Couldn't Keep It to Myself: Testimonies from Our Imprisoned Sisters

Couldn't Keep It to Myself: Testimonies from Our Imprisoned Sisters


By (author) Wally Lamb, By (author) Nancy Whiteley, By (author) Tabitha Rowley, By (author) Nancy Birkla, By (author) Robin Cullen, By (author) Diane Bartholomew, By (author) Dale Griffith, By (author) Brenda Medina

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  • Format: Paperback | 368 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 229mm x 23mm | 503g
  • Publication date: 3 February 2004
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 006059537X
  • ISBN 13: 9780060595371
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 105,290

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In a stunning work of insight and hope, New York Times bestselling author Wally Lamb once again reveals his unmatched talent for finding humanity in the lost and lonely and celebrates the transforming power of the written word.For several years, Lamb has taught writing to a group of women prisoners at York Correctional Institution in Connecticut. In this unforgettable collection, the women of York describe in their own words how they were imprisoned by abuse, rejection, and their own self-destructive impulses long before they entered the criminal justice system. Yet these are powerful stories of hope and healing, told by writers who have left victimhood behind.In his moving introduction, Lamb describes the incredible journey of expression and self-awareness the women took through their writing and shares how they challenged him as a teacher and as a fellow author. Couldn't Keep It to Myself is a true testament to the process of finding oneself and working toward a better day.

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