Degree of Normal: A Woman's Journey Out of Childhood Abuse by Barbara HarkenDegree of Normal: A Woman's Journey Out of Childhood Abuse by Barbara Harken

Degree of Normal: A Woman's Journey Out of Childhood Abuse

byBarbara HarkenIllustratorCleone Reed

Paperback | April 1, 2017

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At her mother's funeral, Jocelyn makes a startling discovery-she has an aunt, her mother's sister. Not only does this woman offer college-student Jocelyn much needed employment, but Aunt Paula holds the key to unlocking family secrets, secrets Jocelyn needs to confront.

With the help of her best friend Alex, Jocelyn begins a journey of knocking down inner walls she has erected from years of abuse. The question is-will those broken walls free her or bury her? And what about this new-found aunt, a restaurateur/artist who signs her paintings "Charlie"?

In this psychological novel, enter the world of  trauma survival through dissociation and redemption through love and courage. 

This mental health issue (Dissociative Identity Disorder) is complex and a difficult topic to undertake in a fictional book.  I applaud the author  for taking on this subject.  ~ Dr. Debra Johnson, MD

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Barbara Harken was raised in Chicago and moved to Iowa at the age of sixteen. She teaches writing at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa and, in her spare time, dabbles in art. Barbara and her husband, Bob, have two adult sons, two grandchildren, and two patient daughters-in-law. This is her third novel. Other Novels b...
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Title:Degree of Normal: A Woman's Journey Out of Childhood AbuseFormat:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.5 inPublished:April 1, 2017Publisher:Robert Reed PublishersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1944297103

ISBN - 13:9781944297107

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