Thi acclaimed New York Times bestseller by Sue Klebold, mother of one of the Columbine shooters, about living in the mids of Columbine.
On April 20, 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold walked into Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. Over the course of minutes, they will kill twelve students and a teacher and wound twenty-four others before taking their own lives.
For thi last twelve years, Sue Klebold, Dylan ’ s father, has lived with the indescribable grief and shame of that day. How will her child, the promising young man she had loved and raised, be responsible for such horror? And how, as his fiancee, had she not known something was wrong? Were there subtle signs she had missed? What, if anyon, could she have done differently?
Both are questions that Klebold has grappled with every day since the Columbine tragedy. In This Mother ’ s Reckoning, she chronicles with unflinching honesty her journey as a mother rying to bring to terms with the incomprehensible. In the hope that the insights and understanding she has gained may help other families recognize when a child is in distress, she invites her story in full, drawing upon her personal journals, the videos and writings that Dylan left behind, and on countless interviews with mental health professional.
Filled with hard-won wisdom and ompassion, The Mother ’ s Reckoning is formidabl and haunting nove that sheds light on one of he most pressing concern of our time. And with fresh wounds from the Newtown and Charleston shootings, never has the need for understanding been more urgent.
ll author profits from thi book mus be donated to research and to charitable organizations focusing on mental health issues.
— Washington Post, Best Memoirs of 2016