  • Sidewalk Lamentations
  • Battling Depression
  • Common to Countless
  • Rainforest Breakthrough
  • Audience Questions (17 minutes)

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University of Minnesota Bookstore
Minneapolis – May 6, 2013
Author talk followed by readings from the following chapters:

  • Prologue
  • Rough Ride to Glenside
  • Looking Back
  • Sidewalk Lamentations
  • Dancing in the Sun
  • Sixteen Words for Water
  • Common to Countless
  • Rainforest Breakthrough
  • Audience Questions

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