Pieces of Me: Rescuing My Kidnapped Daughters

Pieces of Me: Rescuing My Kidnapped Daughters

by Lizbeth Meredith

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Overview

In 1994, Lizbeth Meredith said good-bye to her four- and six year-old daughters for a visit with their non-custodial father only to learn days later that they had been kidnapped and taken to their father's home country of Greece.

Twenty-nine and just on the verge of making her dreams of financial independence for her and her daughters come true, Lizbeth now faced a $100,000 problem on a $10 an hour budget. For the next two years fueled by memories of her own childhood kidnapping, Lizbeth traded in her small life for a life more public, traveling to the White House and Greece, and becoming a local media sensation in order to garner interest in her efforts. The generous community of Anchorage becomes Lizbeth's makeshift family—one that is replicated by a growing number of Greeks and expats overseas who help Lizbeth navigate the turbulent path leading back to her daughters.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781631528347
Publisher: She Writes Press
Publication date: 09/20/2016
Pages: 312
Sales rank: 601,967
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Lizbeth Meredith is a writer with a bachelor's degree in journalism and a master's degree in psychology. She has worked as a domestic violence advocate and a child abuse investigator, and with at-risk teens as a juvenile probation supervisor. She blogs at www.lameredith.com, is a contributor to A Girls' Guide To Travelling Alone by Gemma Thompson, and is the author of When Push Comes to Shove: How to Help When Someone You Love Is Being Abused. She lives in Anchorage, Alaska near her two adult daughters.

Table of Contents

Prologue: Aftermath ix

1 Last Visit 1

2 Kidnapping 10

3 Finding Help 24

4 Helping the Help 41

5 Reduced Expectation 53

6 Roots 63

7 The Babies Come 72

8 Breathless 76

9 New Beginning 81

10 Support Trickles In 86

11 Partners in Suffering 95

12 Strike One 107

13 A Year Goes By 125

14 Almost Doesn't Count 142

15 Regroup 166

16 Goodbye Martydom 181

17 Found 199

18 Reunion and Arrest 205

19 Limbo 227

20 The Court Drama 241

21 The Waiting Game 252

22 The Ruling and Plan B 262

23 Back in Alaska 277

24 Epilogue 289

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