The Unbreakable Child

4.01 avg rating
( 952 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781511361934: The Unbreakable Child
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

The Unbreakable Child, a story about forgiving the unforgivable, is a riveting journey inside the secretive underbelly of the St. Thomas/St. Vincent Orphan Asylum in rural Kentucky. It is the first book in the United States to confront the institutionalized physical and emotional abuse suffered by countless orphans at the hands of Catholic clergy over these last decades. It also documents the historic United States lawsuit and first-ever settlement paid by Roman Catholic nuns in the United States as recompense for decades of brutal institutional abuse of the author, her sisters, and 42 other children.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Kim Michele Richardson resides mostly in Kentucky and part-timein Western North Carolina. She has volunteered for Habitat for Humanity, building houses, and is an advocate for the prevention of child abuseand domestic violence, partnering with the U.S. Navy globally to bringawareness and education to the prevention of domestic violence. "Liar'sBench" is her first novel. She is also the author of the bestsellingmemoir "The Unbreakable Child".

Kim Michele is a contributor to the Huffington Post and New York Journal of Books. Her second novel, "GodPretty in the Tobacco Field" is in stores spring2016. She currently finished her third novel, "The Sisters of GlassFerry" (December, 2017), and is working on her fourth, "A FamiliarBluet", and also has a spring release, an anthology with Mary Karr, Beth Ann Fennelly, Jessica Handler, Natasha Trethewey, and other great women writers, "Second Blooming", (March, 2017, Mercer University).

Review:

"Richardson's candid accounts are chilling, and the strength she shows--with a very supportive husband at her side--is inspiring. Remarkably, she did not abandon the Church and in fact sends her children to Catholic schools. Hers is a beautifully told story about strength and an enduring faith that can lead but one place: to forgiveness."  --Booklist, starred review

"The Unbreakable Child is an act of courage, a book that insists on the primacy of justice, no matter how long the delay. Kim Michele Richardson, an author determined to give traumatic memories a rightful meaning, is one indestructible woman."  --Jason Berry, author, Vows of Silence

"This is a gripping account not just of horrific betrayal but also of heroic recovery."  --David Clohessy, director of SNAP and winner, People Magazine's 25 Most Intriguing People in 2003

"Not so much a tragic tale as it is a testament to the resilience of human nature and the fighting spirit residing somewhere in each of us."  --Greg Barrett, veteran journalist and author, The Gospel of Father Joe

"The most powerful story I've read in a long time. You'll feel her pain and her triumph, and be reminded that the human spirit is resilient beyond all reason. This book will change you."  --Jenna Glatzer, author, Celine Dion: For Keeps

"A harrowing, but beautifully crafted saga of one woman's courageous fight against evil, and her victory over the greatest titan in history--the Catholic church. This is a book that will haunt you."  --Alanna Nash, author, The Colonel

"Grim yet ultimately inspiring, this harrowing biography catalogues years of institutional abuse that took place in the Saint Thomas-Saint Vincent Orphan Asylum, a Catholic orphanage in Anchorage, Kentucky."  --Kentucky Examiner

"A must read for students entering the field of social work! Thank you, Ms. Richardson, for opening your life and sharing your journey for our betterment."  --Dr. Eugene H. Foster, former state child welfare executive

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 9.99
US$ 8.53

Convert currency

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780615714691: The Unbreakable Child: A story about forgiving the unforgivable

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0615714692 ISBN 13:  9780615714691
Publisher: Kim Michele Richardson, 2012
Softcover

9781601641632: The Unbreakable Child

Kunati..., 2009
Hardcover

9781933016917: The Unbreakable Child

Behler..., 2010
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Kim Michele Richardson
Published by Audible Studios on Brilliance (2016)
ISBN 10: 151136193X ISBN 13: 9781511361934
New Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Audible Studios on Brilliance, 2016. CD-Audio. Condition: New. Unabridged. Language: English . Brand New. The Unbreakable Child, a story about forgiving the unforgivable, is a riveting journey inside the secretive underbelly of the St. Thomas/St. Vincent Orphan Asylum in rural Kentucky. It is the first book in the United States to confront the institutionalized physical and emotional abuse suffered by countless orphans at the hands of Catholic clergy over these last decades. It also documents the historic United States lawsuit and first-ever settlement paid by Roman Catholic nuns in the United States as recompense for decades of brutal institutional abuse of the author, her sisters, and 42 other children. Seller Inventory # BRI9781511361934

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 8.53
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Kim Michele Richardson
Published by Brilliance Audio
ISBN 10: 151136193X ISBN 13: 9781511361934
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Brilliance Audio. Condition: New. Brand New, This is a MP3 audio CD. Seller Inventory # 151136193X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 4.94
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.60
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Kim Michele Richardson
ISBN 10: 151136193X ISBN 13: 9781511361934
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. Unbreakable Child, The. Seller Inventory # BBS-9781511361934

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 8.59
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Kim Michele Richardson
Published by Audible Studios on Brilliance (2016)
ISBN 10: 151136193X ISBN 13: 9781511361934
New Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Audible Studios on Brilliance, 2016. CD-Audio. Condition: New. Unabridged. Language: English . Brand New. The Unbreakable Child, a story about forgiving the unforgivable, is a riveting journey inside the secretive underbelly of the St. Thomas/St. Vincent Orphan Asylum in rural Kentucky. It is the first book in the United States to confront the institutionalized physical and emotional abuse suffered by countless orphans at the hands of Catholic clergy over these last decades. It also documents the historic United States lawsuit and first-ever settlement paid by Roman Catholic nuns in the United States as recompense for decades of brutal institutional abuse of the author, her sisters, and 42 other children. Seller Inventory # BRI9781511361934

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 17.68
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Kim Michele Richardson
Published by Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio (2016)
ISBN 10: 151136193X ISBN 13: 9781511361934
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio, 2016. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M151136193X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 22.72
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Richardson, Kim Michele
Published by Audible Studios on Brilliance (2016)
ISBN 10: 151136193X ISBN 13: 9781511361934
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Audible Studios on Brilliance, 2016. MP3 CD. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P11151136193X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 37.78
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Kim Michele Richardson
Published by Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio (2016)
ISBN 10: 151136193X ISBN 13: 9781511361934
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books Express
(Portsmouth, NH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio, 2016. MP3 CD. Condition: New. MP3 Una. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 151136193Xn

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 93.21
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds