Jesus Land

  • by Julia Scheeres
  • Narrated by Elizabeth Evans
  • 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Julia and her adopted brother, David, are sixteen-years-old. Julia is white. David is black. It is the mid-1980s and their family has just moved to rural Indiana, a landscape of cottonwood trees, trailer parks, and an all-encompassing racism. At home are a distant mother more involved with her church's missionaries than her own children and a violent father. In this riveting and heartrending memoir Julia Scheeres takes us from the Midwest to a place beyond imagining: surrounded by natural beauty, the Escuela Caribea religious reform school in the Dominican Republicis characterized by a disciplinary regime that extracts repentance from its students by any means necessary. Julia and David strive to make it through these ordeals and their tale is relayed here with startling immediacy, extreme candor, and wry humor.

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Evil Alice & well & living in middle america

Horrified at the parents in this story immensely sick & sadistic parents belong behinds bars, Julie sounds very bright & seems to have a lot of emotional strenght she certainly needed it.
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- AnneDriscoll

Book Details

  • Release Date: 27-12-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios