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10 books about abuse

Pick up one of these featured titles on abuse in May 2021.

If you are a victim of abuse or worry a loved one may be involved in an abusive relationship, know that you are not alone. Reach out for help or resources 24/7 by phone or online:
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline. Call 800-799-7233, text LOVEIS to 22522 or chat live online to connect with a trained domestic violence advocate.
  • Crisis Text Line. Text HOME to 741741 to talk to a crisis counselor.
  • SAMHSA Helpline. Call 800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline. Call 800-656-4673 to connect with local resources, including trained counselors.
There are hundreds of books published on abuse. To save you time trying to find your next read, we pull together 10 of the most popular titles with updated prices for delivery to your door.

Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult

Category: Family Life

This book was published 13 years ago by Washington Square Press and takes approximately 15.2 hours to read.

Spilled Milk: Based on a true story by K.L Randis

Category: Contemporary

This book was published 8 years ago by K.L Randis and takes approximately 8.1 hours to read.

Etched in Sand: A True Story of Five Siblings Who Survived an Unspeakable Childhood on Long Island by Regina Calcaterra

Category: Memoirs

This book was published 8 years ago by William Morrow Paperbacks and takes approximately 10.7 hours to read.

Dirt;: A social history as seen through the uses and abuses of dirt by Terence McLaughlin

Category: Cultural

This book was published last year by Echo Point Books & Media and takes approximately 6.5 hours to read.

The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog: And Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist's Notebook -- What Traumatized Children Can Teach Us About Loss, Love, and Healing by Bruce D Perry

Category: Self-Help

This book was published 4 years ago by Basic Books and takes approximately 14.9 hours to read.

Tears of the Silenced: An Amish True Crime Memoir of Childhood Sexual Abuse, Brutal Betrayal, and Ultimate Survival (Amish Book, Child Abuse True Story, Cults) by Misty Griffin

Category: Abuse

This book was published 2 years ago by Mango and takes approximately 8.5 hours to read.

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Whole Again: Healing Your Heart and Rediscovering Your True Self After Toxic Relationships and Emotional Abuse by Jackson MacKenzie

Category: Interpersonal Relations

This book was published 2 years ago by Penguin Audio and takes approximately 0.0 hours to read.

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk M.D.

Category: Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

This book was published 6 years ago by Penguin Publishing Group and takes approximately 15.5 hours to read.

Finding Freedom: A Cook's Story; Remaking a Life from Scratch by Erin French

Category: Memoirs

This book was published this year by Celadon Books and takes approximately 10.1 hours to read.

A Child Called It: One Child's Courage to Survive by Dave Pelzer

Category: Abuse

This book was published 26 years ago by Health Communications Inc and takes approximately 6.1 hours to read.

We estimate total reading time by multiplying a book's page count by an average reading speed of 2 minutes per page. Summaries sourced from Google Books.

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