“Robert Kolker’s fine book, Hidden Valley Road, is a moving dissection of what it means for a family to live with the depredations of schizophrenia…. The family history Kolker provides is remarkable for its depth and for the sympathetic portrayal of a large cast of characters, each of whom is sketched with great skill…. Kolker’s reconstruction of this nightmarish perversion of suburban family life is extraordinarily well done.”