Praise for Under My Roof
“Under My Roof is a courageous, at times compelling, honest and informative narrative. King’s well-crafted, all-too-familiar images present a fresh insight despite the major challenges of the thinking in this field and in the law.”
–Diane Bridgeman, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist, Chair of the American Psychological Association’s Advisory Committee on Colleague Assistance, and Chair of the California Disaster Mental Health Coalition
“Under My Roof is a brave, compelling and necessary story of one mother’s attempt to protect her daughter in an era before there was real help available. We have very few accounts of incest from the perspective of the mother, and Emalou King has given us a heartbreakingly honest book that takes us through the suffering and into healing. This story will be supportive for all mothers whose children have been abused; for all survivors of abuse who want to understand more about their mothers, and it should be required reading for every professional who works with families in which incest has taken place.”
–Ellen Bass, Author of The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse (HarperCollins 1983 )co-authored with Laura Davis; and, The Human Line (Copper Canyon Press, 2007); Mules of Love (BOA, 2002) which won the Lambda Literary Award; Featured on the March/April 2011 cover of the American Poetry Review.
“Under My Roof is an outstanding contribution, and King being a nurse adds to the cache. This is a fresh point of view . . .”
–Marla Miller, April 18, 2011, The Writer Magazine; Founder, MarketingTheMuse.com