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The Castleton Massacre

Survivors’ Stories of the Killins Femicide

by Sharon Anne Cook & Margaret Carson
edition: Paperback
tagged: historical, domestic partner abuse

A former United Church minister massacres his family. What led to this act of femicide, and why were his victims forgotten?

On May 2, 1963, Robert Killins, a former United Church minister, slaughtered every woman in his family but one. She (and her brother) lived to tell the story of what motivated a talented man who had been widely admired, a schol …

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Insurgent Love

Abolition and Domestic Homicide

by Ardath Whynacht
edition: eBook
tagged: domestic partner abuse, criminology

 

Domestic homicide is violence that strikes within our most intimate relations. The most common strategy for addressing this kind of transgression relies on policing and prisons. But through examining commonly accepted typologies of high-risk intimate partner violence, Ardath Whynacht shows that policing can be understood as part of the same root p …

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Persephone's Children

A Life in Fragments

by Rowan McCandless
edition: eBook
tagged: personal memoirs, essays, domestic partner abuse, african american & black

Co-Winner of 2022 Eileen McTavish Sykes Award for Best First Book

After years of secrecy and silence, Rowan McCandless leaves an abusive relationship and rediscovers her voice and identity through writing.

She was never to lie to him. She was never to leave him; and she was never supposed to tell.

Persephone’s Children chronicles Rowan McCandless’ …

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Confessions of an Animal Rights Terrorist

by Karen Levenson
edition: Paperback
tagged: animal rights, domestic partner abuse, social activists

A searing memoir of an animal rights campaigner’s effort to stop Canada’s seal hunt, while handling domestic abuse and her partner’s long-term illness.
When two government agents asked Karen Levenson whether she knew any terrorists or was one herself, she couldn’t have been more astonished. Passionately and professionally engaged in the st …

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Heal Your Kids, Heal Your Heart

The Mom's Guide to Thrive after Loss, Trauma & Abuse

by Natalie Pereman
edition: Paperback
tagged: domestic partner abuse, dysfunctional families

Your kids can recover from the damaging effects of domestic violence.

Have you left the abusive relationship but find yourself still feeling like your kids will never be the same again? Is counseling not giving you the healing results you hoped for? Childhood trauma and PTSD are debilitating, not only for the child but also for the parents who watch …

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I Left My Toxic Relationship –Now What?

The Step-By-Step Guide to Starting Over and Living on Your Own

by Heather J. Kent
edition: Paperback
tagged: divorce & separation, domestic partner abuse, abuse

I Left My Toxic Relationship – Now What? helps women who are overwhelmed with how to rebuild their life after leaving a toxic and abusive relationship.

I Left My Toxic Relationship – Now What? teaches women how to live on their own again and how not to feel scared or daunted of being alone. It provides the roadmap for independence with active st …

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Borderline Shine

A Memoir

by Connie Greshner, foreword by Theresa Therriault
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
tagged: personal memoirs, dysfunctional families, mental health, domestic partner abuse

A therapist's story of complex trauma and her remarkable journey to recovery.

When Connie Greshner was eight years old, her father walked into a bar in Ponoka, Alberta, and shot her mother. So began a young life defined by trauma. From Catholic boarding school in Kansas to the streets of the Downtown Eastside in Vancouver, Connie travelled in pursui …

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