A pen drawing of a auto wreck in 1950 that killed my father, brother, two cousins, grandfather, and girlfriend. The drawing was made by Wil Maring.
Megan Arns 5.0 out of 5 stars Compelling Story of Survival and a Path to Healing Franklin’s horrific story reminds us that humans have the capacity to inflict life-long harm upon each other through physical and sexual abuse. While his previous works hint at his past, Franklin’s memoir is the unthinkable full story. Through great courageContinue reading “Powerful Review”
BY LARRY L. FRANKLIN ‧ RELEASE DATE: APRIL 29, 2022 Kirkus Review Franklin recounts his childhood abuse and his path to recovery. Franklin, whose last book was The Black River (2020), repressed memories of his difficult youth until his mother revealed that his father never loved him. For most of his young life, Franklin says he was physically and emotionallyContinue reading “Victims Make the Best Birdhouses”
From Victim to Victorious I read this book in one day. I couldn’t put it down. It’s an amazing, honest and heart wrenching account of childhood abuse. It’s also a story of hard work to gain control of one’s life. Larry speaks of his journey with a voice of clarity and new found self-awareness. WhileContinue reading “Review — Victims Make the Best Birdhouses.”
Featured Reviews Janalyn P, Reviewer “Victims make the best bird houses, “we need Larry Franklin a family man with a long marriage and two daughters who he loves. He barely remembered his own father due to him and his older brother been killed in a car accident when he was seven. So at 50 whenContinue reading “Featured Reviews”
Review by Rebecca I highly recommend this book. It is a raw, open, transparent memoir detailing Mr. Franklin’s journey of discovery, despair, recovery and reconciliation with who he is and the trauma he endured as a child. I thing what’s truly fascinating is his resiliency and perseverance to find good in his own (adult) life.Continue reading ““This book is gripping, inspiring, and details the complexity of abuse, trauma, and recovery.””