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"Rape counselor Uttaro draws upon his years of experience to warn that sexual abuse is far more prevalent than most people suspect, and provides a moving series of survivor stories. Uttaro persuasively argues that each survivor's story is unique—and this militates one-size-fits-all advice. The surprising revelations of the survivors Uttaro interviews corroborate his claim that justice is an individual concept that depends on what redress survivors seek. Uttaro's assurances that survivors are not defined by sexual abuse offer the possibility of a positive resolution. This book is both informative for the general public and supportive for those who have suffered sexual abuse. It is hard to imagine that members of either group will not gain from reading it."

-Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)


“An engaging examination of a painful subject, with a focus on healing and forgiveness."

-Kirkus Reviews


"Compassionate advice…Quite moving.”

- Kirkus Reviews


“To the Survivors weaves together many candid accounts to form a brave and alarming exposé of assault. It is a worthwhile, eye-opening project.”
- Foreword Clarion Reviews


“The book stands to offer a safe space for those who’ve suffered assault and are exploring next steps.”
– Foreword Clarion Reviews


The survivors “exhibit willingness to speak about their experiences in unflinching detail”
- Foreword Clarion Reviews

“To the Survivors is quite a read. It’s informative.  It is very compassionate. It is insightful. I think you have presented more than one perspective. And you haven’t done it from a positioning of one-sidedness. You really have covered quite a few different perspectives, both of those that have been the victims of this horrific act and those that want to help. So I really think it’s quite a powerfully packed book. To the Survivors is a very powerful one.”

– Donna Seebo, The Donna Seebo Show




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