Robert D Reed Publishers
Degree of Normal by Barbara Harken
A Woman's Journey Out of Childhood Abuse
This mental health issue (Dissociative Identity Disorder) is complex and a difficult topic to undertake in a fictional book. I applaud the author for taking on this subject. ~ Dr. Debra Johnson, MD
At her mother’s funeral, Jocelyn makes a startling discovery―she has an aunt, her mother’s sister. Not only does this woman offer college-student Jocelyn much needed employment, but Aunt Paula holds the key to unlocking family secrets, secrets Jocelyn needs to confront.
With the help of her best friend Alex, Jocelyn begins a journey of knocking down inner walls she has erected from years of abuse. The question is―will those broken walls free her or bury her? And what about this new-found aunt, a restaurateur/artist who signs her paintings “Charlie”?
In this psychological novel, enter the world of trauma survival through dissociation and redemption through love and courage.
Other book by Barbara Harken published by Robert D. Reed Publishers: The 86th Degree: A Story of Abuse, Rejection, and Healing. This book is also available as a Kindle eBook on Amazon.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Barbara Harken was raised in Chicago and moved to Iowa at the age of sixteen. She teaches writing at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa and, in her spare time, dabbles in art. Barbara and her husband, Bob, have two adult sons, two grandchildren, and two patient daughters-in-law. This is her third novel.
Degree of Normal: A Woman's Journey Out of Childhood Abuse
A Novel by Barbara Harken
6 x 9 soft cover, 264 pages, $16.95