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  • Keywords
    • Child abuse,
    • Sexual abuse,
    • Abandonment,
    • Dysfunctional families,
    • Personal Memoir,
    • Surviving abuse,
    • Sisters

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Where Are You Mom?
"Touched By Evil"
by Anne-Marie Mac Donald Courtemanche and Sharon Dorival

When Anne-Marie Courtemanche was a little girl, she fell victim to a sadistic step-father, who physically and sexually abused her and her little sister and savagely beat their emotionally-withdrawn mother and siblings. Then her mother fled the marriage, taking some of the children…but leaving Anne-Marie behind to be tormented and abused for the rest of her childhood. Where Are You, Mom? is a testament to the resiliency of the human spirit, the effect that even a little bit of love can have on a damaged soul, and the power of sibling bonds. A shocking indictment of the failures of organized religion and social services in protecting abused children during the 1960s and ’70s, it chronicles Anne-Marie’s determined quest for justice in the crimes against her. As Anne-Marie rises to healing, a beacon of hope shines through. Heart-stoppingly frank and painfully emotional, this is an autobiography that will inspire other victims to seize back control of lives tainted or ruined…while deeply haunting those lucky enough to be untouched by abuse.

Anne-Marie Courtemanche is the mother of three amazing children and the grandmother of two wonderful little girls. She is proud to say she has been a dedicated nurse’s aide and loving caregiver for twenty years and presently works at Lachute Hospital. Where are You, Mom? is her first book. Sharon Dorival is an avid reader and passionate writer, whose heart goes out to children around the world. Sharon was born in The Commonwealth of Dominica but immigrated to Canada in 1999. She has a diploma in early childhood education and has worked as a health-care aide providing support to the elderly and to children of various backgrounds. In 2004, her poem “It Seemed to Me” received an Editor’s Choice Award. In 2012, Sharon was a finalist in the World Poetry Competition. Her poem “Applaud Them” is featured in Stars in our Hearts: Images, a classic poetry collection. Her work is also featured in three other poetry books: The International Who’s Who in Poetry, The Best Poets and Poems of 2012, and Sistahs With Ink Voices. Sharon shares some of her work on Facebook under the pseudonym SweetShabin.


Anne-Marie Mac Donald Courtemanche
Sharon Dorival

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