Somebody S Mother Somebody S Daughter

Somebody S Mother Somebody S Daughter

Somebody S Mother Somebody S Daughter

Much has been written about the brutal crimes of Peter Sutcliffe, the Yorkshire Ripper, and - thirty-five years after he was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of thirteen women - scarcely a week goes by without some mention of him in the media. In any story featuring Sutcliffe, however, his victims are incidental, often reduced to a tableau of nameless faces. But each woman was much more than the manner of her death, and in Somebody's Mother, Somebody's Daughter, Carol Ann Lee tells, for the first time, the stories of those women who came into Sutcliffe's murderous orbit, restoring their individuality to them and giving a voice to their families, including the twenty-three children whom he left motherless. Based on previously unpublished material and fresh, first-hand interviews the book examines the Yorkshire Ripper story from a new perspective: focusing on the women and putting the reader in a similar position to those who lived through that time. The killer, although we know his identity, remains a shadowy figure throughout, present only as the perpetrator of the attacks. By talking to survivors and their families, and to the families of the murdered women, Carol Ann Lee gets to the core truths of their lives and experiences, not only at the hands of Sutcliffe but also with the Yorkshire Police and their crass and ham-fisted handling of the case, where the women were put into two categories: prostitutes and non-prostitutes. In this book they are, simply, women, and all have moving backstories. The grim reality is that not enough has changed within society to make the angle this book takes on the Yorkshire Ripper case a purely historical one. Recent news stories have shown that women and girls who come forward to report serious crimes of a sexual nature are often judged as harshly - and often more so - than the men who have wronged them. The Rochdale sex abuse scandal, the allegations against Harvey Weinstein, and the US President's deplorable comments about women are vivid reminders that those in positions of power regard women as second class citizens. At the same time, the discussions arising from these recent stories, and much of the reporting, show that women are judged today as much on their preferences, habits and appearance as they were at the time of the Yorkshire Ripper attacks. The son of Wilma McCann, Sutcliffe's first known murder victim, told the author, 'We still have a very long way to go' and in that regard he is correct. Hard-hitting and wholly unique in approach, this timely book sheds new light on a case that still grips the nation.

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Genre : True Crime
Author : Carol Ann Lee
Publisher : Michael O'Mara Books
Release : 2019-03-21
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 9781782439257


Somebody S Daughter

Somebody S Daughter

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “This is a book people will be talking about forever.” —Glennon Doyle, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Untamed “Ford’s wrenchingly brilliant memoir is truly a classic in the making. The writing is so richly observed and so suffused with love and yearning that I kept forgetting to breathe while reading it.” —John Green, #1 New York Times bestselling author One of the most prominent voices of her generation debuts with an extraordinarily powerful memoir: the story of a childhood defined by the looming absence of her incarcerated father. Through poverty, adolescence, and a fraught relationship with her mother, Ashley C. Ford wishes she could turn to her father for hope and encouragement. There are just a few problems: he’s in prison, and she doesn’t know what he did to end up there. She doesn’t know how to deal with the incessant worries that keep her up at night, or how to handle the changes in her body that draw unwanted attention from men. In her search for unconditional love, Ashley begins dating a boy her mother hates. When the relationship turns sour, he assaults her. Still reeling from the rape, which she keeps secret from her family, Ashley desperately searches for meaning in the chaos. Then, her grandmother reveals the truth about her father’s incarceration . . . and Ashley’s entire world is turned upside down. Somebody’s Daughter steps into the world of growing up a poor Black girl in Indiana with a family fragmented by incarceration, exploring how isolating and complex such a childhood can be. As Ashley battles her body and her environment, she embarks on a powerful journey to find the threads between who she is and what she was born into, and the complicated familial love that often binds them.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Ashley C. Ford
Publisher : Flatiron Books: An Oprah Book
Release : 2021-06-01
Total Pages : 304 Pages
ISBN : 9781250245304


Herald And Presbyter

Herald And Presbyter

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Publisher :
Release : 1915
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : UTEXAS:059172113918251


Somebody S Daughter

Somebody S Daughter

A "heartwarming and heartbreaking"* story of a Korean American girl's search for her roots Somebody's Daughter is the story of nineteen-year-old Sarah Thorson, who was adopted as a baby by a Lutheran couple in the Midwest. After dropping out of college, she decides to study in Korea and becomes more and more intrigued by her Korean heritage, eventually embarking on a crusade to find her birth mother. Paralleling Sarah's story is that of Kyung-sook, who was forced by difficult circumstances to let her baby be swept away from her immediately after birth, but who has always longed for her lost child.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Marie Myung-Ok Lee
Publisher : Beacon Press
Release : 2006-04-01
Total Pages : 280 Pages
ISBN : 0807083895


Summary Of Somebody S Daughter By Ashley C Ford

Summary Of Somebody S Daughter By Ashley C Ford

Notice to Readers This is not the main book; it is just a summary by Kala Wilson. It is not meant to replace the original book. RECAP OF THE BOOK There was Mama, the loving mother we knew before whatever sparked her ire, and then there was Mother who showed up in her place. The Mother pulled me from the bed, dragged me into our small kitchen, pointed one long finger, a beautiful one that sometimes belonged to my real mother, toward the open trash can. The same woman who'd told my mother, "Sometimes I feel so close to Ashley, it's like I gave birth to her myself." I knew, from hearing the story over and over, my mother had responded, "Well, you didn't." I didn't want to get into trouble, but that feeling was outweighed by the much closer and nagging fear I'd crossed some door into a place I wouldn't be able to come back from. I didn't realize I wasn't supposed to know or repeat the things my mother and grandmother gossiped about, until about a year later when a woman had come knocking at the door. My mother could not fathom what kind of good Christian woman would end the life of a child, even if she was in no position to provide for him, and my mother very much wanted to be a good Christian woman. GET A COPY OF THIS SUMMARY TO KNOW MORE

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Author : Kala Wilson
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Release : 2021-06
Total Pages : 41 Pages
ISBN : 9798513649434


Somebody S Daughter

Somebody S Daughter

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Genre : Daughters in literature
Author : Petra M. Bagley
Publisher :
Release : 1996
Total Pages : 180 Pages
ISBN : UVA:X004021764


The Phrenological Journal And Science Of Health

The Phrenological Journal And Science Of Health

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Genre : Phrenology
Author :
Publisher :
Release : 1888
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : CORNELL:31924057441549


A Revised Edition Of The Ordinances Of The Government Of Ceylon

A Revised Edition Of The Ordinances Of The Government Of Ceylon

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Genre : Statutes
Author : Ceylon
Publisher :
Release : 1894
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : NYPL:33433008041349


Somebody S Mother

Somebody S Mother

Poems offer a humorous look at the relationship between mothers and their teenage children and cover fashion, chores, dating, cars, and holidays

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Genre : Humor
Author : Susan Fulop Kepner
Publisher :
Release : 1987
Total Pages : 63 Pages
ISBN : 0894070886


The American Library Of Art Literature And Song

The American Library Of Art Literature And Song

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Genre : Literature
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Release : 1886
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015030884913