Molloy College will be using Michael Greenberg’s riviting memoir, Hurry Down Sunshine for its upcoming 2009 year common reading book.
The book tells the story of an extraordinary summer when, at the age of fifteen, Greenberg’s daughter was struck mad. It begins with Sally’s visionary crack-up on the streets of Greenwich Village, and continues, among places, in the out-of-time world of a Manhattan psyhiatric ward during the city’s most sweltering months. Chronicling not only Sally’s journey but also its effect on her family, this unsetimental, nuanced book touches the core of what is deeply humane.
Through recounting how he and his family embraced and helped his daughter in these extreme circumstances, Mr. Greenberg teaches us all about the power of love, especially in the face of inevitable challenges all adolescents endure and experience…. Should be required reading for teachers, counselors in your school, strongly recommended for independent/summer reading for students and their parents.
-Douglas J. Dickson, St. Joseph’s Episcopal School
Hurry Down Sunshine has also been adopted by Western Connecticut State University.
Click here for our post on the 2009 FYE Luncheon at which Mr. Greenberg was a featured speaker.