Between Families

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About the author:
Karin Mitchell is the happily married mother of two. Originally from the Midwest (St. Louis and Iowa,) she now writes and skis in the mountains of Colorado (when not scribbling or singing with her two beautiful boys.)

Karin teaches writing at Colorado Mountain College in Summit County Colorado. In her past, she was a special education teacher, teaching in both public school and residential treatment centers. She briefly stepped into the world of casework at Social Services but quit after a few years and went to grad school to learn how to write and edit longer bodies of work. Between Families is based on the work she did in those arenas.

Between Families

Authored by Karin Mitchell
Cover design or artwork by Lowe Bindfors Sweden
Edited by Laura K Anderson
Edition: 1st Edition

12-year-old Seffra knows that her drug-addicted mother isn't perfect, but they're family and love each other. Sometimes love isn't enough, though, and when Seffra moves into an institution, Castlerock, a residential treatment center for kids from all kinds of backgrounds, she gets a reality check and struggles to accept the control the institution exerts over her every decision.

This realistic account examines institutionalization, shame, sexual abuse, family, and identity and calls attention to the struggles that children of parents with addictions face.

Between Families is a page-turner with a way of sticking with you. Long after you put the book down, you'll find yourself remembering sharp details, thinking of Seffra and wondering what will become of her.

Publication Date:
1499584776 / 9781499584776
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / Literary

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