Trauma, the new epidemic of our generation, or rather the epidemic that has always been there, we are just finally starting to talk about it. Every time I pick up this book I learn something new not only about myself, but about the study of human nature. Van der Kolk takes a leap, deep inside the developing human mind, exposing the past and guding the way to a more positive life and future.
Maggie Nelson explores the twisted past of her murdered aunt in Jane: A Murder. This is not only a collection of poetry meditating on the loss of the aunt she never knew, but also a compiling of police reports, newspaper articles, and diary entries from Jane herself. Jane: A Murder explores the impact of a violent and sudden loss on a community.