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Redemption by Stacey Lannert and Kristen Kemp - Excerpt

Redemption by Stacey Lannert and Kristen Kemp - Excerpt

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"When I decided to look, I found more love and compassion than I ever imagined existed. Most significantly, I found forgiveness. I might even call it redemption."

On July 4, 1990, eighteen-year-old Stacey Lannert shot and killed her father, who had been sexually abusing her since she was eight. Missouri state law, a disbelieving prosecutor, and Stacey’s own fragile psyche conspired against her: She was found guilty of first-degree murder and sentenced to life without parole.

Redemption is Stacey’s candid memoir of her harrowing childhood and the pain and protective love of her sister that led her to that horrifying night. It is also an extraordinary portrait of what happened after she found herself in prison and how she grew determined to live positively, even triumphantly, despite her circumstances. Ultimately, and most profoundly, she learned the healing power of forgiveness.

After spending as many years in prison as she had out of it, on January 10, 2009, outgoing Missouri governor Matt Blunt commuted Stacey’s life sentence. Six days later she walked out of the gates a free woman.

Redemption is the story of how Stacey learned to be free while living behind bars. It is a coming-of-age story set in a parallel universe of a maximum-security prison. And, it is a story of sisterhood, courage, and justice finally served.

To read more about Redemption, Stacey Lannert please visit Crown Publishing Group at www.crownpublishing.com.
"When I decided to look, I found more love and compassion than I ever imagined existed. Most significantly, I found forgiveness. I might even call it redemption."

On July 4, 1990, eighteen-year-old Stacey Lannert shot and killed her father, who had been sexually abusing her since she was eight. Missouri state law, a disbelieving prosecutor, and Stacey’s own fragile psyche conspired against her: She was found guilty of first-degree murder and sentenced to life without parole.

Redemption is Stacey’s candid memoir of her harrowing childhood and the pain and protective love of her sister that led her to that horrifying night. It is also an extraordinary portrait of what happened after she found herself in prison and how she grew determined to live positively, even triumphantly, despite her circumstances. Ultimately, and most profoundly, she learned the healing power of forgiveness.

After spending as many years in prison as she had out of it, on January 10, 2009, outgoing Missouri governor Matt Blunt commuted Stacey’s life sentence. Six days later she walked out of the gates a free woman.

Redemption is the story of how Stacey learned to be free while living behind bars. It is a coming-of-age story set in a parallel universe of a maximum-security prison. And, it is a story of sisterhood, courage, and justice finally served.

To read more about Redemption, Stacey Lannert please visit Crown Publishing Group at www.crownpublishing.com.

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Publish date: Mar 8, 2011
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Disclaimer: Some names and identifying characteristics of some of the peoplementioned in this book have been changed in an e
ort to minimizeintrusions on or protect their privacy.Copyright © 2011 by Libre Diem, LLCAll rights reserved.Published in the United States by Crown Publishers, an imprint of the CrownPublishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc., New York.www.crownpublishing.comCROWN and the Crown colophon are registered trademarks of Random House, Inc.Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data is available upon request.ISBN 978-0-307-59213-2eISBN 978-0-307-59215-6Printed in the United States of America
Book design by Gretchen AchillesJacket design by David TranJacket photograph by Deborah Feingold 
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Truly a moving book! The book is about a young girl who idolizes her father, only to find herself being molested by him at the age of 8 and until she was 18. At that age of 18 and completely abused, destroyed and confused she killed her father. This book follows her life from infanthood to her life sentence in prison and so on. Despite the lable of murderer, you will syphathize with Stacey on many levels. Loved the book. Everyone asked me if it was a good book...I can't say that it was but not as a reflection as how it was written. The content in fact is so horrific and what this little girl went through that the word "good" would be disrespectful. But the book is a must read for sure!
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