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The Resource Visiting hours : a memoir of friendship and murder, Amy Butcher

Visiting hours : a memoir of friendship and murder, Amy Butcher

Label
Visiting hours : a memoir of friendship and murder
Title
Visiting hours
Title remainder
a memoir of friendship and murder
Statement of responsibility
Amy Butcher
Title variation
Memoir of friendship and murder
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this powerful and unforgettable memoir, award-winning writer Amy Butcher examines the shattering consequences of failing a friend when she felt he needed one most. Four weeks before their college graduation, twenty-one-year-old Kevin Schaeffer walked Amy Butcher to her home in their college town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Hours after parting ways with Amy, he fatally stabbed his ex-girlfriend, Emily Silverstein. While he was awaiting trial, psychiatrists concluded that he had suffered an acute psychotic break. Although severely affected by Kevin's crime, Amy remained devoted to him as a friend, believing that his actions were the direct result of his untreated illness. Over time, she became obsessed-determined to discover the narrative that explained what Kevin had done. The tragedy deeply shook her concept of reality, disrupted her sense of right and wrong, and dismantled every conceivable notion she'd established about herself and her relation to the world. Eventually realizing that she would never have the answers, or find personal peace, unless she went after it herself, Amy returned to Gettysburg-the first time in three years since graduation-to sift through hundred of pages of public records: mental health evaluations, detectives' notes, inventories of evidence, search warrants, testimonies, and even Kevin's own confession. Visiting Hours is Amy Butcher's deeply personal, heart-wrenching exploration of how trauma affects memory and the way a friendship changes and often strengthens through seemingly insurmountable challenges. Ultimately, it's a testament to the bonds we share with others and the profound resilience and strength of the human spirit"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Dewey number
364.152/3092
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV6248.S3817
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Visiting hours : a memoir of friendship and murder, Amy Butcher
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
sky271290584
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvi, 249 p.
Isbn
9780399172076
Lccn
2014040712
System control number
i9780399172076
Label
Visiting hours : a memoir of friendship and murder, Amy Butcher
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
sky271290584
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvi, 249 p.
Isbn
9780399172076
Lccn
2014040712
System control number
i9780399172076

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