For the Sake of Louise: A Mother's Triumph Over Domestic Abuse
by Lilia Lopez-Rahman
For the Sake of Louise' is a story of survival within an extremely oppressive environment; and still growing spiritually, mentally, and academically. The author is a living proof that the "Yes You Can" principle works. By setting goals, and using her inner and outer resources, a victim definitely can do it.
What Lilia went through to find her daughter again is a riveting story of love. This mother decided that there was no other option but to raise her daughter even if it meant living in hell. What ensued was a tumultuous series of hair-raising choices that would take Lilia through Canada to Sri Lanka, California, and eventually Maui.
"This is a story of the unbelievable lengths a woman will go to protect herself and her daughter from outrageous and unforgivable spousal and paternal abuse. And, yet, it is an ultimate act of forgiveness that allows this woman, as William Faulkner once put it, to not only forgive but prevail.
This is one of the most compelling memoirs I have ever read. I read it with my mouth hanging open. I could not put it down." --Cathy Smith Bowers, Poet Laureate of North Carolina, Author of "The Love that Ended Yesterday in Texas," and "The Candle I hold Up To See You"
Publisher : Maui Readers Publishing; First edition (October 31, 2010)
Language : English
Paperback : 352 pages
ISBN-10 : 098274950-3
ISBN-13 : 978-09-8-274950-0
Item Weight : 1.05 pounds