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  • Genre:FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
  • SubGenre:Abuse / Domestic Partner Abuse
  • Language:English
  • Pages:149
  • eBook ISBN:9781623090418

Hooks -- Why Women Stay

Diary of a Survivor

by VLE

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Overview
The book is a memoir of a domestic abuse survivor as told through her diary and life experiences. Part one shows what domestic abuse lookes like and what it feels like. Part two covers the "hooks" that hold women in an abusive home and describes healing techniques. The third part centers on how to keep women and their children safe after they have escaped. In the forth part of the book the author shares the poems that grew out of her diary and life experiences.
Description
The book is memoir of a domestic abuse survivor as told through her diary and life experiences. Part one shows what domestic abuse looks like and what it feels like. Part two covers the "hooks" that hold women in an abusive home and describes healing techniques. The third part centers on how to keep women and their children safe after they have escaped. In the forth part o the book the author shares the poem that grew out of her diary and life experiences. The goal of the book is to help women realize when they are in an emotionally abusive relationship. To help them heal, and to know when to end the relationship. And once it's ended, how to stay safe and continue to heal.
About the author
The author is a retired professor of creative writing and English composition. She began her teaching career at Eastern Washington University. Later, while she was teaching at Columbia Basin College, she was hired to create a "ground up" adult literacy program. The success of that program pulled her into social service work, and from 1997 to 2003, she managed non-profit social service programs and taught composition courses in the evening. She has a B.S. degree in elementary education and a Master of Fine Arts Degree in creative writing from Eastern Washington University. Several of her poems have been published in literary journals. Her soon to be published eBooks include two children's poetry books, several picture books, and a children's middle-grade novel. She presently lives in Sarasota, Florida with her parrot, Sabastian, just an hour's drive from two of her daughter's and five of her grandchildren. Since her retirement, she is a starving but very happy writer.
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