Author: Cathy Glass
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Release Date: 2009-01-19
Genre: Family & Relationships
The Sunday Times and New York Times Bestseller. Although Jodie is only eight years old, she is violent, aggressive, and has already been through numerous foster families. Her last hope is Cathy Glass...
Million-copy bestselling author Cathy Glass tells the story of Dawn, a sweet and seemingly well-balanced girl whose outward appearance masks a traumatic childhood of suffering at the hands of the very people who should have cared for her.
Seven-year-old Reece was the last of six siblings to be taken into foster care. Cathy, Reece's foster carer, was about to unravel a truth about the reasons for his violent and aggressive behaviour - a truth more shocking than she'd ever imagined.
Damaged is the true story of the relationship between Jodie and her foster mother, Cathy Glass. Jodie, a troubled eight-year old, was the most disturbed and abused child Glass had ever taken care of. In Cathy, Jodie found the one adult worthy of her trust, one who could help her begin the process of recovery.
A new memoir from Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author Cathy Glass. When Cathy receives a call about a terminally ill widower terrified of leaving his son all alone in the world, she is wracked with sadness and indecision. Can she risk exposing her own young children to a little boy on the brink of bereavement?
Author: Chris Wild
Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Ltd.
Release Date: 2018-06-14
Genre: Family & Relationships
'We were just sacks of flesh existing as punch bags for their rage or toys for their entertainment.' Chris Wild lost his dad when he was 11 and was sent to live, grow and be nurtured in the care system. There, he witnessed the incessant physical and sexual abuse of vulnerable children, and found the only route of escape led to a new home on the streets. He found so many others just like him, failed by the systems put in place to protect vulnerable children, leaving them with nothing but drink, drugs, prostitution and crime to become their normality. After moving away from Halifax to pursue his dreams, he still couldn't escape from the voices in his head - those of the victims he had met and couldn't forget. Chris began working in a care home himself to change the narrative for today's children, but what he saw there shocked him. Abuse was still rife, children were still being failed, and the vulnerable still had no chances in life. This is a heartbreaking memoir that relays Chris' memories of the care system with the stories of all the boys, girls, men and women he met along the way - all who shared his desperation for survival. Damaged exposes why we must take action now to protect all of Britain's most vulnerable children.
‘Punished’ is the inspiring true story of an unusual little girl, Vanessa, whose childhood was devastated by torture and abuse at the hands of her sadistic mother. Vanessa was nearly destroyed until she discovered a secret that ultimately saved her life.
An internationally respected advocate in the fight for justice for victims of child sexual abuse tells her story of survival in the midst of beatings, daily rape, and sexual slavery and details her efforts to secure imprisionment for those responsible for the abuse she suffered.
Karen Beaudin recounts the events surrounding her younger sister's unsolved murder. It was a cold November night in 1971 when thirteen-year-old Kathy Lynn Gloddy went missing, only to have her beaten, bruised body found the next day on the cold ground. This is the true story of a small New Hampshire town stunned by the revelation of such a brutal crime, and a family devastated by the loss of a beloved daughter and sister. As Karen and her family search for justice, their faith will be tested in the battle against the guilt, fear, and devastating grief that comes when they realize every family's worst nightmare.
Author: Shyima Hall
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2014-01-21
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
The author relates how she was sold by poor parents into slavery and forced to endure brutal servitude in California until a neighbor's anonymous call to the police began her journey to freedom and her subsequent efforts to fight for child slaves.
'The wellness world's new holy grail is hormone harmony' - ES Magazine 'I can't function without coffee' 'I need my daily fix of chocolate' 'I look puffy and retain fluid easily 'I'm hungrier than I used to be but never feel satisfied' 'I struggle to lose weight no matter what I try' Sound familiar? These are complaints that nutritionist Angelique Panagos hears every day. Time and time again, they're caused by the same thing - hormonal imbalance. The Balance Plan explains how to tune in to your hormones and make the changes necessary to bring them into balance. Take the six steps, follow the 28-day plan and transform your life! - Sleep better - Enhance digestion - Lose weight - Reduce stress - Elevate energy levels - Feel happier
Author: Gary Shteyngart
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2010-07-27
A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK SELECTED ONE OF 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY MICHIKO KAKUTANI, THE NEW YORK TIMES NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • The Boston Globe • San Francisco Chronicle • The Seattle Times • O: The Oprah Magazine • Maureen Corrigan, NPR • Salon • Slate • Minneapolis Star Tribune • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • The Kansas City Star • Charlotte Observer • The Globe and Mail • Vancouver Sun • Montreal Gazette • Kirkus Reviews In the near future, America is crushed by a financial crisis and our patient Chinese creditors may just be ready to foreclose on the whole mess. Then Lenny Abramov, son of an Russian immigrant janitor and ardent fan of “printed, bound media artifacts” (aka books), meets Eunice Park, an impossibly cute Korean American woman with a major in Images and a minor in Assertiveness. Could falling in love redeem a planet falling apart?
"Powerfully raw, deeply moving, and utterly authentic. Rachel Lloyd has turned a personal atrocity into triumph and is nothing less than a true hero. . . . Never again will you look at young girls on the street as one of 'those' women—you will only see little girls that are girls just like us." —Demi Moore, actress and activist With the power and verity of First They Killed My Father and A Long Way Gone, Rachel Lloyd’s riveting survivor story is the true tale of her hard-won escape from the commercial sex industry and her bold founding of GEMS, New York City’s Girls Education and Mentoring Service, to help countless other young girls escape "the life." Lloyd’s unflinchingly honest memoir is a powerful and unforgettable story of inhuman abuse, enduring hope, and the promise of redemption.