The Truth Book: A Memoir (Paperback)
  • The Truth Book: A Memoir (Paperback)
zoom

The Truth Book: A Memoir (Paperback)

(author), (author), (foreword)
£15.99
Paperback 248 Pages / Published: 01/09/2012
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 1 week

  • This item has been added to your basket

Adopted as a baby and raised by a devout Jehovah's Witness family, Joy Castro is constantly reminded to tell the truth no matter what the consequences. Nevertheless, Castro finds this tenet to be the most violated. Here, in her very own Truth Book, Castro bears witness to a childhood lost but a life regained.

Castro's parents divorce after her father is excommunicated for smoking. She is twelve when her mother marries a "brother" in the church who, though exhibiting an impeccable public persona, is violent and controlling at home. For two years, Joy does not grow at all; in fact, she loses sixteen pounds in response to the physical, emotional, psychological, and sexual abuse she suffers at his hands. Her battered mother does nothing to protect her, nor does her church. She is sustained by humor, books, and her protective love for her younger brother until their daring escape. This courageous personal account looks freshly at the disturbing effects of religious hypocrisy and the resilience of the human spirit.

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803240629
Number of pages: 248
Weight: 345 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 13 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Quest for Queen Mary
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
How to Be a Footballer
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The World According to Harry
Added to basket
£20.00   £14.99
Hardback
The Salt Path
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
This is Going to Hurt
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Language of Kindness
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Blowing the Bloody Doors Off
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Made In Scotland
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Judge
Added to basket
£20.00   £15.99
Hardback
Everything I Know About Love
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
First Man In
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Roger Daltrey: Thanks a lot Mr Kibblewhite
Added to basket
Adventures Of The Yorkshire Shepherdess
Added to basket
Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing
Added to basket
£18.99   £15.99
Hardback
The Spy and the Traitor
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Unnatural Causes
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.