A Mother's Reckoning

Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy
Awards:New York Times Bestseller
Original Publish Date: Feb 15, 2016
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Product Number: Z100100620
Released: Feb 15, 2016
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ISBN: #9780147526724
Narrator/s: Sue Klebold
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The acclaimed New York Times bestseller by Sue Klebold, mother of one of the Columbine shooters, about living in the aftermath of Columbine. On April 20, 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold walked into Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. Over the course of minutes, they would kill twelve students and a teacher and wound twenty-four others before taking their own lives. For the last sixteen years, Sue Klebold, Dylan's mother, has lived with the indescribable grief and shame of that day. How could her child, the promising young man she had loved and raised, be responsible for such horror? And how, as his mother, had she not known something was wrong? Were there subtle signs she had missed? What, if anything, could she have done differently? These are questions that Klebold has grappled with every day since the Columbine tragedy. In A Mother's Reckoning, she chronicles with unflinching honesty her journey as a mother trying to come to terms with the incomprehensible. In the hope that the insights and understanding she has gained may help other families recognize when a child is in distress, she tells her story in full, drawing upon her personal journals, the videos and writings that Dylan left behind, and on countless interviews with mental health experts. Filled with hard-won wisdom and compassion, A Mother's Reckoning is a powerful and haunting book that sheds light on one of the most pressing issues of our time. And with fresh wounds from the Newtown and Charleston shootings, never has the need for understanding been more urgent. Includes a PDF of acknowledgments and resources from the book. All author profits from the book will be donated to research and to charitable organizations focusing on mental health issues. — Washington Post, Best Memoirs of 2016

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Product Number EB00619362
Released: Feb 15, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: #9781101902769

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"Sixteen years after the Columbine High School massacre, the mother of Dylan Klebold, one of the two killers, delivers a riveting memoir, made all the stronger in Sue Klebold's fine narration. From the start, when she gets a frantic call from her husband that gunmen are at the school, her urgent tone pulls listeners into the shocks to come. Months later, when evidence at the sheriff's office dashes their slim hope that Dylan might have been coerced, Klebold matter-of-factly repeats the chilling chronology of the boys' crimes, conveying her hate of what her son did even as she loves the boy he had been. And at the end, her call to remove the stigma from "brain illness"--so troubled children can get help--comes through loud and clear. P.G. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"

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