|A Mother's Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy|
A Mother's Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy is a book by Sue Klebold, published by Crown Publishers, New York City, NY in 2016.
On April 20, 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold walked into Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. Over the course of minutes, they would kill twelve students and a teacher and wound twenty-four others before taking their own lives.
For the last sixteen years, Sue Klebold, Dylan’s mother, has lived with the indescribable grief and shame of that day. How could her child, the promising young man she had loved and raised, be responsible for such horror? And how, as his mother, had she not known something was wrong? Were there subtle signs she had missed? What, if anything, could she have done differently?
These are questions that Klebold has grappled with every day since the Columbine tragedy. In A Mother’s Reckoning, she chronicles with unflinching honesty her journey as a mother trying to come 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 tells her story in full, drawing upon her personal journals, the videos and writings that Dylan left behind, and on countless interviews with mental health experts.
Filled with hard-won wisdom and compassion, A Mother’s Reckoning is a powerful and haunting book that sheds light on one of the most pressing issues of our time. And with fresh wounds from the recent Newtown and Charleston shootings, never has the need for understanding been more urgent.
Table of contentsEdit
|Introduction by Andrew Solomon||xi|
|Part I: The Last People on Earth|
|Chapter 1: "There's Been a Shooting at Columbine High School"||3|
|Chapter 2: Slivers of Glass||18|
|Chapter 3: Someone Else's Life||32|
|Chapter 4: A Resting Place||49|
|Chapter 5: Premonition||52|
|Chapter 6: Boyhood||57|
|Chapter 7: One Mother to Another||81|
|Chapter 8: A Place of Sorrow||106|
|Chapter 9: Life with Grief||108|
|Chapter 10: The End of Denial||125|
|Part II: Toward Understanding|
|Chapter 11: The Depth of His Despair||151|
|Chapter 12: Fateful Dynamic||165|
|Chapter 13: Pathway to Suicide: Dylan's Junior Year||173|
|Chapter 14: Pathway to Violence: Dylan's Senior Year||207|
|Chapter 15: Collateral Damage||239|
|Chapter 16: A New Awareness||242|
|Chapter 17: Judgment||255|
|Chapter 18: The Wrong Question||268|
|Conclusion: Knowable Folds||229|
- Crown Publishers, 2016. (Hardcover) ISBN 9781101902752
- Thorndike Press, 2016. (Hardcover, Large Print) ISBN 9781410490018
- WH Allen, 2016. (Hardcover) ISBN 9780753556795
- Crown Publishers, 2016. (Softcover) ISBN 9781101907023
- WH Allen, 2016. (Softcover) ISBN 9780753556801
- Bruna Uitgevers, 2016. (Softcover, Dutch) ISBN 9789400506947
- Robert Laffont, 2016. (Softcover, French) ISBN 9782221159125
- FISCHER, 2016. (Softcover, German) ISBN 9783596034314
- Sperling & Kupfer, 2016. (Softcover, Italian) ISBN 9788820060213