Emily: Out of My Mother's Darkness

Emily: Out of My Mother's Darkness

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by Janie Lancaster
     
 
Autobiographical / Realistic Fiction: A book of courage, hope and healing.

Join Emily as she opens a forbidden cedar chest, unlocks a Chinese box and discovers dark secrets. Share in her struggle to climb out of her mother's darkness.

Emily: Out of My Mother's Darkness is a work of autobiographical fiction. Traumatic emotional events from Janie's

Overview

Autobiographical / Realistic Fiction: A book of courage, hope and healing.

Join Emily as she opens a forbidden cedar chest, unlocks a Chinese box and discovers dark secrets. Share in her struggle to climb out of her mother's darkness.

Emily: Out of My Mother's Darkness is a work of autobiographical fiction. Traumatic emotional events from Janie's life were woven into her book. Writing this novel helped her to reflect on her past and deepen her identity.

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Editorial Reviews

Dore E. Francess
Great book. Powerful writing. Haunting words. I have read many books about abuse.This one focuses on the truly dark secrets and the struggles that continued to cling for a very long time. Dore E. Francess, M.A. Horizon Family Solutions, LLC

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015143928
Publisher:
Jane L. Lancaster
Publication date:
10/01/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
136
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

Janie, a survivor of cumulative childhood traumas, is an expert in the field of integrative, therapeutic self-healing through expressive writing and art therapy. She has reclaimed her power through intensive creative exploration and extensive research on trauma and recovery. She is a prolific, versatile writer that takes her readers from dreams to fairy tales, down to the depths of despair and onto survival. Janie plans to share her therapeutic-writing journey with her readers by giving lectures and teaching seminars for schools and women's groups.

Note from the author:
The book of Emily was a submarine that would not be sunk. Every time I tried to sink this book it kept coming to the surface, demanding to be written, demanding to be published. I didn't want to write about the deep sadness of my adolescent years. I didn't want to look at it, or relive the pain. And I didn't want to tell on my mom or face the anger of some of my relatives who didn't want me to publish this book.

During the writing of this book I wanted to rescue Emily. But the story was character driven and she would only let me go so far. The character had a story to tell and she didn't want me to interfere.

It wasn't until I published Emily that I realized how healing it was to my inner child and that the story was written by a child who was rendered silent at an early age. I was that Silenced Child. The fictional character of Emily was the cloth and my life story was the thread that wove the tiny stitches of Emily's story.

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Emily: Out of My Mother's Darkness 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really feel that most everyone can identify with the life + challenges that Emily experienced. the characters are warm, believable &u inviting.  I believe after reading the book one feels more inclined to connect with their inner child (a great emotional process)! this is a must read and a must SHARE ;-) Enjoy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Emily is a great story about a young girl finds her way despite the challenges of a dysfunctional family. I think no matter your age, you will find the story captivating!