Beyond Betrayal: Healing My Broken Past

Carolyn Koons, Author HarperCollins Publishers $13.95 (275p) ISBN 978-0-06-064766-7
Koons, whose earlier book, Tony: Our Journey Together, related her fight to adopt a five-year-old Mexican boy falsely imprisoned for murder, here reveals the traumas she suffered during the first three decades of her life. The victim of abusive parentsher mother was a prostitute, her father a violent alcoholicKoons migrated from place to place with her nomadic family. In her teens, virtually abandoned, psychically damaged and without roots, she was befriended by an adult who involved her in a Christian community, through which she achieved the inner healing described in this testament to the power of faith and prayer. Koons is professor of Christian education at a Southern California university. 35,000 ad/promo; author tour. (September 10)
Reviewed on: 09/01/1986
Release date: 09/01/1986
Paperback - 275 pages - 978-0-06-064756-8
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