The Unbreakable Child, as memoir about forgiving the unforgivable
Coming October 1st 2010
Kim Michele Richardson's ground breaking memoir about growing up during the 60’s in a rural Roman Catholic orphanage run by nuns and a priest. It interweaves present-day with past, where Kim and other children suffered brutal childhood abuses. These abuses finally came to light in 2004 through a nationally recognized lawsuit initiated by attorney William McMurry. This man of courage stepped forward in the cause of justice, and Kim and forty-four former orphans (including her sister) were the first in United States history to receive monetary settlement from a Roman Catholic order of nuns, arising out of decades of institutional abuse.
The Unbreakable Child reveals past lies coming to surface, exposes the Roman Catholic Church's clergy; those who cloaked Evil with His veil to mask their evil deeds and shows how the buried past can return to heal the present, both triumphant and frightening.
The Unbreakable Child is a story that has yet to be told anywhere in the country.
... a beautifully told story about strength and an enduring faith that can lead but one place: to forgiveness. ` Booklist, starred review
The Unbreakable Child is an act of courage, a book that insists on the primacy of justice, no matter how long the delay. Kim Michele Richardson, an author determined to give traumatic memories a rightful meaning, is one indestructible woman.” - Jason Berry, Vows of Silence
“A harrowing, but beautifully crafted saga of one woman’s courageous fight against evil, and her victory over the greatest titan in history–the Catholic church. This is a book that will haunt you.” — Alanna Nash, author, “The Colonel.”
“This is a gripping account not just of horrific betrayal but also of heroic recovery.” –David Clohessy, Director of SNAP, named People Magazine’s 25 “Most Intriguing People.” 2003
“The Unbreakable Child is not so much a tragic tale as it is a testament to the resilience of human nature and the fighting spirit residing somewhere in each of us. In recounting her childhood abuse at the hands of those we most revere and put our trust in, Kim encourages victims everywhere to stand up to the bullies and bully pulpits that dictate to us and misuse positions of authority. The Unbreakable Child is more than a wakeup call for the Catholic Church and child care institutions; it’s a rally cry for the rest of us to hold our religious, legal and political authorities accountable.” –Greg Barrett, Veteran Journalist and Author of The Gospel of Father Joe
“The Unbreakable Child is the most powerful story I’ve read in a long time. You’ll feel her pain and her triumph, and be reminded that the human spirit is resilient beyond all reason. This book will change you” –Jenna Glatzer, Author of Celine Dion: For Keeps
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Title: The Unbreakable Child, a memoir about forgiving the unforgivable
Author: Kim Michele Richardson
ISBN 13: 9781933016-91-7 ISBN 10: 1933016-91-4
Paperback / Price 15.95
Category: True Crime/ Memoir
Release date: October 1st 2010
Publisher: BEHLER PUBLICATIONS