The Year We Disappeared: A Father- Daughter Memoir

 
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Release Date
March 30, 2010
ISBN
1599904543
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When Cylin Busby was nine years old, she was obsessed with Izod clothing, the Muppets, and a box turtle she kept in a shoebox. Then everything changed overnight. Her police officer father, John, was driving to his shift when someone leveled a shotgun at his window. The blasts that followed left John's jaw on the passenger seat of his car—literally. While clinging to life, he managed to write down the name of the only person he thought could have pulled the trigger. The suspect? A local ex-con with rumored mob connections. The motive? Officer Busby was scheduled to testify against the suspect's family in an upcoming trial. Overnight, the Busbys went from being the "family next door" to one under 24-hour armed guard, with police escorts to school, and no contact with friends. Worse, the shooter was still on the loose, and it seemed only a matter of time before he'd come after John—or someone else in the family—again. With few choices left to them, the Busby family went into hiding, severing all ties to the only life they had known.

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Powerful Memoir
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Powerful tale of a family whose life is turned upside down after one horrific event. This memoir is told through two perspectives: nine year old Cylin and her father John.

I could not put this memoir down.What I liked best about the writing is the format.It helps the reader understand not only how the adults dealt with the situation, but also how the children struggled and coped. It gives a whole new perspective about the sacrifices that police officers and other public servants sometimes have to make for the benefit of the public.

A story about redemption and recovery, and of hope and healing.This is one families should read together. Get from teens and parents.
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