I’ve been casually acquainted with Mary DeMuth for a few years now and we have several friends in common.
Although I don’t know her well, I’m familiar with Mary’s story. I’ve read her memoir and most of her novels.
Not Marked: Finding Hope and Healing After Sexual Abuse is a must read. Not just for survivors of sexual abuse. Not just for spouses of sexual abuse victims. It is a must read for everyone.
Because, statistically, we all know a sexual abuse survivor.
DeMuth shares her own story with frankness and authenticity but without appealing to anyone’s prurient interests. She gives practical help for those working for healing and for those walking along their side. Her husband, Patrick, has also written several portions of the book giving his perspective as a spouse of a survivor.
I passed my copy of this book on to a family member with instructions to send it on to another. I ordered a copy and had it sent to a friend. This is a book that everyone needs to read.
Did I say that already?
Well, it bears repeating.
Pass it on.