Domestic Violence Booklist
Fiction and Nonfiiction related to all aspects of the weather.Annotations are from Advance, the Ingram Book Magazine, unless noted.
- The Woman Who Walked Into Doors
Author: Doyle, Roddy
Publisher: Viking $ 22.95 ISBN: 0670867756 Date: 1996
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Doyle's 1993 Booker Prize-winning Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha was hailed as "a small, resonant masterpiece . . . heartbreakingly right" (Entertainment Weekly). His latest book, his richest work yet, will astonish readers with its heartrending story of a woman struggling to reclaim her dignity after marriage to an abusive husband and a worsening drinking problem.
- Bellows Falls
Author: Mayor, Archer
Publisher: Mysterious List Price: $ 22 ISBN: 08902966378 Date: 1997
Vermont homicide detective Joe Gunther takes on a disturbing case of spousal abuse, police corruption and murder in his latest outing. Asked to conduct a minor Internal Affairs investigation in Bellows Falls, Gunther has to work quickly to separate fact from fiction - but nothing he's heard will prepare him for what he's about to see.
Suggested Reading: Cops
Author: Plain, Belva
Publisher: Delacorte $ 22.95 ISBN: 0385299281 Date: 1993
Plain tells an engrossing tale of a contemporary family and the realities that lie below the surface of their perfect lives. A woman is unable to admit to anyone, much to herself, that her idyllic life is based on a lie. She struggles to free herself from a cycle of violence, contrition, and more violence--and finally emerges in triumph.
- Harm Done: Inspector Wexford
Author: Rendell, Ruth
Publisher: Crown List Price: $ 24 ISBN: 060960547x Date: 1999
Inspector Wexford is plunged into the ubiquitous, secretive realm of domestic violence, where meting out justice is a complex and often delicate business. He knows that these hidden family dramas of humiliation and violence may spill their bounds - and death will claim another victim.
- Crows Over a Wheatfield
Author: Sharp, Paula
Publisher: Hyperion $ 22.95 ISBN: 0786861177 Date: 2005
Timely, provocative, and fine-tuned emotionally--written with an insider's knowledge of the legal system--this new novel by the author of The Woman Who Was Not All There tells a tautly dramatic, emotionally overwhelming story about how domestic violence destroys families.
- What Jamie Saw
Author: Coman, Carolyn
Publisher: Front Street $ 15.95 ISBN: 1886910022 Date: 1995
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Newbery Honor Book | National Book Award Finalist
Having fled to a family friend's hillside trailer after his mother's boyfriend tried to throw his baby sister against a wall, nine-year-old Jamie finds himself living an existence full of uncertainty and fear.
- Next Time She'll Be Dead: Battering and How to Stop It
Author: Jones, Ann
Publisher: Beacon $ 22 ISBN: 0807067709 Date: 2005
Citing numerous recent cases, Jones shows that judges, police, journalists, ane even many feminists still hold women themselves responsible for appeasing men and absorbing their violence. An eye-opening book for everyone.
- The Stalking of Kristin: A Father Investigates the Murder of his Daughter
Author: Lardner, George
Publisher: Atlantic $ 23 ISBN: 0871136139 Date: 1995
Based on Lardner's Pulitzer Prize-winning article in the Washington Post, this book tells a poignant and wrenching story of senseless murder--and provides readers with a pointed discussion of the tragic flaws in the justice system and its failure to take domestic violence seriously.
- Not to People Like Us: Hidden Abuse in Upscale Marriages
Author: Weitzman, Susan
Publisher: Basic $ 15 ISBN: 0465097045 Date: 2005
Annotated lists of books receiving at least one starred review from one of four major review sources: Booklist, Kirkus, LJ and PW.