Book Reviews of Facing the Wind : A True Story of Tragedy and Reconciliation

Facing the Wind : A True Story of Tragedy and Reconciliation
Facing the Wind A True Story of Tragedy and Reconciliation
Author: Julie Salamon
ISBN-13: 9780375759406
ISBN-10: 0375759409
Publication Date: 4/9/2002
Pages: 320
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 14 ratings
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Book Type: Paperback
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This is an excellent book. It is well researched and well written. The story of a man who had most everything in life, and who had a child born with multiple handicaps. He seemed to deal with it really well and then something went terribly wrong. Such a powerful story and the author is a wonderful writer. I'm sure that anyone would enjoy this book.
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Fascinating, complex story. Can a man who murdered his wife and children ever be forgiven? The author is a Wall Street Journal reporter who wrote the book The Devil's Candy.

I can't understand why this book isn't better known. Maybe it's because the cover is so ugly and boring looking? (I'm talking about the hardcover edition--the paperback is not as bad.)
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Gripping true crime story!
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A hard book to put down. Fascinating insite into the extremness of criminal insanity. A great account of the human struggle to maintain a place in society.
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This book was a true account of a man who took the lives of his family, 3 children and wife, and got away with it only to remarry and live on to have another child. He claimed he was mentally ill, he was also an upstanding man of the community, a lawyer, so he was not stupid by no means, you will need to read and decide for yourself if this was a well layed out plan for some time in his mind, or was he really mentally ill when he did this? I am still thinking on this conclusion & will not spoil the soup by telling you which way i am leaning. It was very well written and quite a page turner.
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A true story of a man who murders his wife and children, one who is disabled, the mental breakdown, the years after as seen thru the eyes and thoughts of friends and family.