Get Educated!

The first step to ending domestic violence or healing from an unhealthy relationship is getting educated about the dynamics of abuse and learning more about self-compassion and self-care. Our staff put together this list of books to get you started.

Adult Fiction

A woman is no man

A Woman is No Man

By Etaf Rum

Behind Closed Doors

By B.A. Paris

Big Little Lies

By Liane Moriarty

Crazy Love

Crazy Love

By Leslie Morgan Steiner

Into the Darkest Corner

Into the Darkest Corner

By Elizabeth Haynes

When I hit you

When I Hit You

By Meena Kandasamy

Black and Blue

Black and Blue

By Anna Quindlen

She's Come Undone

She’s Come Undone

By Wally Lamb

A Little Life

By Hanya Yanagihara

Drowning

Drowning

By Katelin Maloney

Adult Non-Fiction

In the Dream House

In the Dream House

By Carmen Maria Machado

Boundaries

Boundaries

By Dr. Henry Cloud & Dr. John Townsend

Self-Compassion

Self-Compassion

By Kristin Neff, PH.D.

The Body Keeps the Score

The Body Keeps the Score

By Bessel Van Der Kolk, M.D.

What Happened to You

What Happened to You?

By Bruce D. Perry & Oprah Winfrey

Women Who Run With the Wolves

Women Who Run With the Wolves

By Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Ph.D.

Fierce Self-Compassion

Fierce Self-Compassion

By Kristin Neff, PH.D.

No Visible Bruises

No Visible Bruises

By Rachel Louise Snyder

Why Does He Do That?

Why Does He Do That?

By Lundy Bancroft

Should I Stay or Go?

Should I Stay or Go?

By Lundy Bancroft & JAC Patrissi

Healing from Hidden Abuse

Healing from Hidden Abuse

By Shannon Thomas, LCSW

When Dad Hurts Mom

When Dad Hurts Mom

By Lundy Bancroft

Young Adult Fiction

Dreamland

Dreamland

By Sarah Dessen

What Kind of Girl

What Kind of Girl

By Alyssa Sheinmel

Eleanor & Park

Eleanor & Park

By Rainbow Rowell

Die for You

Die for You

By Amy Fellner Dominy

The Girl Who Fell

The Girl Who Fell

By S.M. Parker