#1 World Empathy Library
Doubleday Canada (Penguin Random House) 2011
Simon & Schuster Worldwide 2012
A heartbreaking yet hopeful account of one woman’s quest for justice, healing and forgiveness that comforts the afflicted and afflicts the comfortable.
When Shannon Moroney married in October of 2005, she had no idea that her happy life as a newlywed was about to come crashing down around her. One month after her wedding, a police officer arrived at her door to tell her that her husband, Jason, had been arrested and charged in the brutal assault and kidnapping of two women. In the aftermath of these crimes, Shannon dealt with a heavy burden of grief, the stress and publicity of a major criminal investigation, and the painful stigma of guilt-by-association, all while attempting to understand what had made Jason turn to such violence.
In this intimate and gripping journey into prisons, courtrooms and the human heart, Shannon reveals the far-reaching impact of Jason's crimes, the agonizing choices faced by the loved ones of offenders and the implicit dangers of a correctional system and a society that prioritizes punishment over rehabilitation, and victimhood over recovery.
Invite Shannon To Your Book Club Or Class
Shannon’s bestselling memoirs are popular book club reads. Did you know you can book her to visit your club virtually? For a fee of $300, which supports her therapeutic programs for survivors of sexual assault and trafficking, you and your clubmates will enjoy a lively hour of learning all about the pages-to-publication process and be able to ask Shannon anything you like about her books, her story, and what she’s working on next!