Saturday, September 20, 2008

While They Slept

I have known Jody Arlington (pictured with her husband Franck Cordes) since 1994. It was only recently that she revealed publicly that her brother killed their family when she was 16. He has spent the years since in prison. She has moved on, periodically writing the story herself (as her thesis, for instance). Now she has allowed Kathryn Harrison to tell it in While They Slept, which was published in June 2008. I reviewed it on nth position and it was reviewed in the New York Times. Jody has been featured on Good Morning America and in the Washington Post Magazine. Strong woman, horrifying story, great book.