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Kidnap Victim Michelle Knight’s Book is Out

michelleknightMichelle Knight, one of three women kidnapped and held victim by Ariel Castro in Ohio, has published her memoir. She was the first of the three women to be kidnapped and the first of the group to publish a book. Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus are working on a book, which will be out later this year.

In Finding Me: A Decade of Darkness, a Life Reclaimed (Weinstein Books), Knight tells her story recounting the harrowing tale of life in captivity. Here is more about the book:

Barely out of her own tumultuous childhood, Michelle was estranged from her family and fighting for custody of her young son when she disappeared. Local police believed she had run away, so they removed her from the missing persons lists fifteen months after she vanished. Castro tormented her with these facts, reminding her that no one was looking for her, that the outside world had forgotten her. But Michelle would not be broken.

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Cleveland Kidnap Victim Michelle Knight Signs Book Deal With Weinstein Books

weinsteinbooksMichelle Knight, one of three women that was kidnapped and held captive by Ariel Castro, has signed a book deal with Weinstein Books. Weinstein Books’ Editorial Director Amanda Murray and Publishing Director Georgina Levitt from Jan Miller of Dupree Miller & Associates acquired the world rights to the book.

In the book, which has yet to be titled, Knight will tell the story of her early life, her abduction and the present day. The story will include details about spending a year alone, before the other women were abducted, as well as how they escaped. The book  is slated for publication in Spring 2014.

“I want to give every victim of violence a new outlook on life,” explained Knight in the press release. “Victims need to know that no matter how hard it rains in the darkness, they will have the strength and courage that God gave them when they were born to rise above and overcome any obstacle that stands in their way. If you hold your head up high and have your feet firmly on the ground, you won’t let hell consume or define how you feel inside. We shall define ourselves not as victims but as victors, and this will lead us to peace.”

Kidnapping Victims Interviewed for Book

FoFmary4_3_edited-1Ariel Castro kidnapping survivors Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus will collaborate with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Mary Jordan on an upcoming book about their experience.

Jordan (pictured, via) will interview Berry and DeJesus to tell their story. Williams & Connolly attorney Robert Barnett will negotiate the deal. At this point in time, no publication date has been scheduled. Here’s more about the book:

Berry and DeJesus, who, along with Michelle Knight, spent a decade in captivity — chained and shuttered inside the home of Ariel Castro on Cleveland’s near West Side — before escaping on May 6, when Berry kicked out a panel in the front door and crawled to freedom with the help of neighbors responding to her cries for help.