What Peace There May Be: A Memoir

What Peace There May Be A Memoir Young Susanna doesn t know anything other than the family environment that has been created for her a system without regard for society or man s laws Raised in a sequestered home in a busy city neighb

  • Title: What Peace There May Be: A Memoir
  • Author: Susanna Barlow
  • ISBN: 9780595407774
  • Page: 207
  • Format: Paperback
  • Young Susanna doesn t know anything other than the family environment that has been created for her a system without regard for society or man s laws Raised in a sequestered home in a busy city neighborhood, everything beyond the front gate is off limits The isolation proves to be a breeding ground for abuse, and Susanna struggles to reconcile her desire to escape and heYoung Susanna doesn t know anything other than the family environment that has been created for her a system without regard for society or man s laws Raised in a sequestered home in a busy city neighborhood, everything beyond the front gate is off limits The isolation proves to be a breeding ground for abuse, and Susanna struggles to reconcile her desire to escape and her need to belong The book recounts six critical years in Susanna s life as she comes to terms with her conditions This coming of age story is as much a testament to survival as it is to surrender Pushed to the limits of her coping abilities, Susanna tries anything she can to bring about the peace that seems always out of reach In an impulsive moment and an act of daring she contacts a newspaper journalist and finds herself in a predicament she never before considered That decision becomes the impetus that propels her finally to where she wants to be and to find what was always there In this honest memoir, the author conveys the deep struggles she must face to navigate her unusual childhood and to overcome obstacles of abuse as well as the isolation that polygamy requires It is a journey that challenges the strength of hope and proves that the smallest acts can wield the mightiest power 2010 National Indie Excellence Award Finalist in the Memoir Category What Peace There May Be by Susanna Barlow The triumphant story of one child s quest to find freedom

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    About “Susanna Barlow

    • Susanna Barlow

      Susanna Barlow is a writer living in Bluffdale Utah She is currently working on her second memoir and a short story collection about polygamy in the 1930 s and 40 s She lives with her husband, six children and a dog.

    826 thoughts on “What Peace There May Be: A Memoir

    • This was a run on sentence of a book with no discernable objective. I kept reading hoping that the author would eventually make an evaluation or help the reader understand a lesson learned or something. Instead it was a sequence of secrets exposed; period. It seems like the author is afraid of pointing fingers at the church in which she was raised, or at polygamy or even at her parents and so simply describes in great detail the abuse suffered in the household. The reader needs something to gain [...]


    • This is the story of a current polygomous family and the horrible abuseby the main wife. Told from the perspective of a young daughter who finds a way to overcome the drudgery and abuse. Quite well done.


    • This book haunted me a little. In my neighborhood growing up down the street was a polygamist family and this story reminded me of how the kids acted. I was the person on the outside of the window and it was so sad to hear what it was like on the inside. It was sad but a good insight to that lifestyle from the children's point of view. Child abuse no matter what kind of family life you live in is just sad because kids should get to be kids happy and carefree.


    • This book is the story of women raised in a dysfunctional and abusive polygamous home. It was hearbreaking and disturbing, but shows the strength of the human spirit to rise above the worst circumstances.







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