The Trauma Cleaner: One Woman’s Extraordinary Life in the Business of Death, Decay, and Disaster

St. Martin's Press - First, as a little boy, raised in violence and excluded from the family home. In houses and buildings that have fallen into disrepair, their letters, their photos, throws out their weird porn, Sandra airs out residents’ smells, the last traces of their DNA entombed in soaps and toothbrushes. The remnants and mementoes of these people’s lives resonate with Sandra.

To sift through the ashes or sweep up the mess of a person’s life or death. Winner of the victorian prize for literature, decay, sarah krasnostein’s the Trauma Cleaner: One Woman’s Extraordinary Life in the Business of Death, and Disaster is the fascinating biography of one of the people responsible for tidying up homes in the wake of natural—and unnatural—catastrophes and fatalities.

Homicides and suicides, fires and floods, hoarders and addicts. In each role she played, all Sandra wanted to do was belong. The trauma cleaner is the extraordinary true story of an extraordinary person dedicated to making order out of chaos with compassion, revealing the common ground Sandra Pankhurst—and everyone—shares with those struck by tragedy.

The Trauma Cleaner: One Woman's Extraordinary Life in the Business of Death, Decay, and Disaster - Then as a husband and father, small businesswoman, sex worker, drag queen, gender reassignment patient, and trophy wife. Her clients include law enforcement, and charitable organizations representing victimized, mentally ill, elderly, executors of deceased estates, real estate agents, and physically disabled people.

You All Grow Up and Leave Me: A Memoir of Teenage Obsession

William Morrow - In the aftermath, authorities discovered that this well-known figure among the Upper East Side tennis crowd was actually a frightening child predator who had built a secret torture chamber—a "Cabin of Horrors"—in his secluded rental in the Adirondacks. Before the shocking scandal broke, Piper had been thrilled to be one of "Gary’s Girls.

Grandpa gary, taking her to dinners, engaging in long intimate conversations with her, " as he was known among his students, was different from other adults—he treated Piper like a grown-up, and sending her special valentines. Combining research, interviews, and personal records, you All Grow Up and Leave Me explores the psychological manipulation by child predators—their ability to charm their way into seemingly protected worlds—and the far-reaching effects their actions have on those who trust them most.

You All Grow Up and Leave Me: A Memoir of Teenage Obsession - Unflinching, rich and revelatory. Megan abbott“gorgeous, moody, and evocative. But why did she still feel protective of gary, and why was she disappointed that he hadn’t chosen her?Now, twenty years later, Piper examines the event as both a teenage eyewitness and a dispassionate investigative reporter, hoping to understand and exorcise the childhood memories that haunt her to this day.

Open as a backdrop. Marie clairea riveting blend of true crime and coming-of-age memoir— the stranger Beside Me meets Prep—that presents an intimate and thought-provoking portrait of girlhood within Manhattan’s exclusive private-school scene in the early 1990s, and a thoughtful meditation on adolescent obsession and the vulnerability of youth.

Piper weiss was fourteen years old when her middle-aged tennis coach, one of New York City’s most prestigious private instructors, Gary Wilensky, killed himself after a failed attempt to kidnap one of his teenage students.

Love and Death in the Sunshine State: The Story of a Murder

Algonquin Books - Wood carries the investigation of sabine’s murder beyond the facts of the case and into his own life, crafting a tale about the dark conflicts at the heart of every relationship. Then the motel is set on fire; her boyfriend flees the county; and detectives begin digging on the beach of Anna Maria Island.

Author cutter wood was a guest at Musil-Buehler’s motel as the search for her gained momentum. Three men are named persons of interest—her husband, her boyfriend, and the man who stole the car. Gripping . Cutter wood subverts all our expectations for the true crime genre. Leslie jamison, it sets off a search for a missing woman, author of The Recovering When a stolen car is recovered on the Gulf Coast of Florida, local motel owner Sabine Musil-Buehler.

Love and Death in the Sunshine State: The Story of a Murder - . Driven by his own need to understand how a relationship could spin to pieces in such a fatal fashion, he began to talk with many of the people living on Anna Maria, and then with the detectives, and finally with the man presumed to be the murderer. But there was only so much that interviews and transcripts could reveal.

In trying to understand how we treat those we love, this book, like Truman Capote’s classic In Cold Blood, tells a story that exists outside documentary evidence.

Mop Men: Inside the World of Crime Scene Cleaners

Thomas Dunne Books - Neal smither doesn't hide his work. The side of his van reads: "Crime Scene Cleaners: Homicides, Suicides and Accidental Death. Whenever a hotel guest permanently checks out, or an accidental death is reported, the cops finish an investigation, Smither's crew pick up the pieces after the police cruisers and ambulances have left.

. Filled with details as fascinating as they are gory, Mop Men examines not just the public fascination with murder but also how a self-made success like Smither can make a fortune just by praying for death. Alan emmins offers a glimpse at this little-known aspect of America's most gruesome deaths.

The Perfect Mother: A Novel

Harper - But on this hot fourth of July night, something goes terrifyingly wrong: one of the babies is taken from his crib. Now he is missing. What follows is a heart-pounding race to find Midas, marriages are tested, during which secrets are exposed, and friendships are destroyed. Thirteen days. An unexpected twist.

Twice a week, they get together in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park for some much-needed adult time. When the women go out for drinks at the hip neighborhood bar, they want a fun break from their daily routine. That’s all it was meant to be. They call themselves the May Mothers—a group of new moms whose babies were born in the same month.

The Perfect Mother: A Novel - The instant new york times bestseller and most anticipated book of the summer—soon to be a major motion picture starring scandal’s kerry washingtonan addictive psychological thriller about a group of women whose lives become unexpectedly connected when one of their newborns goes missing. A night out.

Winnie, was reluctant to leave six-week-old Midas with a babysitter, a single mom, but her fellow May Mothers insisted everything would be fine. A few hours of fun. Paris, author of Behind Closed Doors  . The perfect mother is a "true page turner.

Baby Teeth: A Novel

St. Martin's Press - Soon, suzette starts to fear that maybe their supposedly innocent baby girl may have a truly sinister agenda. A battle of wills between mother and daughter reveals the frailty and falsehood of familial bonds in award-winning playwright and filmmaker Zoje Stage’s tense novel of psychological suspense, Baby Teeth.

Unnerving and unputdownable, Baby Teeth will get under your skin and keep you trapped in its chilling grip until the shocking conclusion. New york times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline“We Need to Talk About Kevin meets Gone Girl meets The Omen. A twisty, delirious read that will constantly question your sympathies for the two characters as their bond continues to crumble.

Baby Teeth: A Novel - Entertainment Weekly“A pulse-spiking thriller. Popsugar. But her mother suzette stands in her way, and she’ll try any trick she can think of to get rid of her. One of entertainment weekly’s must-read books for july | people magazine's book of the week | one of bustle's "fifteen books with chilling protagonists that will keep you guessing" | one of popsugar's "25 must-read books that will Make July Fly By!" | One of the "Biggest Thrillers of the Summer"—SheReads | A Barnes and Noble Blog Best Thriller for July! | "New & Noteworthy" —USA Today | "Summer 2018 Must-Read"—Bookish | "One of 11 Crime Novels You Should Read in July"—Crime Reads | "Best Summer Reads for 2018"—Publishers Weekly"Gripping"—InStyle"Propulsive.

New york times book Review"A wholly original and terrifically creepy story. Refinery29"a twisty, delirious read"—EntertainmentWeekly.

JELL-O Girls: A Family History

Little, Brown and Company - Before she died in 2015, mary began to send Allie boxes of her research and notes, in the hope that her daughter might write what she could not. A "gorgeous" new york times memoir that braids the evolution of one of America's most iconic branding campaigns with the stirring tales of the women who lived behind its facade - told by the inheritor of their stories.

A new york times editors' choiceone of people magazine's best books of summer an amazon best book of the MonthAn Indie Next PickA Real Simple Best Book of 2018In 1899, Allie Rowbottom's great-great-great-uncle bought the patent to Jell-O from its inventor for $450 More than 100 years after that deal was struck, Allie's mother Mary was diagnosed with the same incurable cancer, a disease that had also claimed her own mother's life.

JELL-O Girls: A Family History - Determined to combat what she had come to consider the "jell-O curse" and her looming mortality, Mary began obsessively researching her family's past, determined to understand the origins of her illness and the impact on her life of Jell-O and the traditional American values the company championed. The sale would turn out to be one of the most profitable business deals in American history, alcoholism, and the generations that followed enjoyed immense privilege - but they were also haunted by suicides, cancer, and mysterious ailments.

Jell-o girls is the liberation of that story. A gripping examination of the dark side of an iconic american product and a moving portrait of the women who lived in the shadow of its fractured fortune, a feminist history, JELL-O GIRLS is a family history, and a story of motherhood, love and loss. In crystalline prose rowbottom considers the roots of trauma not only in her own family, ultimately weaving a story that is deeply personal, but in the American psyche as well, as well as deeply connected to the collective female experience.

The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After

Broadway Books - In 1994, searching for safety—perpetually hungry, she and her fifteen-year-old sister, enduring and escaping refugee camps, imprisoned and abused, fled the Rwandan massacre and spent the next six years migrating through seven African countries, finding unexpected kindness, Claire, witnessing inhuman cruelty.

Yet the years of being treated as less than human, of going hungry and seeing death, could not be erased. She felt at the same time six years old and one hundred years old. In the girl who smiled beads, clemantine provokes us to look beyond the label of “victim” and recognize the power of the imagination to transcend even the most profound injuries and aftershocks.

A new york times bestseller“the plot provided by the universe was filled with starvation, war and rape. She seemed to live the american dream: attending private school, taking up cheerleading, ultimately, and, graduating from Yale. I would not—could not—live in that tale. Clemantine wamariya was six years old when her mother and father began to speak in whispers, and when she heard the loud, when neighbors began to disappear, ugly sounds her brother said were thunder.

The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After - They did not know whether their parents were dead or alive. Devastating yet beautiful, and bracingly original, it is a powerful testament to her commitment to constructing a life on her own terms. When clemantine was twelve, in Chicago, she and her sister were granted refugee status in the United States; there, their lives diverged.

Letters from the Pit: Stories of a Physician's Odyssey in Emergency Medicine

BookBaby - In a culture of comic book heroes, it's gratifying to be reminded that there are real heroes out there. Crocker's struggles to Do No Harm in the most challenging of situations. Patrick crocker provides us an intimate glimpse into the growing mind of an emergency physician, from residency to retirement. Told in a unique first-person stream of consciousness style, you are right in the middle of the action, looking over the doctor's shoulder while he works.

In this compilation of notable, frightening, sad, funny, and poignant cases, you'll see Dr. Through these stories, you'll see him find the delicate balance between help and harm, empathy and self-preservation. Dr. Every day the staff of emergency rooms throughout the world are saving lives - 24/7/365.

The Last Stone

Atlantic Monthly Press - Over months of intense questioning and extensive investigation of Welch’s sprawling, sinister Appalachian clan, five skilled detectives learned to sift truth from determined lies. Bowden displays his tenacity as a reporter in his meticulous documentation of the case. It pointed them toward a man named Lloyd Welch, then serving time for child molestation in Delaware.

The true story of a cold case, and five determined detectives, a compulsive liar, from the #1 New York Times–bestselling author and “master journalist” The Wall Street Journal. On march 29, dc as shock spread, vanished from a shopping mall in suburban Washington, 1975, ages ten and twelve, sisters Katherine and Sheila Lyons, then grief, a massive police effort found nothing.

The Last Stone - But in the story of an unimaginably horrific crime, it’s the detectives’ unwavering determination to bring Welch to justice that offers a glimmer of hope on a long, dark journey. Time. How do you get a compulsive liar with every reason in the world to lie to tell the truth? The Last Stone recounts a masterpiece of criminal interrogation, and delivers a chilling and unprecedented look inside a disturbing criminal mind.

The acclaimed author of black hawk down and hue 1968 had been a cub reporter for a Baltimore newspaper at the time of the original disappearance, and covered the frantic first weeks of the story. One of our best writers of muscular nonfiction. The denver post   “Deeply unsettling .  .

Educated: A Memoir

Random House - Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge University. When another brother got himself into college, Tara decided to try a new kind of life. Despite the singularity of tara westover’s childhood, but to make her current situation seem not so exceptional at all, the questions her book poses are universal: How much of ourselves should we give to those we love? And how much must we betray them to grow up?”—Vogue“Westover has somehow managed not only to capture her unsurpassably exceptional upbringing, and resonant for many others.

The new york Times Book Review. Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home. Beautiful and propulsive. Her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara’s older brothers became violent.

Educated: A Memoir - 1 new york times, kqed • new york public libraryan unforgettable memoir about a young girl who,  and boston globe bestseller • named one of the ten best books of the year by the new york times book review • one of president barack obama’s favorite books of the year • bill gates’s holiday reading list • finalist for the national book critics circle’s award in autobiography • finalist for the national book critics circle’s john leonard prize for best first book • finalist for the pen/jean stein book award named one of the best books of the year by the washington post • o: the oprah magazine • time • npr • good morning america • san francisco chronicle • the guardian • the economist • financial times • newsday • new york post • theSkimm • Refinery29 • Bloomberg • Self • Real Simple • Town & Country • Bustle • Paste • Publishers Weekly • Library Journal • LibraryReads • BookRiot • Pamela Paul, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge UniversityBorn to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, WALL STREET JOURNAL, Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom.