Redemption: A Story of Sisterhood, Survival, and Finding Freedom Behind Bars

Redemption: A Story of Sisterhood, Survival, and Finding Freedom Behind Bars

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by Stacey Lannert
     
 

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"When I decided to look, I found more love and compassion than I ever imagined existed. Most significantly, I found forgiveness. I might even call it redemption."
On July 4, 1990, eighteen-year-old Stacey Lannert shot and killed her father, who had been sexually abusing her since she was eight. Missouri state law, a disbelieving prosecutor, and Stacey&rsquo…  See more details below

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"When I decided to look, I found more love and compassion than I ever imagined existed. Most significantly, I found forgiveness. I might even call it redemption."
On July 4, 1990, eighteen-year-old Stacey Lannert shot and killed her father, who had been sexually abusing her since she was eight. Missouri state law, a disbelieving prosecutor, and Stacey’s own fragile psyche conspired against her: She was found guilty of first-degree murder and sentenced to life without parole. 
   Redemption is Stacey’s candid memoir of her harrowing childhood and the pain and protective love of her sister that led her to that horrifying night. It is also an extraordinary portrait of what happened after she found herself in prison and how she grew determined to live positively, even triumphantly, despite her circumstances. Ultimately, and most profoundly, she learned the healing power of forgiveness. 
   After spending as many years in prison as she had out of it, on January 10, 2009, outgoing Missouri governor Matt Blunt commuted Stacey’s life sentence. Six days later she walked out of the gates a free woman.
   Redemption is the story of how Stacey learned to be free while living behind bars. It is a coming-of-age story set in a parallel universe of a maximum-security prison. And, it is a story of sisterhood, courage, and justice finally served.

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"This real-life tale, as dramatic as any movie, of Stacey Lannert and her struggle to survive violent sexual assault and the devastating aftermath raises intense issues of crime, culpability and the nature of violence and families. It's a devastating and important subject, beautifully told."--Naomi Wolf

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307592132
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/08/2011
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.40(d)

Meet the Author

STACEY LANNERT was born in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1972. In 1992 she was convicted of murder in the first degree and sentenced to life in prison. On January 10, 2009, she was commuted and released. She is currently living and working in St. Louis, where she trains dogs, teaches, and has founded Healing Sisters (http://healingsisters.org), a resource website and nonprofit agency that raises awareness about sexual abuse and helps women support one another.

KRISTEN KEMP is a longtime writer for Glamour, Self, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, and many other publications. She and her husband are raising three children in the suburbs of New York City, where she has founded a parenting website called Barista Kids (http://kids.baristanet.com). She has written several books and is the editor of the Healing Sisters blog.

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Redemption: A Story of Sisterhood, Survival, and Finding Freedom Behind Bars 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed this book. Amazing story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Riveting,amazing , well done- can't even start a new book yet - need to let this one stay in my head alone for awhile
MNGirl78 More than 1 year ago
She did a great job telling her story. I had a tough time putting this book down. It is hard to believe that such terrible things are happening to children.
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Read this in 3 days. My heart goes out to abuse victims. They are scarred for life.
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CLoRusso More than 1 year ago
This book was very good, gave a good look into what really happened in Ms. Lannert's life.
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