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If I Am Missing or Dead

A Sister's Story of Love, Murder, and Liberation

By Janine Latus

If I Am Missing or Dead
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  • Hardcover: Apr 2007,
    320 pages.
    Paperback: Apr 2008,
    336 pages.

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At once a confession, a call to break the cycle of domestic abuse, and a deeply felt love letter to the author's baby sister

A great many memoirs written by victims of domestic violence are published every year. A few make it big, sometimes landing on the bestseller lists; however many sell only a handful of copies (but, one hopes, serve as a cathartic experience for the writer). It's not that readers have their collective heads in the sand about domestic violence and aren't interested in the subject, it's simply that the book market is awash with memoirs written by victims of domestic abuse and, although it is terrible to admit it, after reading a few, the storylines start to blur into one another as the same patterns of behavior are repeated in book after book.

Even if you feel you've read your fill of 'misery memoirs', take a look at If I Am Missing or Dead, which ...

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