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Stolen lives :   twenty years in a desert jail book Stolen lives : twenty years in a desert jail
A New York Times Bestseller A Publishers Weekly Bestseller An Oprah's Book Club® Selection Malika Oufkir was the eldest daughter of General Oufkir, the King of Morocco's closest aide. Malika spent most of her childhood and adolescence in the court harem, surrounded by luxury and privilege. In 1972, her father was executed after an attempt to assassinate the king. Malika, her five brothers and sisters, and her mother were immediately imprisoned in a desert penal colo After twenty years, theOufkir children managed to dig a tunnel with their bare hands and make an audacious escape. Malika was finally able to leave Morocco and begin a new life in exile in 1996. Stolen Lives is an unforgettable story of one woman's journey to freedom.

Oufkir, Malika, 1953-
B OUFKIR OUFKIR
A man named Dave :   a story of triumph and forgiveness book A man named Dave : a story of triumph and forgiveness
Dave Pelzer's incredible and inspiring life story has already captured the interest of more than one million readers. A Man Named Dave is the long-awaited conclusion to his trilogy in which he describes how he triumphed over years of physical and emotional abuse from his parents to become a self-accepting and confident adult. Readers of Pelzer's previous two bestsellers await this book -- the first of Pelzer's books to be available in hardcover -- to learn how he finally confronts his pathologically abusive mother and his neglectful, alcoholic father in an effort to turn a childhood marked by rejection and emotional abuse into an adulthood filled with love and acceptance.

Pelzer, David J.
362.7609 PELZER
A child called book A child called
Dave Pelzer shares his unforgettable story of the many abuses he suffered at the hands of his alcoholic mother and the averted eyes of his neglectful father.

Pelzer, David J.
362.7609 PELZER
The lost boy :   a foster child's search for the love of a family book The lost boy : a foster child's search for the love of a family
"The Lost Boy" is the harrowing but ultimately uplifting true story of a boy's journey through the foster-care system in search of a family to love. This is sequel to Dave Pelzer's to "A Child Called "It".

Pelzer, David J.
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A brother's journey :   surviving a childhood of abuse book A brother's journey : surviving a childhood of abuse
The brother of the bestselling author of "A Child Called "It"" reveals the full story of his unspeakable parental abuse.

Pelzer, Richard B.
362.7609 PELZER
Three little words :   a memoir Teen Book Three little words : a memoir
Ashley spent nine years in foster care after being taken away from her mother. She endured many caseworkers, moving from school to school and manipulative, humiliating and abusive treatment from one foster family. See how she survives and eventually thrives against the odds.

Rhodes-Courter, Ashley, 1985-
TEEN B RHODES RHODES
Jesus land a memoir book Jesus land a memoir
This riveting memoir is the story of a 16-year-old girl and her adopted, black, 16-year-old brother in Indiana who are sent to a reform school in the Dominican Republic by their violent father and distant mother more involved with her church's missionaries than her own children.

Scheeres, Julia.
eBOOK OVERDRI
Stitches : a memoir-- book Stitches : a memoir--
The prize-winning children's author depicts a childhood from hell in this searing yet redemptive graphic memoir. Recalling Running with Scissors with its ability to evoke the trauma of a childhood lost, Stitches will transform adolescent and adult readers alike with its deeply liberating vision.

Small, David, 1945-
BIO SMALL SMALL
A girl's life online Teen Book A girl's life online
In A Girl's Life Online,Tarbox, now eighteen, tells her story-an eye-opening tale of one teenager's descent into the seductive world of the Internet. Tarbox's harrowing experience with her online boyfriend would affect her life for years to come and result in her becoming the first "unnamed minor" to test a federal law enacted to protect kids from online sexual predators. In an age when a new generation is growing up online, Tarbox's memoir is a cautionary tale for the Internet Age.

Tarbox, Katherine.
TEEN B TARBOX TARBOX
The glass castle :   a memoir book The glass castle : a memoir
A remarkable memoir of resilience and redemption, and a revelatory look into a family at once deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant. When sober, Jeannette's brilliant and charismatic father captured his children's imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and how to embrace life fearlessly. But when he drank, he was dishonest and destructive. Her mother was a free spirit who abhorred the idea of domesticity and didn't want the responsibility of raising a family. The Walls children learned to take care of themselves. They fed, clothed, and protected one another, and eventually found their way to New York. Their parents followed them, choosing to be homeless even as their children prospered.

Walls, Jeannette.
B WALLS WALLS
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