Two remarkable books by a very remarkable woman named Stacey Danson. I recommend these without qualification to anyone who has been sexually abused, know anyone who has, works with sexually abused children, street kids or people who used to live on the streets as kids.
Stacey Danson is, to put it quite simply, a very remarkable woman. A victim of horrible sexual abuse at the hands of her monster mother, a runaway at age eleven who spent 5 years on the streets of Sidney, Australia, she is far, far more than a survivor, she is an overcomer. A recovering addict and alcoholic, she is one of the most compassionate women I know (and also one of the funniest and plain-talking), a mother and soon-to-be-grandmother with one of the strongest will-to-live of anyone I've known in my 77 years of life.
I reviewed her "Empty Chairs" back in January of last year. I just reviewed its sequel, "Faint Echoes of Laughter" here on my book blog and on amazon.com. Pick up your paperback and Kindle copy now, and recommend both books to everyone you know. You'll be very glad you did.
These are both 5 star reads.