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Carousel Music

Rick Moskovitz (Author)

ISBN: 0-7414-2158-5 ©2004
Price: $17.95
Book Size: 5.5'' x 8.5'' , 256 pages
Category/Subject: FICTION / Psychological

CAROUSEL MUSIC tackles the controversy surrounding sexual abuse, false memories, and their relationship to psychotherapy with an intriguing blend of childhood horrors, family struggles, psychiatric sessions, and courtroom drama.

During the course of her psychotherapy with Dr. Kenneth Miller, Stephanie Whittington recalls a childhood filled with terror at the hands of her alcoholic father. Everett Whittington, now a pillar of the AA community, fervently denies her accusations and launches a lawsuit against Dr. Miller for planting false memories.

As Stephanie and her doctor piece together a life story that seems to make sense of her suffering and allows her to heal, the smoke and mirrors of the courtroom show just how malleable reality can be.

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Customer Reviews

  Realistic, Riveting! , 09/29/2004
Reviewer: Beth Robinson, MS, LMHC
"Carousel Music" is truly a reflection of the conscious minds' battle with the unconscious for survival versus healing. A snapshot of pain and resiliance that makes up the human psyche's struggle for peace. Though a work of fiction, this book is a realistic view of the emotional battles fought in psychotherapy around the world.

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  CAROUSEL MUSIC: A Great Read , 11/08/2004
Reviewer: Susan Willard
Rick Moskovitz has done an amazing job of writing an authentic book about serious psychiatric issues while creating a powerful page-turning novel. CAROUSEL MUSIC is gripping and sensitive, enlightening and frightening. It highlights both the power of the process of psychotherapy and the frustration and pain brought about when recovered memories are questioned. This book is a great read for both mental health professionals and the lay public.

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  Carousel Music , 11/10/2004
Reviewer: Judith Hamilton
A gripping psychological thriller featuring an exciting courtroom drama. Once the trial started, I could not put the book down until I found out the truth at the surprise ending.

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  fascinating , 11/29/2004
Reviewer: Elias Sarkis
I was amazed to find a book on psychotherapy to be both truthful to the therapy process and an absolutely fascinating suspenseful page turner! A great read that would not let me put it down. A week later, I am still thinking, no visualizing, some of the images that the author painted in this wonderful and surprising narrative.

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  Carousel Music is an Outstanding Book !!! , 05/16/2005
Reviewer: Ervin E. Harmon
"Carousel Music”: is a novel written by Rick Moskovitz, M.D. a practicing psychiatrist, an experienced educator, and author of the best-selling non-fiction work, "Lost in the Mirror: an inside look at Borderline Personality Disorder". “Carousel Music” addresses the controversy over whether or not false memories can arise in the course of psychotherapy. As the lives of the psychiatrist, the young woman he has been treating, and their respective families intertwine, each of the characters learn that the line between reality and illusion can be razor thin. From the intimacy of the psychotherapeutic encounter to the public drama of the courtroom, the suspense builds to an unforgettable conclusion. This book is 256 pages of enjoyable reading by a great author. I will recommend it as one of the best.

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  A Riveting Ride , 06/04/2005
Reviewer: Rachel Elaine
In a novel, brimming with reminiscent qualities found in a first-rate Sidney Sheldon selection, I have never been more tempted to turn to the last pages of a book in order to find out its ending. From the Prologue, eluding to the book’s well-chosen title and cover image meanings, until the breath-catching ending, “Carousel Music” moves at a captivating pace with many unexpected but carefully planned twists and surprises along the way. Descriptive language and realistically defined characters within a well-developed story line make this book come to life, with the bonus of a puzzling question at the finish. The author of “Carousel Music”, Rick Moskovitz, a practicing psychiatrist, artfully give the reader a behind-the-scenes look at not only the inner workings of psychiatry and insights into the psyche, but also gives an uncompromising honest view of the sometimes depraved human condition, especially when skeletons of memories are hidden in the closet’s darkest recesses. Meticulous attention to detail was obviously taken in the writing of this book, from the research in the story’s filling to the flawless proofing and editing stages of it’s printing. For any who enjoy reading novels, this is the one to read next. You will truly not want to put it down until finished.

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