A Mother's Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy by Sue Klebold

A Mother's Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy

Book Title: A Mother's Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 1101902779

Author: Sue Klebold

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Now available in trade paperback the acclaimed national bestseller by Sue Klebold about living in the aftermath of Columbine With a new preface from the author On April 20 1999 Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold walked into Columbine High School in Littleton Colorado Over the course of minutes they would kill twelve students and a teacher and wound twenty four others before taking their own lives For the last sixteen years Sue Klebold Dylan s mother has lived with the indescribable grief and shame of that day How could her child the promising young man she had loved and raised be responsible for such horror And how as his mother had she not known something was wrong Were there subtle signs she had missed What if anything could she have done differently These are questions that Klebold has grappled with every day since the Columbine tragedy In A Mother s Reckoning she chronicles with unflinching honesty her journey as a mother trying to come to terms with the incomprehensible In the hope that the insights and understanding she has gained may help other families recognize when a child is in distress she tells her story in full drawing upon her personal journals the videos and writings that Dylan left behind and on countless interviews with mental health experts Filled with hard won wisdom and compassion A Mother s Reckoning is a powerful and haunting book that sheds light on one of the most pressing issues of our time And with fresh wounds from the recent Newtown and Charleston shootings never has the need for understanding been more urgent All author profits from the book will be donated to research and to charitable organizations focusing on mental health issues