Redemption

Redemption

by Stacey Lannert

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Redemption by Stacey Lannert

"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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307592149
Publisher: Crown/Archetype
Publication date: 03/20/2012
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 264,558
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About 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 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 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed this book. Amazing story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book had me on the first page. How a father can abuse his own child is beyond all understanding. I'm sure Stacey will continue to do wonderful things with her life. I wish her the best of everything going forward.
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.
Anonymous 21 days ago
Riveting account of one woman's horrific experience of being repeatedly raped and abused by her own father. Excellent account of her mixed feelings towards both of her parents and how she was able to eventually forgive!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Stacey Lannert's childhood was literally hell on earth. She was the victim of a deranged pedophile who should have been her knight in shining armor. Tom Lannert, Stacey's father, was like a Jekyl and Hyde character. But through all the turmoil and confusion, Stacey found a better way and a better life. This book shares her hardship and frustration along with her determination as a child. Then we read how she finally found her purpose and joy as an adult. This was a book I did not put down until I finished it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This horror story began when a little girl was 8 and did not end 8until she was 18. Then she began another horror story when she wound up in prison. A remarkable story of forgiveness.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a horrific childhood with a beautiful ending! There are life lessons for all in this well written story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Unbelievable that someone who experienced such abuse could not only overcome it, but give back to society. An utterly amazing story about life and how faith can heal us all.
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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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