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Rabbit heart : a mother's murder, a daughter's story / by Kristine S. Ervin.

Ervin, Kristine S., (author.).


"Kristine S. Ervin was just eight years old when her mother, Kathy Sue Engle, was abducted from an Oklahoma mall parking lot and violently murdered in an oil field. First, there was grief. Then the desire to know: what happened to her, what she felt in her last terrible moments, and all she was before these acts of violence defined her life. In her mother's absence, Ervin tries to reconstruct a woman she can never fully grasp--from her own memory, from letters she uncovers, and the stories of other family members. As more information about her mother's death comes to light, Ervin's drive to know her mother only intensifies, winding its way into her own fraught adolescence. In the process of both, she reckons with contradictions of what a woman is allowed to be--a self beyond the roles of wife, mother, daughter, victim--what a "true" victim is supposed to look like, and, finally, how complicated and elusive justice can be." -- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781640096370
  • ISBN: 164009637X
  • Physical Description: 288 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Counterpoint edition.
  • Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Counterpoint, [2024]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Subject: Ervin, Kristine S.
Murder > Oklahoma > Case studies.
Murder victims' families > Oklahoma.
Children of murder victims > Oklahoma.
Genre: Informational works.
True crime stories.
Case studies.

Available copies

  • 2 of 6 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Rolla Public.


  • 0 current holds with 6 total copies.
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Rolla Public Library NF 364.1523 ERV (Text) 38256101869109 Adult Nonfiction Available -

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