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Jane Doe January
Jane Doe January: My Twenty-Year Search for Truth and Justice | Emily Winslow
In the vein of Alice Sebolds Lucky, comes a compelling, real-life crime mystery and gripping memoir of the cold case prosecution of a serial rapist, told by one of his victims.On the morning of September 12, 2013, a fugitive task force broke down the door of Arthur Fryars apartment in Brooklyn. His DNA, entered in the FBIs criminal database after a drug conviction, had been matched to evidence from a rape in Pennsylvania years earlier. Over the next year, Fryar and his lawyer fought his extradition and prosecution for the rapeand another like itwhich occurred in 1992. The names of the victims, one from January, the other from November, were suppressed; the prosecution and the media referred to them as Jane Doe.Now, Jane Doe January tells her story.Emily Winslow was a young drama student at Carnegie Mellon Universitys elite conservatory in Pittsburgh when a man brutally attacked and raped her in January 1992. While the police's search for her rapist proved futile, Emily reclaimed her life. Over the course of the next two decades, she fell in love, married, had two children, and began writing mystery novels set in her new hometown of Cambridge, England. Then, in fall 2013, she received shocking newsthe police had found her rapist.This is her intimate memoirthe story of a womans traumatic past catching up with her, in a country far from home, surrounded by people who have no idea what shes endured. Caught between past and present, and between two very different cultures, the inquisitive and restless crime novelist searches for clarity. Beginning her own investigation, she delves into Fryars family and past, reconnects with the detectives of her case, and works with prosecutors in the months leading to trial.As she recounts her long-term quest for closure, Winslow offers a heartbreakingly honest look at a vicious crimeand offers invaluable insights into the mind and heart of a victim.
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@allureofbeauty this is awesome! Thank you so much. Can't wait to dive in. My daughter, who plans on studying criminal behavior, will love it too. 💜💜💜 @TheBookKeepers

RadicalReader @BeADragon3 gorgeous book cover absolutely adorable 10mo
BeADragon3 @allureofbeauty and a big thank you for the bookmarks as well. 10mo
allureofbeauty Oh I‘m so glad it made it okay 🖤 I couldn‘t find my tracking to be sure and so I‘m glad to see your post 🖤 10mo
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allureofbeauty I hope you enjoy it 🖤 10mo
BeADragon3 @allureofbeauty I'm sure I will. That was my first swap. I loved it. Thanks again 10mo
TheBookKeepers How fun!!! 📚🥰📚 10mo
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BeADragon3
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@allureofbeauty look what arrived. So excited to open

#JustABookSwap

RadicalReader @BeADragon3 book mail is the best mail lol I get the same excitement when I go to the library to pick up holds and inter library loans 10mo
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Bloomingjen
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I always think I will do this but then forget about it. Maybe I will make it a resolution. lol. thanks for setting this up @Jess7

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These days, most of my reading snippets look like this: a cheap cup of coffee grabbed as I rush from my work desk to campus, trying to arrive early enough to read 10 pages before class starts. I'm trying to be even more conscious about what I read because the moments are so few and far between. This examination of life after rape and the possibility of justice 20 years later is a difficult, important, honest read that is well worth the time.

Notafraidofwords Steal time wherever you can. 3y
WhatDeeReads That's a gorgeous keyboard cover. 3y
kristenlcoates @Notafraidofwords Thanks! I'm trying. It's been much harder since starting my master's program but I'm getting by! 🙃 3y
kristenlcoates @Lucky_Ladee I think it was $9 on Amazon. 😉 3y
Notafraidofwords @kristenlcoates you're making me never want to apply for a master's degree lol. 3y
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I doubt I'll get another book read today, so here's my July stats. Some good books this month and rather non-fiction heavy. I clearly need to work on my POC authors.

Sue Very nice!! 3y
Hooked_on_books @Sue Thank you! 3y
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I simply can't say enough. A matter-of-fact, affecting look at the author's rape over 20 years prior and subsequent legal action. The grace, hope, anger, intellect, and reflection shown are beautiful. This is such an important book and should be read by everyone.

BookishFeminist Can't wait to get to this. It's been on my stack since it came out. Maybe for #24in48. 3y
MrBook Nice pooch 😊. 3y
Hooked_on_books @MrBook Thank you! She's my 70 pound lap dog! 3y
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I can tell already this is going to be good but emotionally difficult to read. I love this passage--I think she makes a very good point here that people often don't think about.

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MissSusie66
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This was an interesting story and an interesting victim who waited over 20 years for her rapist to be caught. (Not too triggery) I don't want to tell you her story because her telling her own story is so much of this book, I would recommend this book.

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Enjoyed this read for its honesty and informative description of how often AND severely the justice system works against the victim. The examination of how society expects victims to act after trauma is one to be discussed. Definitely an important read!

Well-ReadNeck Read Missoula earlier this year. Important but difficult to read. 4y
Lupita.Reads @Well-Read Neck definitely on my list! 4y
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Full disclosure: I know the author, but even if I didn't, I'd be pushing people to read this memoir. Emily Winslow lived through some of the worst things a person can ever live through, but she emerged with grace and dignity and an unbelievable ability to write about it with beauty. Read it!!

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Lupita.Reads

"He should know how young I was then. Then I worry more, that that happy, proud smile will just add to him thinking that what happened didn't matter. I worry that he won't understand." ????

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"Things were apart in me. Happy feelings didn't cancel out the terrible ones; nor did the bad mitigate the good. Every feeling was just itself. They rushed side by side, each of them strong on their own and unaffected by the other. All of them were powerful in their own ways."

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We need more books like this. Watson details her rape and subsequent twenty-year search for justice, but also addresses some serious problems with getting justice, how the system fails victims at so many levels, and what being a victim means. It's an eye-opening story that everyone should read.

Lupita.Reads Reading it now 🤘🏽 4y
BookishFeminist I've been really looking forward to this one. It looks so good! 4y
Gayan I can't wait to read this. 4y
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Liberty Good grief, I wrote Watson instead of Winslow. Don't post before caffeine, kids! 4y
catatonic1242 Have you read I Will Find You? Sounds like a very similar premise - I'll be interested to read this one and compare. 4y
Liberty @catatonic1242 No, but I plan to. Rebecca read it and loved it. Also, there's a great article in the NYT about them both. 4y
catatonic1242 That was a great article. Thanks for pointing me to it! 4y
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joiedeslivres
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Everyone needs to pick up this book, it's so important and Emily Winslow's writing is very engaging and brutally honest. It comes out on May 24, 2016!
(Full review on blog).

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Liberty
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Emily Winslow is a fantastic writer. I imagine this will be difficult but amazing.

AwkwardlyAlive Trust me, it's worth the read. 4y
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Loving this book by Emily Winslow. It's moving and heart wrenching and full of profound snippets of wisdom. Out on May 24th!! Add it to your TBR!

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