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Description - Spectral Evidence by Moira Johnston

Spectral Evidence is a masterful account of the Ramona family of Napa Valley, CA, whose outward appearance of success was destroyed by allegations of child sexual abuse brought by Holly, the eldest of the Ramonas three daughters, by her mother, Stephanie, and by Hollys therapists against her father, Gary. These allegations were based on memories recovered through the efforts of the therapists, who were later successfully sued by Gary for malpractice. From the powerfully rendered confrontation between Gary and his wife and daughter, to the dramatic conclusion of the first trial, at which the entire concept of recovered memory was furiously debated, readers witness a dynamic and emotional family drama. Johnston, a veteran investigative journalist, objectively explores the nature of recovered memory, its validity, and its quick acceptance within the professional psychological community. The book provides an even-handed and fair survey of the research and opinions brought to bear by feminists, psychologists, memory scientists, and legal experts.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780813335872
ISBN-10: 0813335876
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 153mm x mm)
Pages: 448
Imprint: Westview Press Inc
Publish Date: 25-Nov-1998
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Moira Johnston

Moira Johnston is a veteran investigative journalist who lives in Napa Valley, California.

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