January 29, 2020
Needham Free Public Library
1139 Highland Avenue
Needham, MA 02494
Needham DVAC One Book Event: No Visible Bruises: What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us by Rachel Louise Snyder
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
In No Visible Bruises, journalist Rachel Louise Snyder gives context for what we don’t know we’re seeing. She frames this urgent and immersive account of the scale of domestic violence in our country around key stories that explode the common myths–that if things were bad enough, victims would just leave; that a violent person cannot become nonviolent; that shelter is an adequate response; and, most insidiously, that violence inside the home is a private matter, sealed from the public sphere and disconnected from other forms of violence. Through the stories of victims, perpetrators, law enforcement, and reform movements from across the country, Snyder explores the real roots of private violence, its far-reaching consequences for society, and what it will take to truly address it.
Books available to borrow were purchased by the Friends of the Needham Public Library.
Co-Sponsored by the Needham Domestic Violence Action Committee and the Needham Free Public Library.