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The Resource Goodbye, sweet girl : a story of domestic violence and survival, Kelly Sundberg

Goodbye, sweet girl : a story of domestic violence and survival, Kelly Sundberg

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Goodbye, sweet girl : a story of domestic violence and survival
Title
Goodbye, sweet girl
Title remainder
a story of domestic violence and survival
Statement of responsibility
Kelly Sundberg
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Kelly Sundberg's husband, Caleb, was a funny, warm, supportive man and a wonderful father to their little boy, Reed. He was also vengeful and violent. But Sundberg did not know this when she fell in love. After Caleb's true nature was revealed, she tried to convince herself he would get better. It took a decade for her to ultimately accept that the partnership she desired could not work with such a broken man. In her remarkable book, she offers an intimate record of the joys and terrors that accompanied her difficult awakening, and presents a haunting, heartbreaking glimpse into why women remain too long in dangerous relationships. To understand herself and her violent marriage, Sundberg looks to her childhood in Salmon, Idaho, a small, isolated mountain community known as the most redneck town in the state. Like her marriage, Salmon is a place of deep contradictions, where Mormon ranchers and hippie back-to-landers live side by side; a place of magical beauty riven by secret brutality; a place that takes pride in its individualism and rugged self-sufficiency, yet is beholden to church and communal standards at all costs. Mesmerizing and poetic, Goodbye, Sweet Girl is a harrowing, cautionary, and ultimately redemptive tale. It brilliantly illuminates one woman's transformation as she gradually rejects the painful reality of her violent life, begins to accept responsibility for herself, and learns to believe that she deserves better
Summary
The author describes her abusive marriage to a man who was funny, warm and supportive but also vengeful and violent and how she finally rejected the abuse, accepted responsibility for herself and decided that she deserved better
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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10665341
Cataloging source
SALS
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1977-
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Sundberg, Kelly
Dewey number
362.82
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Sundberg, Kelly
  • Family violence
  • Abused women
  • Spousal abuse
  • Abusive men
  • Marital violence
Target audience
adult
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a story of domestic violence and survival
Label
Goodbye, sweet girl : a story of domestic violence and survival, Kelly Sundberg
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Would I Rather?
  • 6.
  • Saved
  • 7.
  • I Love You
  • 8.
  • Demolition
  • 9.
  • That Hot, Dry Summer
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Take Me to the River
  • 11.
  • Broken Things
  • 12.
  • Playlist for a Broken Heart
  • 13.
  • His Ghost in Her Bones
  • 14.
  • Christmas Baby
  • Blue
  • 15.
  • What I Didn't Write
  • 16.
  • A Hard Heart
  • 17.
  • The Archivist
  • 18.
  • It Will Look Like a Sunset
  • 19.
  • An Incomplete List of Reasons He Was Violent
  • 2.
  • 20.
  • I Just Don't Know What to Believe
  • 21.
  • Goodbye, Sweet Girl
  • Queen of Swords
  • 3.
  • The Perfect Family
  • 4.
  • Runaway
Control code
000065475314
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First Harper Perennial edition.
Extent
258 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780062497680
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1110583991
Label
Goodbye, sweet girl : a story of domestic violence and survival, Kelly Sundberg
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Would I Rather?
  • 6.
  • Saved
  • 7.
  • I Love You
  • 8.
  • Demolition
  • 9.
  • That Hot, Dry Summer
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Take Me to the River
  • 11.
  • Broken Things
  • 12.
  • Playlist for a Broken Heart
  • 13.
  • His Ghost in Her Bones
  • 14.
  • Christmas Baby
  • Blue
  • 15.
  • What I Didn't Write
  • 16.
  • A Hard Heart
  • 17.
  • The Archivist
  • 18.
  • It Will Look Like a Sunset
  • 19.
  • An Incomplete List of Reasons He Was Violent
  • 2.
  • 20.
  • I Just Don't Know What to Believe
  • 21.
  • Goodbye, Sweet Girl
  • Queen of Swords
  • 3.
  • The Perfect Family
  • 4.
  • Runaway
Control code
000065475314
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First Harper Perennial edition.
Extent
258 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780062497680
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1110583991

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