The Black Leather Satchel is a powerful and potentially life-changing read at 288 pages. Loralie Lawson, PhD, Psychologist, recently offered a positive review: “Child abuse, and especially child sexual abuse takes a terrible toll on children and the adults they eventually become. Ms. Czech’s book, The Black Leather Satchel, is a mesmerizing account of one of those victim’s stories, her own. Ms. Czech persevered and succeeded, where many child victims never do, and she credits the people she dubs her “Angels.”
Kirkus Reviews praised the book as well: “Czech relates her struggle to make peace with her painful childhood and to learn to accept emotional intimacy in her life. Her story begins when her mother flees with her boyfriend and the author after losing a custody battle with Czech’s father in Connecticut. The new family begins a new life on the Ben Davis Farm in Vermont, where the author says that she was later subjected to horrifying sexual abuse by her stepfather. Fortunately, she says several people helped her heal over the course of her life; she calls these people her “Angels.” The first and perhaps most important of these was Philippa Bassinger, the landlord of the Ben Davis Farm, who became something of a surrogate parent when she convinced Czech’s mother to allow the girl to leave home and attend first grade in Cooperstown, New York. Czech writes that other, later “Angels,” including neighbor’s and college professors, gave her the confidence and compassion to overcome obstacles in life. Her decision to finally rebuff her stepfather at age 11 demonstrated remarkable strength. She ultimately severed all ties with him, but his influence lingered as she struggled with intimacy for years. But the author’s unflinching, vivid depictions of her worse memories are a testament to her strength as a writer, and her ability to share her darkest moments with such honesty is formidable.”
The Black Leather Satchel is available at fine retailers worldwide, including Amazon.com. Wholesale orders can be placed through Ingram. Author Paula Czech is available for interviews. Please call Rob Rop of Seacoast Press at 800-767-0531 to arrange an interview or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Paula Czech:
Born in Connecticut, raised in Vermont and New Hampshire, Paula Czech returned to the Green Mountain State as an adult to find the peace that had escaped her as a child. In between she became a registered nurse by attending the NH Hospital School of Nursing in Concord, NH. Later she attended the SUNY Empire State College in Albany, NY where she graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Mental Health. Her nursing career spanned fifty years from a staff nurse to management, and included acute care, long term care, home health, mental health, infection control, and utilization management. She married and ultimately experienced her happiest moment with the birth of her son. Presently in retirement she enjoys family, friends, writing, her Rag Doll cat, “Buffy” and an occasional horseback ride. Paula Czech considers her advocacy work for victims of sexual abuse to be her most important mission.
About Seacoast Press:
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