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The source of all things : a memoir / Tracy Ross.

Ross, Tracy. (Author).

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  • 5 of 5 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Mooresville PL - Mooresville 921 ROS (Text) 37323001959678 NONFIC Available -
Noble Co PL - East (Avilla) 921 ROS (Text) 38131003609830 NCPLE-Non-fiction Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield 921 Ross (Text) 31208911281782 non-fiction Available -
Starke Co PL - Schricker Main Library (Knox) 921 ROS (Text) 30032010531041 BIOGRAPHY Available -
Westfield Washington PL - Westfield B-Ross (Text) 78292000306310 Adult Biography Book Collection Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781439172971 :
  • ISBN: 1439172978 :
  • Physical Description: vi, 290 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: 1st Free Press hardcover ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2011.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
An untimely death -- A knight in shining bell-bottoms -- The power of love -- My pa -- Love interrupted -- Agent of change -- Bull's eye -- Run! -- Fugitive -- Girl, interrogated -- Where there's love, there's a BMW with heated seats -- New roles, new rules -- Escape to art school -- The Hospital Blues -- Search and rescue -- Disappearing act -- Father-daughter road trip -- Rebound man -- The great escape -- Love, actually -- Shooting stars (or birth stories) -- PTSD -- Crash and burn -- Return to Redfish Lake.
Citation/References Note:
PW 01/24/2011
Kirkus 01/15/2011
Subject: Ross, Tracy > Childhood and youth.
Abused children > United States > Biography.
Adult child abuse victims > United States > Biography.
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  • Baker & Taylor
    The author explains how her love for the outdoors--and her journeys to natural landscapes in Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming and Alaska--became her only source of redemption after suffering sexual abuse from her stepfather for more than six years.
  • Baker & Taylor
    The author explains how her love for the outdoors--and her journeys to natural landscapes in Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming and Alaska--became her only source of redemption after suffering sexual abuse from her stepfather for more than six years. 100,000 first printing.
  • Blackwell Publishing
    Tracy Ross never knew her biological father, who died after a brain aneurysm when she was still an infant. So when her mother married Donnie, a gregarious man with an all-wheel-drive jeep and a love of hiking, four-year-old Tracy was ecstatic to have a father figure in her life. A loving and devoted stepfather, Donnie introduced Tracy's family to the joys of fishing, deer hunting, camping, and hiking among the most pristine mountains of rural Idaho. Donnie was everything Tracy dreamed a dad would be---protective, brave, and kind. But when his dependence on his eight-year-old daughter's companionship went too far, everything changed.

    Once Donnie's nighttime visits began, Tracy's childhood became a confusing blend of normal little girl moments and the sickening, secret invasion of her safety. Tormented by this profound betrayal, Tracy struggled to reconcile deeply conflicting feelings about her stepfather: on the one hand, fear and loathing, on the other hand, the love any daughter would have for her father. It was not until she ran away from home as a teenager that her family was forced to confront the abuse---and it tore them apart.

    At sixteen, realizing that she must take control of her own future, Tracy sent herself to boarding school and began the long slow process of recovery. There, in the woods of Northern Michigan, Tracy felt called back to the natural world she had loved as a child. Over the next twenty years, the mountains and rivers of North America provided Tracy with strength, confidence, comfort, and inspiration. From trekking through the glaciers of Alaska to guiding teenagers through the deserts of Utah, Tracy pushed herself to the physical limit on her way to becoming whole again. Yet, as she came into her own, found love, and even started a family, Tracy realized that in order to truly heal she had to confront her stepfather about the demons from the past haunting them both.

    The Source of All Things is a stunning, unforgettable story about a wounded daughter, her stepfather, and a mistake that has taken thirty years and thousands of miles of raw wilderness to reconcile. Only Tracy can know if Donnie is forgivable. But one thing is for certain: In no other story of abuse does a survivor have as much strength, compassion, bravery, and spirit as Tracy displays in The Source of All Things.
  • Simon and Schuster
    Tracy Ross never knew her biological father, who died after a brain aneurysm when she was still an infant. So when her mother married Donnie, a gregarious man with an all-wheel-drive jeep and a love of hiking, four-year-old Tracy was ecstatic to have a father figure in her life. A loving and devoted step-father, Donnie introduced Tracy’s family to the joys of fishing, deer hunting, camping, and hiking among the most pristine mountains of rural Idaho. Donnie was everything Tracy dreamed a dad would be—protective, brave, and kind. But when his dependence on his eight-year-old daughter’s companionship went too far, everything changed.

    Once Donnie’s nighttime visits began, Tracy’s childhood became a confusing blend of normal little girl moments and the sickening, secret invasion of her safety. Tormented by this profound betrayal, Tracy struggled to reconcile deeply conflicting feelings about her stepfather: on the one hand, fear and loathing, on the other hand, the love any daughter would have for her father. It was not until she ran away from home as a teenager that her family was forced to confront the abuse—and it tore them apart.

    At sixteen, realizing that she must take control of her own future, Tracy sent herself to boarding school and began the long slow process of recovery. There, in the woods of Northern Michigan, Tracy felt called back to the natural world she had loved as a child. Over the next twenty years, the mountains and rivers of North America provided Tracy with strength, confidence, comfort, and inspiration. From trekking through the glaciers of Alaska to guiding teenagers through the deserts of Utah, Tracy pushed herself to the physical limit on her way to becoming whole again. Yet, as she came into her own, found love, and even started a family, Tracy realized that in order to truly heal she had to confront her stepfather about the demons from the past haunting them both. The Source of All Things is a stunning, unforgettable story about a wounded daughter, her stepfather, and a mistake that has taken thirty years and thousands of miles of raw wilderness to reconcile. Only Tracy can know if Donnie is forgivable. But one thing is for certain: In no other story of abuse does a survivor have as much strength, compassion, bravery, and spirit as Tracy displays in The Source of All Things


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