(W. W. Norton, 1999)

(W. W. Norton, 1999)

Jamie Kalven’s insight and bone-deep honesty overwhelm. This is a work of terrible beauty.
— Studs TERKEL
The ghost of violence hovers over these pages; also a certain beauty—the beauty of transparent, pellucid prose animated by a sensibility at once tender and unsentimental. The clarity and purity of Kalven’s sentences are an astonishing vehicle for the exact rendering of terrors. At the same time, he makes immediate that which violence forever threatens to eclipse—the weavings of civilization, the opening of doors and spirits, the sweetness of ordinary life. This is a remarkable book and a remarkable writer.
— Cynthia OZICK

Photo essay, designed by David Eads, weaving photographs by Patricia Evans together with text from Working With Available LightWeekend America, National Public Radio, January 14, 2006.

Remarks, Rape Victim Advocates benefit,, April 21, 2005.

"Wife's rape leads to journey of discovery," Chicago Tribune, April 24, 2008.

Publisher's Weekly, February 1, 1999

Rebecca Mead, "Aftershock," New York Times, April 11, 1999.

Steve Fiffer, "Painful Images," Chicago Tribune, April 18, 1999.

Patricia Evans, letter to the New York Times in response to Rebecca Mead review, May 2, 1999.

Barbara Brotman, "From Silence to Eloquence," Chicago Tribune, November 24, 1999.

Noreen S. Ahmed-Ullah, "Husband's Book on Rape Stirs Debate," Chicago Tribune, March 21, 2000.

Anne Stein, "Couples Share Stories of Rape, Assault," Chicago Tribune, November 8, 2000. 

Kathryn Masterson, "Rape victims' activist honored," Chicago Tribune, April 22, 2005.