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The Queen of Peace Room

by Magie Dominic, read by Ryanne Chisholm
edition: Audiobook
also available: Paperback eBook
tagged: women, sexuality & gender studies, child abuse

What is memory, and where is it stored in the body? Can a room be symbolic of a lifetime?

Memories are like layers of your skin or layers of paint on a canvas. In The Queen of Peace Room, Magie Dominic peels away these layers as she explores her life, that of a Newfoundlander turned New Yorker, an artist and a writer — and frees herself from the …

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Wounded Hearts

Memories of the Halifax Protestant Orphans' Home

by Lois Legge
edition: eBook
tagged: child abuse

Between 1857 and 1970, thousands of children came to live at the Halifax Protestant Orphans’ Home. Some were children whose parents simply didn’t have the means to care for them any longer; others were orphans who had nowhere else to go. Many faced abuse, poverty, and neglect before, during, and after their time in the facility. All were vulner …

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One Good Reason

A Memoir of Addiction and Recovery, Music and Love

by Séan McCann & Andrea Aragon
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
tagged: personal memoirs, child abuse, entertainment & performing arts, composers & musicians

A Globe & Mail Canadian Non-Fiction Bestseller.

This deeply personal memoir, co-written by singer- songwriter, renowned mental health advocate, and recent Order of Canada recipient Séan McCann and wife Andrea Aragon leaves no stone unturned. Detailing in powerful and lyrical prose a Newfoundland childhood indoctrinated in strict Catholic faith, the …

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Alice had a Palace

by Brenda Rae Schoolcraft
edition: Paperback
tagged: child abuse, domestic partner abuse

Based on true life, a story that begged to be told. Dysfunction and abuse on a ten plus scale. Homicidal violence, bank robbery, excitement and intrigue on every page. Described as emotionally riveting, a page turner, armour piercing, this tale of a family destroyed by the storms of abuse will resonate with you long after the last page. Alice my be …

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On South Mountain

The Dark Secrets of the Goler Clan

by David Cruise & Alison Griffiths
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: child abuse

Stories of South Mountain and its notorious Goler Clan are often told in whispers--or not at all.

For over a century, a gruesome pattern of sexual and physical abuse, incest, and psychological torture defined the isolated mountain community, and residents of the nearby Annapolis Valley turned a blind eye. But when a fourteen-year-old South Mountain …

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First Gear

A Motorcycle Memoir

by Lorrie Jorgensen
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
tagged: personal memoirs, lgbt, women, lesbian studies, child abuse

First Gear: A Motorcycle Memoir is a compelling story of childhood physical, emotional and sexual abuse that unrolls as the author, at age 50 and living with Multiple Sclerosis, rides her 2009 Harley-Davidson — named Thelma D. — from Ottawa to Winnipeg and back with a stop off in northern Ontario and a detour into Quebec. During her ride throug …

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Abuse or Punishment?

Violence toward Children in Quebec Families, 1850-1969

by Marie-Aimée Cliche, translated by W. Donald Wilson
edition: eBook
tagged: child abuse

At one time, the use of corporal punishment by parents in child-rearing was considered normal, but in the second half of the nineteenth century this begin to change, in Quebec as well as the rest of the Western world. It was during this period that the extent of ill-treatment inflicted on children—treatment once excused as good child-rearing prac …

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