Reviewed in the United States on September 27, 2022
I couldn’t stop reading it once I started, and stayed up the whole night. It took me hours to read this book. It also made me realize that even though it is difficult to be a survivor, you can be one. It takes courage to write a book so deeply related to your life and experiences. Huge respect for the writer.
This book is extremely well written in a way that allows the reader to connect to the story being told. I finished the book within two days of receiving it. I will be shopping for other books written by Larry Franklin
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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