With the same acute observation, humor, and compassion she brought to her Pulitzer Prize-winning Is There No Place on Earth for Me?. Sheehan tells the story of one family's passage through the child-welfare system. A searing account of poverty, addiction, and abuse which poses inescapable questions about our society.
""Sheehan eloquently and unflinchingly describes the structured waste of human potential that systematically deprives our society of honor and harmony. No reader with a conscience, no reader with a heart, will come away from this complicated, infuriating and unforgettable book untouched or unmotivated to instill long-overdue change.""--Michael Dorris, author of The Broken Chord