Rappaport honored for her memoir.

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Nancy Rappaport wins book award

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Nancy Rappaport, assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, has won the 2010 Julie Howe Book Award for her memoir, “In Her Wake: A Child Psychiatrist Explores the Mystery of Her Mother’s Suicide.”

The award, presented by the Boston Authors Club, comes with a $1,000 prize and is given to authors who live, have lived, or attended college within 100 miles of Boston. Rappaport, a Boston native, was 4 when she lost her mother to suicide, and her book chronicles her quest for answers and redemption.

Rappaport, who is also director of school-based programs at Cambridge Health Alliance, received the award May 6 at a Boston Public Library reception. For more information on the award, visit the Boston Authors Club Web site.