Can You Hear Me Now?

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First published as only parts of her life, this book brings together the full life story of the woman known as Annie O'Sullivan. Horribly abused at the hand of her father, it is a collection of essays, letters and journal entries that graphically recount memories of her life as a confused child and young adult as she careened through life without compass, to ultimately, and against all odds, prosper.

Culminating in the event that brought a degree of closure to her torture, ...

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Overview

First published as only parts of her life, this book brings together the full life story of the woman known as Annie O'Sullivan. Horribly abused at the hand of her father, it is a collection of essays, letters and journal entries that graphically recount memories of her life as a confused child and young adult as she careened through life without compass, to ultimately, and against all odds, prosper.

Culminating in the event that brought a degree of closure to her torture, O'Sullivan brings the reader on an intimate life journey through the eyes of this child's misunderstanding, will to persevere and desire to seek goodness despite her circumstances.

Terrifying, infuriating and uplifting, this book touches not only survivors; but parents, child-care workers and teachers; reminding us of the true vulnerability of children and our collective responsibility to protect them all.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781926760698
  • Publisher: Central Avenue Marketing, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 4/9/2012
  • Pages: 254
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Meet the Author

Annie O’Sullivan served in the United States Marine Corps and following a hospital stay and two years of disability she went on to log ten years of counselling. She has since earned two Masters degrees and maintains a rewarding career in land management. Her own successful family has grown to include multiple grandchildren, dogs, cats and several fish - all happy and well.
Against The Odds: Life Is Good.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2012

    Courageous

    Sometimed painful toread

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2013

    Annie O¿Sullivan¿s Can You Hear Me Now is a haunting story that

    Annie O’Sullivan’s Can You Hear Me Now is a haunting story that I will never forget. This story of a little girl and the abuse she suffered is heartbreaking. I like that the story was told in the present tense, as if everything is happening right now. As the reader, I felt like I was walking on Annie’s journey with her. It made the story even more compelling because I could see each action and feel her emotions as if I was there with her.

    Annie is very brave to have written such a personal and powerful story about her life and the abuse she suffered by the hands of her father. The courage and commitment to picking her life up and standing up against child abuse is amazing and admirable. I truly enjoyed reading about Annie’s survival. It is encouraging to me to learn about what it took for her to get to where she is today.

    Although this story is hard to read in some parts because Annie does not dumb down or minimize the abuse that she suffered, it is an incredible story because it is a true story about a courageous person. There is a lot that we can take from Annie’s story. One thing I was able to take from her story is the encouragement to speak up and speak out about child abuse. If you know someone who is suffering, or someone has suffered and is afraid to speak out, encourage them to. Can You Hear Me Now is about speaking up and speaking loudly. Bravo Annie, for your courage and strength in speaking up and telling your story! I hear you. We all do. - Review by Felicia Johnson, Author of "Her"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2013

    I read this book with some trepidation because, as a child abuse

    I read this book with some trepidation because, as a child abuse victim myself, I was afraid of triggering long buried memories that I never want to revisit.
    I overcame those fears because I actually lived in the same community with Annie and knew her and her father during her teen years when much of her abuse occurred. I knew nothing of her abuse at the time, and she knew nothing of mine. That's how well kept these types of secrets are by the families who harbor them.
    Long story short, I ran into Annie again on Facebook about a year ago and, only then, became aware of her horrible past and amazing recovery.
    The book is a well written documentation of child abuse at it's most horrific. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone who is squeamish about child abuse, incest, or animal cruelty. I would recommend it to anyone willing to face the truth about the ugly disease of child abuse afflicting so many innocent victims within our society.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2012

    great book

    great book, but sad... anyone going thru any type of abuse should read it.

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