The Disappearance by Genevieve Jurgensen (Translated by Adriana Hunter)
This is an almost unbearably sad, yet stunningly beautiful, memoir written by a mother a dozen years after her two daughters, ages four and seven, were killed in an automobile accident. The callous reaction of the driver responsible for the tragedy inspired the author to co-found France’s League Against Road Violence, and her efforts to change laws and driving habits helped drastically cut traffic fatalities in France. In spite of the achingly poignant subject matter, this is a book that is hard to put down. Check catalog for availability.
- Submitted by Anna @ Central