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The Lost Boy: A Foster Child's Search for the Love of a Family
The Lost Boy: A Foster Child's Search for the Love of a Family
by Dave Pelzer
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Imagine a young boy who has never had a loving home. His only possesions are the old, torn clothes he carries in a paper bag. The only world he knows is one of isolation and fear. Although others had rescued this boy from his abusive alcoholic mother... (read more)

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A Child Called It
A Child Called It
by Dave Pelzer
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This book chronicles the unforgettable account of one of the most severe child abuse cases in California history. It is the story of Dave Pelzer, who was brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother: a mother who played... (read more)

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Blackbird: A Childhood Lost and Found
Blackbird: A Childhood Lost and Found
by Jennifer Lauck
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To young Jenny, the house on Mary Street was home -- the place where she was loved, a blue-sky world of Barbies, Bewitched, and the Beatles. Even her mother's pain from her mysterious illness could be patted away with powder and a kiss on the cheek. But... (read more)

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A Man Named Dave: A Story of Triumph and Forgiveness
A Man Named Dave: A Story of Triumph and Forgiveness
by Dave Pelzer
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A Man Named Dave, which has sold over 1 million copies, is the gripping conclusion to Dave Pelzer’s inspirational and New York Times bestselling trilogy that began with A Child Called "It" and The Lost Boy. "All those years you... (read more)

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The End of the World as We Know It: Scenes from a Life
The End of the World as We Know It: Scenes from a Life
by Robert Goolrick
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It was the 1950s, a time of calm, a time when all things were new and everything seemed possible. A few years before, a noble war had been won, and now life had returned to normal. For one little boy, however, life had become anything but "normal." To... (read more)

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Rock and a Hard Place: One Boy's Triumphant Story
Rock and a Hard Place: One Boy's Triumphant Story
by Anthony God Johnson
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Producer, magician, writer, puppeteer, minister, husband, father, Fred Rogers started out in children's television thirty years ago. The direction he trailblazed was the "creation of television programming that spoke, with respect, to the concerns of... (read more)

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If I Am Missing or Dead: A Sister's Story of Love, Murder, and Liberation
If I Am Missing or Dead: A Sister's Story of Love, Murder, and Liberation
by Janine Latus
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In April 2002, Janine Latus's youngest sister, Amy, wrote a note and taped it to the inside of her desk drawer. andlt;iandgt;Today Ron Ball and I are romantically involved,andlt;/iandgt; it read, andlt;iandgt;but I fear I have placed myself at risk in a... (read more)

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They Cage the Animals at Night
They Cage the Animals at Night
by Jennings M Burch
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At the age of eight, the author began a three-year odyssey through a series of orphan asylums and foster homes, punctuated by episodes of living in the streets—a journey through a world of hostile strangers, abusive adults, and suspicious children.... (read more)

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Still Waters
Still Waters
by Jennifer Lauck
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Anger is a poison ivy in the heart and if it grows unchecked, it covers all the soft spaces where you love and understand and feel joy.There's power in anger, sure, a power that can help you survive.But true wisdom is in knowing when to let it go.In... (read more)

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Found: A Memoir
Found: A Memoir
by Jennifer Lauck
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Found is Jennifer Lauck's sequel to her New York Times bestseller Blackbird: A Childhood Lost and Found. More than one woman's search for her biological parents, Found is a story of loss, adjustment, and survival. Lauck's investigation into her own... (read more)

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A House Divided: Suspicions of Mother-Daughter Incest
A House Divided: Suspicions of Mother-Daughter Incest
by Paul R Abramson
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Searching for the truth behind these accusations, while reconstructingthis troubling tale from case interviews, trial transcripts, policereports, and other documentary sources, the authors find in thisunusual case an ideal springboard for a serious... (read more)

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How to Cook Your Daughter: A Memoir
How to Cook Your Daughter: A Memoir
by Jessica Hendra
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Her dad wrote bestseller Father Joe – but left out a few things. This is the poignant and ultimately hopeful memoir of a young girl's struggle to live a normal childhood in the '70s, and to overcome sexual abuse by her famous father. Jessica Hendra... (read more)

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When Katie Wakes
When Katie Wakes
by Connie May Fowler
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This searing memoir tells the story of how an abused woman found the courage to leave and to transform her life. Not just a memoir of abuse, however, this is also a book about love, first of the adoring Labrador puppy named Kateland, and later of Mika, a... (read more)

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Becoming Anna: The Autobiography of a Sixteen-Year-Old
Becoming Anna: The Autobiography of a Sixteen-Year-Old
by Anna J Michener
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Becoming Anna is the poignant memoir of the first sixteen years in the life of Anna Michener, a young woman who fought a painful battle against her abusive family. Labeled "crazy girl" for much of her childhood, Anna suffered physical and emotional... (read more)

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Tennessee Tears
Tennessee Tears
by George John Curtis
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Curtis presents the unbelievable true story about an abused, crippled orphan who searches 42 years for his biological family and discovers that he was one of the victims of the worst scandal in American history--the Tennessee Children's Home Society... (read more)

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The Tricky Part: A Boy's Story of Sexual Trespass, a Man's Journey to Forgiveness
The Tricky Part: A Boy's Story of Sexual Trespass, a Man's Journey to Forgiveness
by Martin Moran
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Not about blame but forgiveness, "The Tricky Part" is the compassionate memoir of a boy's sexual abuse at a Catholic camp and its challenging legacy.... (read more)

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Tiger, Tiger: A Memoir
Tiger, Tiger: A Memoir
by Margaux Fragoso
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One summer day, Margaux Fragoso swam up to Peter Curran at a public swimming pool and asked him to play. She was seven; he was fifty-one. When Curran invited her and her mom to see his house, the little girl found a child's dream world, full of odd pets... (read more)

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No Place to Cry: The Hurt and Healing of Sexual Abuse
No Place to Cry: The Hurt and Healing of Sexual Abuse
by Doris Van Stone
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Just as God gave Dorie Van Stone a tender heart to forgive her abusers, He also gave her the strength to reveal her past in No Place to Cry, the sequel to the best-seller Dorie: The Girl Nobody Loved. Through her candor you will gain insight into the... (read more)

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The Girl Among Thorns: Why Did She Stay So Long
The Girl Among Thorns: Why Did She Stay So Long
by Linda Settles
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How can we understand the debilitating effects of incest, abandonment, and neglect? Many people ask Why did shestay so long when they learn about yet another womanwho has disclosed the tragic details of bondage, sex slavery, or long-term incest. In this... (read more)

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A Better Yesterday: Living Life After Abuse
A Better Yesterday: Living Life After Abuse
by Roger Dean Kiser
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After years of allowing the lies and abuse he suffered as a child define his past and cloud his future, Roger Dean Kiser author of The Whitehouse Boys: An American Tragedy decided to find a way to make sense of a childhood replete with verbal, physical... (read more)

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