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A Summer Reading List – Part Two: Trauma in Fiction

compiled by Pat Shelly

Part Two: Trauma in Fiction

Do you want to advance your knowledge of trauma this summer? Have you been meaning to read a classic in the field, or find out about the latest in treatment modalities? Do you find that fiction can provide nuance regarding the impact of trauma on people’s lives?

Part One of the reading list provided clinical titles on trauma treatment.

Part Two offers my own eclectic selection of a half-dozen works of fiction. Novels often include critical social and political issues, and some of these titles even include characters who are social workers. And with my seventh selection on this list, I offer an example of poetry that helps soothe my spirit during difficult times – self-care through bibliotherapy.

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