BOOKS BY LOUISE
THE FROZEN HEART
Why didn't you fight back? They ask. How did six million Jews allow themselves to be slaughtered? How did they go so easily into the abyss?
I don't feel angry. I don't expect them to understand. How could they? How can one understand what one has not experienced?
How do you fight men with heavy, German boots and hate in their hearts? Fight guns in the hands of men who easily slaughter babies and old, blind men? How do you fight fear?
We did fight back. And we died anyway.
But you knew. You watched and did nothing. You watched. We fought back. And we died anyway.
THE GIRL IN A PILLBOX
Between Smallpox and COVID-19 there was another virus: Tuberculosis. TB, as it was often called, was seen as a death sentence at its peak. Patients were isolated and sent to institutions "in the country", the consensus being that fresh air would eliminate the virus. In 1950, a ten year old girl was sent to live in one of these "homes in the country" to recover from a severe bout of Rheumatic Fever. She remained, not only isolated, but bedridden for nearly three years. These are her thoughts on those years.
NIGHT MUSIC: MUSINGS AND MANTRAS
LOUISE EAGLE is the founder of a non-profit which lends moral and emotional support to "kinship-caregivers", those relatives raising other relatives children, including grandparents raising their grandchildren. This may also include other relatives, such as aunts and uncles, siblings, cousins as well as family friends and foster parents. Over a period of years, Louise penned various poems, blogs, mantras, and thoughts (musings) to encourage and empower these "caregivers." Many of these poems and musings are included here to inspire and support not only caregivers but anyone in need of a kind word.
RAW: DIARY OF A RAPIST
RAW: Diary of a Rapist is a fictionalized account of all too familiar stories of women --- and one man --- who have been sexually assaulted. It also includes the thoughts of a rapist, a blended version, who commits these assaults. While each story is true, names, events and places have all been fictionalized to protect both the innocent and the guilty. Prayerfully, you will not find yourself in these pages. One of the one - in - five women (one in seven men) who will be or have been assaulted in their lifetime.