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by Eleanor Hill

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The Family Secret (isbn 978-0-930012-21-2) was a Rhodora prize-winning book in the days when incest was whispered about. This reprint edition tells the full story from the point of view of the victim over a 20-year period. Eleanore Hill tells the story from the inside, and the effect that it had on her life, or when she was old enough to begin dating. This brave account does not sensationalize the issue, rather it puts it on a personal level. To live through it, through the revealing of the secret, and to go ahead with marriage, family, and a productive life—that is the power of the story.

In a later book, the story of the marriage unfolds as the standards for sexuality undergo stress and change as well. The Last American Housewife shows the sincere effort to live up to an image of family life that was fading even as the marriage began.
  birdie.newborn | Feb 20, 2014 |
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