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is followed by the opening lines of the first chapter. I thought this
would give the reader a feel for the tone and content of the book. They
are listed in order of priority.
Francisco, P. (1999). Telling : a memoir of rape and recovery. New York : Cliff Street Books. Find this in a library
Also available through interlibrary loan from D.H. Hill library (through the consortium) - ask for it at the circulation desk.
This is the story of one womans experience with rape. The author is a life long writer sharing her experience of a rape which took place ten years earlier. She explores the sociological as well as personal issues dealt with in coming to terms with her experiences. The text also deals with disclosure to family members and the healing qualities of telling your story.
The subjects dealt with are rape victims, psychology, rehabilitation, and Self-disclosure.
Sebold, A. (1999). Lucky. New York: Scribner. Find this in a library
The above quote refers to a police officer telling the author she was lucky not to have been killed like the previous victim raped in the same location. The book deals with the topics of PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) and the victim's subsequent heroin addiction resulting from her pain. It is told with considerable wit and candor.
Raine, N. (1998). After silence : rape and my journey back. New York : Crown Publishers. Find this in a library
Davis HV6561 .R33 1998 UL HV6561 .R33 1998
This book is an account of a five year journey made by a survivor of stranger rape. It also explains the process of healing therapy with her Doctor.
Pierce-Baker, C. (1998). Surviving the silence : Black women's stories of rape. New York : W.W. Norton. Find this in a library
Davis HV6561 .P54 1998 UL HV6561 .P54 1998
"It's as if a deep wound, long buried, has been laid open."
It's very difficult for survivors to concentrate on reading when they are in crisis. From personal experience I have found it much more effective to listen to books on tape. The site below allows you to order tapes online. You can also find audio books at your local library for free.
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Macdonalds, J. (2004). World Book Encyclopedia. United States of America: World Book Inc.
rape. (2006). Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved May 2, 2006, from Encyclopædia Britannica Premium Service. http://www.britannica.com/eb/article?tocId=9376486
Smith, M. D. (2004). Encyclopedia of Rape. USA: Greenwood Press.
Sedney, M., "rape (crime)." Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia. Scholastic Library Publishing, 2006 <http://gme.grolier.com> (February 1, 2006).
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