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Story Circle Book Reviews: Denial “a gripping memoir”

In Denial, Review on May 31, 2011 at 4:08 pm

“[Jessica] Stern’s raw unleashing of thought and feeling communicates the book’s message forcefully: that violence is begotten of shame and is always a kind of revenge—even when it is misplaced and directed at an “aggressively innocent” girl.” Read the entire review here.


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DENIAL is one of 2010’s Best Nonfiction

In Denial, News, Praise, Review on March 9, 2011 at 3:56 pm

The Washington Post and both hailed “DENIAL:A MEMOIR OF TERROR” as one of the best nonfiction books of 2010. Read the details here (WaPo) and here (Cleveland).

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More praises for Denial

In Denial, Review on September 7, 2010 at 10:59 pm

Book critics continue to give praises for “Denial: A Memoir of Terror,” recommending it to anyone trying to understand PTSD (Read Another review in The Roanoke Times says Jessisca Stern implodes its foundations “with the passion of the forever marked.”

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Washingtonian review echoes Denial is unflinching

In Denial, Review on August 31, 2010 at 9:14 pm

The August edition of Washingtonian Magazine echoes the observation made by other critics that Denial: A Memoir of Terror is an unflinching memoir.

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Unflinching memoir

In Denial, Review on August 16, 2010 at 1:33 pm

The Philadelphia Tribune looks into an “intense and honest examination of an unsolved brutal rape” retold in Denial: A Memoir of Terror and discovers how trauma can influence its own victims.

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“Powerfully constructed”

In Denial, Review on August 16, 2010 at 1:24 pm

The Washington Post says Denial is a “powerfully constructed memoir” and goes in-depth as to why Jessica “struggles to understand why on Earth one human being would conspire to annihilate another.”

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Startlingly Honest

In Denial, Review on August 10, 2010 at 11:41 am

Anne Grant (The Providence Journal) used to wonder how Jessica could “walk fearlessly into terrorist strongholds to interview warlords…” After reading the “startlingly honest memoir,” Denial, she now understands the impact of trauma and how it prepared Jessica.

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Last review from the TLC Book Tours

In Denial, Review on July 13, 2010 at 1:41 pm

“Denial: A Memoir of Terror” may be difficult to read for some, but reviewers still give it a thumbs up as an important book to read. More than simply a story of childhood trauma, “Denial” is also an academic piece that delves into PTSD and even terrorism. Read the critique of a journalist from Madison, WI in this last installment of reviews from the TLC Book Tours.

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TLC Book Tours Review “Highly Recommends” Denial

In Denial, Review on July 11, 2010 at 4:41 pm

Jenn’s Bookshelves, the 9th stop for the TLC Book Tours for “Denial: A Memoir of Terror,” says Denial is “an important book to read” and highly recommends it despite the heavy topic of rape because it is also about self-discovery.

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Denial is “brave and unflinching”

In Denial, Review on July 3, 2010 at 1:08 pm

TLC Book Tours continues the review series on Denial with lit*chick’s critique. Lit*Chick observes that Jessica’s “professional reserve mixed with her candor make it possible to continue reading despite the emotional reactions this story incites.”

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