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Visiting Hours Lib/E: A Memoir of Friendship and Murder
  

Visiting Hours Lib/E: A Memoir of Friendship and Murder (Audio CD / Audio)

By Butcher, Amy
Read by Zeller, Emily Woo

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With echoes of Darin Strauss Half a Life and Cheryl Strayed s Wild comes a beautifully written, riveting memoir that examines the complexities of friendship in the aftermath of a tragedy.Four weeks before their college graduation, twenty-one-year-old Kevin Schaeffer walked Amy Bu...tcher to her home in their college town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Hours after parting ways with Amy, he fatally stabbed his ex-girlfriend, Emily Silverstein. While he awaited trial, psychiatrists concluded he had suffered an acute psychotic break. Amy was severely affected by Kevin s crime but remained devoted to him as a friend. Over time she became obsessed determined to discover the narrative that explained what Kevin had done, believing that Kevin s actions were the direct result of his untreated illness.The tragedy deeply shook her concept of reality, disrupted her sense of right and wrong, and dismantled every conceivable notion she d established about herself and her relation to the world. Amy eventually realized that she d never have the answers, or find personal peace, unless she went after them herself. She drove across the country back to Gettysburg for the first time in the three years since graduation to sift through two hundred pages of public records mental health evaluations, detectives notes, inventories of evidence, search warrants, testimonies, even Kevin s own confession.This is Amy Butcher s deeply personal, heart-wrenching account of the consequences of failing her friend when perhaps he needed one most. It s the story of how trauma affects memory and the way a friendship changes and often strengthens through seemingly insurmountable challenges. Ultimately, it s a powerful testament to the bonds we share with others and the profound resiliency and strength of the human spirit.
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ISBN 9781481521802
Released NZ 7 Apr 2015
Publisher Blackstone Audiobooks
Format Audio CD/Audio
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ISBN-13 9781481521802
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Publisher Blackstone Audiobooks
Imprint Blackstone Audiobooks
Released 7 Apr 2015
Publication Country United States United States
Format Audio CD/Audio
Author(s) By Butcher, Amy
Read by Zeller, Emily Woo
Category Audio / Visual (Audio books, Music, DVDs, CDROMs)
Biography & Autobiography
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Width: 132mm
Height: 147mm
Spine: 18mm
Dewey Code B
Weight 136g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Autobiography: General
ONIX Text General/trade

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