Murakami Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | August 20, 2014

Julie Schumacher: IMG Dear Professor Fitger



Saint Paul, August 2014 Dear Professor Fitger, I've been asked to say a few words about you for Powells.com. Having dreamed you up with a ball-point... Continue »
  1. $16.07 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    Dear Committee Members

    Julie Schumacher 9780385538138

spacer

This item may be
out of stock.

Click on the button below to search for this title in other formats.


Check for Availability
Add to Wishlist

Facing the Wind: A True Story of Tragedy and Reconciliation

by

Facing the Wind: A True Story of Tragedy and Reconciliation Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Robert and Mary Rowe's second child, Christopher, was born with severe neurological and visual impairments. For many years, the Rowes' courageous response to adversity set an example for agroup of Brooklyn mothers who met to discuss the challenges of raising children with birth defects. Then Bob Rowe's pressures - professional and personal — took their toll, and he fell intodepression and, ultimately delusion. And one day he took a baseball bat and killed his three children and his wife. In Facing the Wind, Julie Salamon not only tells theRowes' tragic story but also explores the lives of others drawn into it: the mothers, a social worker with problems of her own, an ocularist - that is, a man who makes prosthetic eyes — ayoung woman who enters the novitiate out of shame over her childhood sexual activities, and a judge of unusual wisdom. Facing the Wind is a work of redemptive compassion and understanding. It addressesthe questions of how human beings cope with the burdens that chance inflicts upon them and what constitutes moral and legal guilt and innocence.

Synopsis:

The story of Robert Rowe, his disabled son, his adopted child, his murder of his wife and three children, and his second wife. The author "addresses the questions of how human beings cope with the burdens that chance inflicts upon them, and what guilt and innocence consist of."--Jacket.

Synopsis:

Julie Salamon is an author, journalist, and critic whose books include The Devil's Candy (a national bestseller), The Net of Dreams, White Lies, and The Christmas Tree - a New York Times bestseller that has appeared in seven languages. Former

Table of Contents

The Beginning — The Second Son — Skills of Daily Living — The Mothers — The Happy Family — Neither Here nor There — One Sees, the Other Doesn't — Acceptance — The Ocularist — Unraveling — Afraid — Clarity — Reaction — The Defendant — The Postulant — Case Number 092182 — A New Person — Father, Mother, Sister, Brother — Real Life — The Leper — The Final Appeal — The Meeting — The Other Side of the Door — Another Mother — The Cycle of Life.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375507014
Subtitle:
A True Story of Tragedy and Reconciliation
Publisher:
Random House
Author:
Salamon, Julie
Subject:
Murder
Subject:
Family violence
Subject:
Murder - General
Subject:
True Crime-Murder - General
Subject:
True Crime : Murder - General
Subject:
True Crime : General
Subject:
Social conditions
Subject:
Uxoricide.
Subject:
Brooklyn
Subject:
Crime-General
Subject:
Crime - True Crime
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20010401
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
302

Related Subjects

Health and Self-Help » Self-Help » General
History and Social Science » Crime » True Crime
History and Social Science » Sociology » Urban Studies » General
History and Social Science » World History » General

Facing the Wind: A True Story of Tragedy and Reconciliation
0 stars - 0 reviews
$ In Stock
Product details 302 pages Random House - English 9780375507014 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The story of Robert Rowe, his disabled son, his adopted child, his murder of his wife and three children, and his second wife. The author "addresses the questions of how human beings cope with the burdens that chance inflicts upon them, and what guilt and innocence consist of."--Jacket.
"Synopsis" by , Julie Salamon is an author, journalist, and critic whose books include The Devil's Candy (a national bestseller), The Net of Dreams, White Lies, and The Christmas Tree - a New York Times bestseller that has appeared in seven languages. Former
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.