I owe this woman a debt of gratitude because of her I was able to accept my own story of abuse and this is a terrible way to repay her but the novel is dated. There are consciousness raising groups and such in the book which is one of the reasons I think it has not withstood the test of time. The narrator is a brave soul who is seeking wholeness and I admire that but when psychological battery by women who say they care about you simply replaces physically assaults from men who say they care about you-that makes no sense to me. Assault is assault. It hurts and is not be embraced under any pretext. Ignoring all of that, again, the narrator is brave and is to be commended for her 'search for spring'.
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searching for springOct. 12 2010
Jeanne H. Simonoff
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i first read SEARCHING FOR SPRING in 1987 and find it just as compelling now as i did then. the book is the story of a woman finding herself and coming to her truth. it is captivating and speaks to the issue of being true to oneself no matter what the cost because the truth is the only thing that can "set you free".
it is important to find a book such as this that bears witness to the crime of sexual abuse and the possibility of healing.