Book cover of What You Have Heard Is True: A Memoir of Witness and Resistance by Carolyn Forcheby Carolyn Forché

2019 National Book Award Finalist

“Reading it will change you, perhaps forever.” —
San Francisco Chronicle

“Astonishing, powerful, so important at this time.” –Margaret Atwood

What You Have Heard is True is a devastating, lyrical, and visionary memoir about a young woman’s brave choice to engage with horror in order to help others. Written by one of the most gifted poets of her generation, this is the story of a woman’s radical act of empathy, and her fateful encounter with an intriguing man who changes the course of her life.

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