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All the Silent Spaces

by Christine Ristaino

In September 2007, Christine Ristaino was attacked in a store parking lot while her three- and five-year-old children watched. In All the Silent Spaces, Ristaino shares what it felt like to be an ordinary person...

Being Mean

by Patricia Eagle

In this richly depicted story, told in vignettes relative to markers of age and experience, Patricia Eagle reveals the heartbreak and destruction of her sexual abuse, from age four to thirteen, by her father....

All We Knew But Couldn't Say

by Joanne Vannicola

Joanne Vannicola, the youngest of four children, grew up in a violent home with a physically abusive father and a mother who had no sexual boundaries.

Joanne is pressured to leave home at the age of fourteen,...


by Christina Meredith & Dr. Henry Cloud

Growing up, she rarely heard her own name. Today, she's here to help you claim the inherent worth that is yours.

Born into a large working-class family in upstate New York, Christina Meredith endured years of...

Divorce Bootcamp for Low- and Moderate-Income Women (6th Edition)

by Anna T. Merrill

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the average woman's family income drops by 37% after divorce. Do you know what assets or how much alimony or child support you are entitled to receive? Have you spoken to...


by Mary Jo Doig

A wife and mother of a grown son and two teen daughters, a woman enjoying her career and life, Mary Jo Doig wants nothing more from life than to live out her days embraced by the deep roots of family, friends,...

The Rape of Childhood

by Salman Akhtar, Christie Huddleston, Gordon Caras & Calvin Colarusso et al.

The Rape of Childhood: Development, Clinical, and Sociocultural Aspects of Childhood Sexual Abuse details the dark realm of childhood sexual abuse. While lived experience, memory, subjectivity, and affect cannot...

Love is the Answer, God is the Cure

by Aimee Cabo Nikolov

“Love is the Answer, God is the Cure” is the story of Aimee Cabo, who was in the Miami news for almost five years from 1989 to 1994 in a case the media named “The Case from Hell.” This sexual abuse case...

My Secret Self

by Christine U Cowin

My story starts at sixteen on my return home from school with my sister. There was a storm brewing and a message was conveyed to me on that dirt track we walked home from school on. Little did I know my life...

Tears of the Silenced

by Misty Griffin

Misty Griffin's story ? Surviving child abuse, parental betrayal, sexual assault, and Amish cruelty

A true crime memoir: When Misty was six years old her family started to live and dress like the Amish. Misty...

Boot Language

by Vanya Erickson

From the outside, Vanya’s childhood looked idyllic: she rode horses with her father in the solitude of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and attended flamboyant operas with her mother in the city. But life for Vanya...

Children of the State

by Peter van de Voorde

Twelve years in the making, Children of the State: Stolen for Profit sets out to change the discourse on child protection, and provides a detailed account of morally indefensible, international family and child...


by Donella Hoyle


"Donella’s story is full of moving accounts of overcoming abuse, harassment and coming to terms with loving yourself. Written with a brilliant blend of wit and candor, this book shows a path to...

Understanding Domestic Violence

by Rafael Art. Javier & William G. Herron

Understanding Domestic Violence not only highlights and reexamines the different challenges that we continue to face in effectively addressing issues of domestic violence but provides innovated approaches to...

Molly III

by Rosemarie Smith

Rosemarie Smith has written her autobiography in three parts; Little Molly, Molly II: Am I who I should be? and Molly III: The Untold Story.Having suffered, child abuse she reached a point where she had totally...

Women Who Were Sexually Abused as Children

by Teresa Gil

Stories of mothers who survived sexual abuse as children reveal the struggles, challenges, and triumphs of this special group of women.

Unraveling the veil of silence and capturing the experiences of mothers...

His History, Her Story

by Debra Warner

His History, Her Story is the first book to explore the impact of male childhood sexual abuse on adult relationships. Aimed at helping both the partners of trauma survivors and mental health professionals,...


by Chris Wild

Chris Wild lost his dad at age 11 and grew up in the care system. He witnessed the abuse of vulnerable children, and learnt the stories of all those who have been failed by the systems put in place to protect...

Daughter of the Razor

by Maria Tinschert

An unforgettable Australian true crime story of prostitution, sexual, physical and mental abuse and violence inside the walls of family silence in the slums of Sydney in the 1930s.

Maria shares her story of growing...

Aging in America

by Karol Charles

Everyone in my family trusted the people in the system to take care of Rose . . . But the hospital staff, the doctors, the nurses, and those running the "skilled" nursing facility didn't seem to care at all...