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A great book list from After

  • “The Journey: Beyond the Savage”
    Susan Kaye Behm.The Journey: Beyond the Savage, by Susan Behm, hopes to give new resolve to readers suffering from abuse and equip them with the tools needed to become a survivor and a victor.
    Available at

  • “Real Rape, Real Pain: Help for Women Sexually Assaulted by Male Partners”

    Patricia Easteal and Louise McOrmond-Plummer have written an internationally-focused healing/resource book for survivors of marital/partner rape, to be released in September 2006. The book is aimed at survivors, their supporters and professionals in the fields of counseling, advocacy and law.

    For more information, go here.

  • “After Silence: Rape and My Journey Back”
    by Nancy Venable Raine.”After Silence is a book that dignifies the human spirit. It should be read by everyone.”
    New York Times Book Review”
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  • “The Rape Poems”
    by Frances Driscoll.”Frances Driscoll’s The Rape Poems is a deeply disturbing, compelling and somehow beautifully rendered sequence of poems, in which a terrible wounding has been transformed by long meditation, careful attention to detail, and superb artistry. Though hers is a landscape one would think would be strewn with the landmines of sentimentality and self-pity, there is never a false step here as she guides us through her nightmare. Of how many books of poetry can one truly say, ‘I could not put this book down until I’d read it through to the end’? This is one of those rare books.”
    Published by: Pleasure Boat Studio: A Literary Press
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  • “Lucky: A Memoir”
    by Alice Sebold”Addressing rape as a larger social issue, Sebold’s account reveals that there are clear emotional boundaries between those who have been victims of violence and those who have not, though the author attempts to blur these lines as much as possible to show that violence touches many more lives than solely the victim’s.”
    Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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  • “Recovering from Rape”
    by Linda A. LedrayA comprehensive handbook for rape survivors and concerned family members, friends, and lovers presents an updated format covering health issues, incest, legal information, Post traumatic Stress Disorder, treatment for sex offenders, and more.
    Available at

  • “The Courage to Heal”
    by Ellen Bass and Laura Davis.The Courage to Heal is an inspiring, comprehensive guide that offers hope and encouragement to every woman who, was sexually abused as a child — and those who care about her. Although the effects of child sexual abuse are long-term and severe, healing is possible.
    Available at

  • “Telling: A Memoir of Rape and Recovery”
    by Patricia Weaver Francisco.Francisco was a happily married 20-something writer and assistant editor when a rapist entered her apartment while her husband was away and brutally raped her. The act itself only took moments (although he spent several hours mentally torturing her), but her recovery took years. Novelist Francisco chronicles that recovery here in a book that is personal and yet universal enough to offer hope to others who have faced similar trauma. Available
    Copyright ?999, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.


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