If I Am Missing or Dead

If I Am Missing or Dead

A Sister's Story of Love, Murder, and Liberation

Large Print - 2007
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Based on an award-winning article published in O, The Oprah Magazine, Latus has crafted a heart wrenching yet beautifully crafted memoir about two intelligent, attractive sisters--one of whom escaped years of abuse by men--and one who did not.
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2007.
ISBN: 9780786296606
0786296607
Branch Call Number: 362.82920922 L365
Characteristics: 501 p. : ill.

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MplsTA
Jul 17, 2017

The book leads up to the murder of the writer's sister. Until then, it seems to be about the bad choices in men the author and her sister made.

As I read this book, I tried not to shame/blame these women (victims) but I got frustrated that they kept getting into these long-term toxic relationships over and over again. Both were physically and mentally abused by their partners until one of them ended up being murdered by her abusive boyfriend after she ended the relationship.

This book left me with more questions than answers.

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Jedwards2
May 12, 2013

Frustrating read, as most of the story has nothing to do with the murder of her sister but everything to do with her never ending crappy relationships with men.

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nic03red
Apr 02, 2011

A memoir about a woman who finds herself in abusive relationships. Latus tells her story and her sister's who also is in an abusive realtionship with a man who will eventually murder her. It was interesting to get a glimpse into what life is like for women who are in abusive relationships. This memoir was heartbreaking. No family should have to go through this!

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