The Shattered Oak
Overcoming domestic abuse and a misdiagnosis of mental illness. Based on a true story. by Sherry Genga. $14.95 120 ppg
A once vibrant oak tree in her yard began dying, voicing cries of help through its dead leaves and moss-covered branches. Inside the house Barbara too was in crisis, the recipient of her husband’s anger and rage. As time passes Barbara can no longer stay strong as she deals with her own demons as the oak too weakens. Based on a true story, this woman takes us inside her emotionally charged existence. Letting us feel the anguish of domestic abuse, divorce, attempted suicides, and incarceration in a mental institution, she eventually meets her savior who helps her unravel the mystery surrounding her dysfunctional mental state. This book is a must-read for anyone going through domestic abuse or depression, or family members who are trying to make sense out of the situation.