Co-workers see Leslie as a gifted physical therapist who, ironically, brings healing to the injured. Her friends thinks she is a submissive wife. To her 12-year-old daughter, Leslie is a wimp who can't defend herself or her children from a father's verbal abuse. And to her husband, she is a liability.
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From the beginning of her marriage, Leslie Harper has suffered verbal and physical abuse at the hands of her husband, Charles. Initially, Leslie refuses to leave Charles because she believes that Christian wives must submit to their husbands and because she is convinced she may be able to change Charles's abusive behavior. After a particularly violent incident, though, Leslie is able to fly away from her marital prison to personal freedom through a series of events involving her mother and her faith. Magazine writer and first novelist Smith captures vividly the chilling world of domestic abuse; she also draws a rather stark portrait of the ways that Christian teachings often encourage abuse victims to blame themselves for their relationships. Highly recommended.
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