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Amanda's Voice is a trip of trauma, tragedy and forgiveness. it's the tale of a bloodbath of a whole family--with the exception of 1 sibling, teen Amanda Bennett. during this ebook, her grandmother, Eileen Bennett, a retired newspaper reporter, relates the tale of the murders in chilling element: the could 2006 evening that Amanda misplaced her mom Wendy, 35; brother Scotty, 12; and sister Melanie, 6. Their husband and father, Scott, Sr., forty, had shot them as they slept ahead of turning the gun on himself. it's via Amanda, who lives her existence with the energy, dignity and forgiveness infrequently obvious in a single so younger, that the remainder of the family members reveals desire and forgiveness. For Eileen and her husband Chick, a retired police officer, it's a trip that leads them to the recent Jersey Statehouse in 2007, the place they joined different sufferers' households, me and different anti-death penalty advocates within the profitable circulate to abolish the dealth penalty in New Jersey. What might have been a narrative of revenge and bitterness as a substitute tells the story of the facility of forgiveness within the human spirit."
--Sister Helen Prejean, writer of "Dead guy Walking," which was once nominated for a 1993 Pulitzer Prize and used to be at the ny instances bestseller record for 31 weeks. The publication used to be the foundation for the Oscar-winning movie of an analogous name.

ABOUT the writer: Eileen Bennett is an award-winning newspaper reporter and editor dependent within the southern New JerseyPhiladelphia zone. She has approximately 30 years of stories adventure. She retired in 2003 from the clicking of Atlantic urban. Eileen released her first booklet, the fictitious "Incidental Tears," in 2005.

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