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Author Klebold, Sue, author

Title A mother's reckoning : living in the aftermath of the Columbine tragedy / Sue Klebold ; introduction by Andrew Solomon
Published London, England : WH Allen, 2016
London : WH Allen, 2016


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Description xxii, 305 pages ; 22 cm
regular print
Contents Introduction / Andrew Solomon -- PART I: The last people on earth -- "There's been a shooting at Columbine High School" -- Slivers of glass -- Someone else's life -- A resting place -- Premonition -- Boyhood -- One mother to another -- A place of sorrow -- Life with grief -- The end of denial -- PART II: Toward understanding -- The depths of his despair -- Fateful dynamic -- Pathway to suicide: Dylan's junior year -- Pathway to suicide: Dylan's senior year -- Collateral damage -- A new awareness -- Judgment -- The wrong question -- Conclusion: Knowable folds
Summary On April 20, 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold walked into Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. Over the course of minutes, they would kill twelve students and a teacher and wound twenty-four others before taking their own lives. For the last sixteen years, Sue Klebold, Dylan's mother, has lived with the indescribable grief and shame of that day. How could her child, the promising young man she had loved and raised, be responsible for such horror? And how, as his mother, had she not known something was wrong? Were there subtle signs she had missed? What, if anything, could she have done differently? These are questions that Klebold has grappled with every day since the Columbine tragedy. In A Mother's Reckoning, she chronicles with unflinching honesty her journey as a mother trying to come to terms with the incomprehensible. In the hope that the insights and understanding she has gained may help other families recognize when a child is in distress, she tells her story in full, drawing upon her personal journals, the videos and writings that Dylan left behind, and on countless interviews with mental health experts. Filled with hard-won wisdom and compassion, A Mother's Reckoning is a powerful and haunting book that sheds light on one of the most pressing issues of our time. And with fresh wounds from the recent Newtown and Charleston shootings, never has the need for understanding been more urgent. All author profits from the book will be donated to research and to charitable organizations focusing on mental health issues
Analysis Biography
Multiple killings
Overseas item
Secondary schools
United States
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Also issued online
Subject Klebold, Dylan, 1981-1999.
Klebold, Sue -- Family.
Klebold, Sue.
Columbine High School (Littleton, Colo.)
Columbine High School Massacre, Littleton, Colo., 1999.
Mothers -- Colorado -- Littleton -- Biography.
Mothers -- Biography.
Mothers -- Colorado -- Littleton.
School shootings -- Colorado -- Littleton.
Teenagers -- Mental health.
Mental Health.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Author Solomon, Andrew, 1963- author of introduction
ISBN 9780753556801