Leaving Takoma Park: Lewis Bridger Books Volume 1
Part explosive novel, part childhood trauma case-study, Godwin's eloquent writing soothes readers through dark territory. From the back cover: "Meet trauma magnet Lewis Bridger. Based on true events, countless abuses appeared to destroy her capacity and future. As well, she was taught to hide her horrors, and did so quite well. Repeated molestation, beatings and ridicule resulted in neurological, psychological and spiritual damage. Lewis found, as most children do, tiny nuggets of help in divine assistance she received throughout each episode, which eventually led to her victory over these evils. Somehow she found reasons to fight on, knowing if she did, someday she would gain safety and peace."