Gorgeous, Descriptive, and Honest

Larry Franklin wrote the bravest, most candid story about abuse I have ever heard or read. I was privileged to witness many accounts during my five years as a therapist at the Monterey Country Rape Crisis Center and this book stands out. Larry’s gorgeous writing pulled me in immediately. I plowed through the book in one sitting. At first, I wanted to find out what happened but then fell in love with Larry’s gift of language in his descriptive chronicle. I could see the visuals he described, hear the dialogue spoken. I loved the healing journey with his therapist, wife, mother, and younger self. It brought me to tears with admiration for his dedication. Larry continued his work through mental health and physical challenges that would have leveled most humans. In the world of trauma and grace, this book is an epic inspiration.

Amy Somers, LPCC, MFA

Published by llfranklin12

Larry L Franklin holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music from the University of Illinois and Southern Illinois University. He performed in the U.S. Navy Band located in Washington, D.C. from 1967 to 1971. From 1972 to 1975, he taught music at Southern Illinois University. In 1976, he completed requirements for a certified financial planner designation and maintained a successful investment business until 2007 when he retired to devote his energies to writing. In 2003, he received an MFA in Creative Non-Fiction from Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland. Franklin is the author of “Mnemosyne: A Love Affair with Memory,” published by Xlibris; “The Rita Nitz Story: A Life without Parole,” published by Southern Illinois University Press; “Cherry Blossoms & Barron Plains: A woman’s journey from mental illness to a prison cell,” published by Chipmunka Publishing Company; and “Supermax Prison: Controlling the most dangerous criminals,” published by History Publishing Company. He currently resides in southern Illinois with his wife, Paula.

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