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    Through the Glass Kindle Ê Through the PDF \ as a newlywed was about to come crashing down around her One month after her wedding, a police officer arrived at her door to tell her that her husband, Jason, had been arrested and charged in the brutal assault and kidnapping of two women In the aftermath of these crimes, Shannon dealt with a heavy burden of grief, the stress and publicity of a major criminal investigation, and the painful stigma of guilt by association, all while attempting to understand what had made Jason turn to such violenceIn this intimate and gripping journey into prisons, courtrooms and the human heart, Shannon reveals the far reaching impact of Jason s crimes, the agonizing choices faced by the loved ones of offenders and the implicit dangers of a correctional system and a society that prioritizes punishment over rehabilitation, and victimhood over recovery."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 368 pages
  • Through the Glass
  • Shannon Moroney
  • English
  • 04 April 2018
  • 0385676034

Through the Glass[EPUB] ✼ Through the Glass By Shannon Moroney – Essayreview.co.uk An impassioned, harrowing and ultimately hopeful story of one woman s pursuit of justice, forgiveness and healingWhen Shannon Moroney married in October of , she had no idea that her happy life as a n An impassioned, harrowing and ultimately hopeful story of one woman Through the PDF \ s pursuit of justice, forgiveness and healingWhen Shannon Moroney married in October of , she had no idea that her happy life as a newlywed was about to come crashing down around her One month after her wedding, a police officer arrived at her door to tell her that her husband, Jason, had been arrested and charged in the brutal assault and kidnapping of two women In the aftermath of these crimes, Shannon dealt with a heavy burden of grief, the stress and publicity of a major criminal investigation, and the painful stigma of guilt by association, all while attempting to understand what had made Jason turn to such violenceIn this intimate and gripping journey into prisons, courtrooms and the human heart, Shannon reveals the far reaching impact of Jason s crimes, the agonizing choices faced by the loved ones of offenders and the implicit dangers of a correctional system and a society that prioritizes punishment over rehabilitation, and victimhood over recovery.


About the Author: Shannon Moroney

Through the Glass is an intimate and gripping journey into Through the PDF \ prisons, courtrooms and the human heart in which Shannon Moroney reveals the widespread ripple effect of her husband s crimes, the agonizing choices faced by the loved ones of offenders and the implicit dangers of a correctional system and a society that prioritizes retribution over rehabilitation, and victimhood over recovery Shannon s story sparks discussion and debate about gaps in the justice system, the treatment of direct and collateral victims, offender accountability, and the future of prisons It also inspires readers to consider the role forgiveness might play in their own lives no matter how they have been wronged Through the Glass became an instant bestseller when it was released across Canada in and was nominated for several awards, including the prestigious Governor General s Literary Award Canada and the Arthur Ellis Award for Crime Writing It was listed in CBC s Canada Reads Top and has also been adopted as required reading at several high schools, colleges and universities It is currently on the Top List at the Empathy LibraryThrough the Glass made its international debut in titled The Stranger Inside in the UK only and has been featured in major newspapers around the world including The Guardian UK , The National Post Canada , The Huffington Post, and The Globe and Mail, as well as numerous magazines such as Maclean s and Chatelaine Canada , That s Life Australia , Bella UK , Welt der Wunder Germany , Swiat Wiedzy Poland , and You South Africa Today, Shannon lives in Toronto where she is remarried and the mother of two year old twin girls She is a sought after public speaker, member of the international Forgiveness Project, and a volunteer with the award winning youth program, Leave Out ViolencE LOVE She regularly gives public talks, guest lectures, and visits schools, book clubs and inmate groups that are reading her book She also leads workshops on writing, forgiveness and restorative justice.


10 thoughts on “Through the Glass

  1. says:

    I was at first startled, then incredulous, then furious with Moroney as I read this book she struck me as deeply self centred, with a remarkable blind spot for the suffering of her husband s actual victims What angered me the most was that she repeatedly attempted to find out, from various mutual friends, co workers, and acquaintances, familial and identifying details about her husband s victims she demands to know the identity of the stepson of one of the victims, who was a student at the sc I was at first startled, then incredulous, then furious with Moroney as I read this book she struck me as deeply self centred, with a remarkable blind spot for the suffering of her husband s actual victims What angered me the most was that she repeatedly attempted to find out, from various mutual friends, co workers, and acquaintances, familial and identifying details about her husband s victims she demands to know the identity of the stepson of one of the victims, who was a student at the school at which she worked When refused by the principal, she insists that it would make her feel less anxious to know who the kid is Okay but it s not all about your comfort level, Ms Moroney Told no again, she attempts to find out from the vice principal Then, when she finds out that this victim s partner is a work acquaintance, Moroney is angry with him and the victim yes, you read that right that they asked mutual acquaintances not to disclose this relationship to her I had to put the book down for a few minutes at that point Moroney was angry at the woman her husband brutally raped for wanting her privacy Wow.All while Moroney petitions the court to have a publication ban placed on her own name, since she faces so much stigma and invasion of privacy Seems fair.Later, she laments that she is denied a conjugal visit with her husband, incarcerated for brutally sexually assaulting and abducting two women demands the right to, along with the women her husband raped, deliver a victim impact statement so long that the court calls a recess in the middle of it has her mother deliver a victim impact statement during which her mother calls the rapist her son in love, with his victims listening in the courtroom There sthat angered me, but those are the highlights.It is offensive that she is profiting from the hideous crimes her husband committed, but what troubled me on a psychological level was the way Moroney repeatedly elevated her suffering, and even that of her violent and terrifying monster of a husband, to the level suffered by the victims I m not saying she didn t suffer, but I m confident she didn t endure anything near what the two women imprisoned in her basement did

  2. says:

    One woman who puts her pain and suffering above every one else s She marries a man who has murdered before but she s surprised when he commits another violent crime With complete disregard for the rape victims privacy she goes on a journey for closure I can understand how she would want closure but she is such a self centered ego centric it s sickening Btw, getting your period after being a couple of days late doesn t mean you lost a baby which she keeps bringing up.

  3. says:

    SPOILER ALERT I grabbed this book off the shelf at the library when I didn t have a book on hold to read It s a book I probably would ve never selected had I really understood the gravity of the crimes But I found it captivating At first, I thought Shannon was naive foolish in pursuing a romantic relationship with Jason He was very upfront and told her from the beginning that he d be in jail and was on parole for murdering a female roommate I feel everyone has the opportunity to make am SPOILER ALERT I grabbed this book off the shelf at the library when I didn t have a book on hold to read It s a book I probably would ve never selected had I really understood the gravity of the crimes But I found it captivating At first, I thought Shannon was naive foolish in pursuing a romantic relationship with Jason He was very upfront and told her from the beginning that he d be in jail and was on parole for murdering a female roommate I feel everyone has the opportunity to make amends and do better But I also feel that you need to be smart in choosing relationships that are positive and healthy I was evenshocked when she decided to stay in contact with her husband after he kidnapped and raped 2 women By the end of the book though, I found I respect this woman greatly Never once did she condone or excuse Jason s actions nor did Jason He always wanted to plead guilty Shannon brings to light a very complex problemhow to make criminals take accountability for their actions but at the same time also providing support to help provide rehabilitation and hopefully recovery to the point that they can return to society and not be a threat Having criminals just living in jails for years on end and the returning to society having had no real counseling, education opportunities it s helping anyone Her support of restorative justice was something I d really never known much about but feel it much better way to help criminals be accountable but at the same time also allow the victims to address their accusers and hopefully be able to get answers and find some peace, so they can move productively forward in their lives without remaining victims.The ending was bittersweet I surprised myself when I felt sorry for Jason when Shannon remarried Not because Shannon shouldn t move forward but because you could see it was heartbreaking decision for her as well She knew at that time Jason would need to do the best he could with the circumstances he ll having being in jail for years on end She could no longer spend her time trying to help provide legal assistance to help him maintain build a healthy mental state It was a reminder how cyclical abuse is if the victims never get proper counseling and coping skills

  4. says:

    The woman in this book made me so angry He husband raped and kidnapped 2 women but she spends the entire book defending his actions and calling herself a victim I kept reading, hoping she would redeem herself somehow, but nope, she considered her husband a victim of the system and herself a victim because her dreams of a happy life were shattered.

  5. says:

    This book has intrigued me ever since I heard about it I volunteer to support and advocate for victims of crime and have often wondered, along with others in my field, who supports and advocated for the families of offenders Especially violent offenders whose actions and crimes negatively impact not only their victims but also their families Hard question.In her book Through the Glass, Shannon Moroney tells her story how her storybook marriage and life fell apart one month in, the day the po This book has intrigued me ever since I heard about it I volunteer to support and advocate for victims of crime and have often wondered, along with others in my field, who supports and advocated for the families of offenders Especially violent offenders whose actions and crimes negatively impact not only their victims but also their families Hard question.In her book Through the Glass, Shannon Moroney tells her story how her storybook marriage and life fell apart one month in, the day the policeman came to her hotel room to tell her that her husband had been arrested on charges of sexual assault, kidnapping andShannon writes, in a straight forward way, of her journey through pain, guilt, denial, the loss of friends and employment and the many obstacles of the Canadian criminal justice system It is important to remember that this is Shannon s personal journey and it may not be the same journey that every one in this situation needs to take I was impressed with how she stayed true to what she knew she needed to do for herself, despite the objections and misunderstanding of many of those around her I was also impressed that she could write about her experiences in a way that didn t attack her attackers but simply states the facts, how she felt and what she did in a fair and understanding way The story is very well written.I must say that I was sceptical from time to time about the author s decisions in the process and wondered if they would turn out for the best It was frustrating to read about the lack of help and understanding she received as she tried to follow a path that was not well marked or travelled As a victim advocate, I was especially dismayed at the response she received from the victim advocate she was referred to, when it was determined that she also was a victim of her husband s secret life I want everyone to know that not all advocates are as insensitive and rude as the one she dealt with Even still Shannon persevered She took the time to look inside herself and recognise what she needed Then she went on a no holds barred search for support and help in moving forward with whatever decision she had made You ll notice that I keep calling the author by her first name As I read, I found myself connecting with Shannon and her story in a personal way possibly because of the volunteer work I do and possibly because of my own personal experiences, or maybe just because she is so honest and open in telling her story There were parts of the book and the conclusions she comes to with regards to improving the justice system in Canada, that I don t necessarily agree with And many of her decisions are not ones I would have made for myself But each of us must process our lives and deal with our personal calamities in our own ways What I do think this book does is open a door to discussion that has long been ignored in our society what do the offender s family go through in the aftermath of his her criminal behaviour I think these silent victims of crime will benefit greatly from Shannon s experiences and her continued advocacy in this area

  6. says:

    A book by a very self involved person who made very, very bad life decisions, wont admit to them, and feels the need to justify her behaviour.She knowingly chose to have a relationship with a man in prison or on parole for the murder of a woman, with strong sexual overtones he says she refused his sexual advances , and when, several years later he kidnaps 2 strangers and brutally sexually assaults him the author is shocked Shocked How could he have done this Shannon because he had done A book by a very self involved person who made very, very bad life decisions, wont admit to them, and feels the need to justify her behaviour.She knowingly chose to have a relationship with a man in prison or on parole for the murder of a woman, with strong sexual overtones he says she refused his sexual advances , and when, several years later he kidnaps 2 strangers and brutally sexually assaults him the author is shocked Shocked How could he have done this Shannon because he had done it before.while I feel for families of people who commit crimes, there are varying degrees of knowledge and involvement, In this case, Shannon had 100% knowledge of his past She blames the justice system for misleading her well, she pretty much blames everyone for her decision.she is still so self delusional that she wrote this book and has an active website It s actually embarrassing I have never seen someone so in need of attention.My condolences to the real victims and their families the woman he murdered and the two strangers he viciously assaulted This does speak to the need for the criminal justice system to much better understand violence against women and sexual violence

  7. says:

    Shannon Moroney s memoir, Through The Glass is one of the most emotionally compelling non fiction reads I ve stumbled upon in a while.Through The Glass opens with an ominous knock at the door Shannon opens the door to the news that her husband of only a month has been arrested for the brutal assault and kidnapping of two women Shannon finds herself thrown into a world she cannot fathom, devastated from the revelation, and learning she herself has been a victim of her husband s dark tendencies Shannon Moroney s memoir, Through The Glass is one of the most emotionally compelling non fiction reads I ve stumbled upon in a while.Through The Glass opens with an ominous knock at the door Shannon opens the door to the news that her husband of only a month has been arrested for the brutal assault and kidnapping of two women Shannon finds herself thrown into a world she cannot fathom, devastated from the revelation, and learning she herself has been a victim of her husband s dark tendencies What follows in the rest of the book is Shannon s journey through the legal system, a desperate attempt to understand her husband s dark compulsions, and ultimately a journey of forgiveness and peace.Shannon s experience highlights an often overlooked segment of the criminal justice system the family of the offender They are often given no guidance on how to proceed through the process, or offered much support, even if they, too, are victims of the offender What Through The Glass did was offer me a stark reminder that there is often muchto a story than what we know That crime doesn t just happen to a victim And this in no way is meant to diminish the impact to victim of a crime, only that it is a form of death in a way when a loved one commits a crime You re grieving the loss of a life you imagined yet the person you are mourning isn t dead.Shannon also reveals how it is possible to forgive a person but not an act How it is possible to provide closure between victims and offenders through honest and open dialogue And how some offenders truly do need to be locked away forever, for the safety of society at large.Shannon s story made me want to be acompassionate person I admit, early on in the book when Shannon recounts meeting her husband Jason, a part of me judged her for her choices But as she explained how their relationship progressed, I realized two things First, that I was too harsh in my snap judgement of Shannon, and second, that many of us are guilty of similar knee jerk reactions and are probably guilty of misjudging a number of people.Frankly, if I were ever in trouble, I would want people like Shannon and her family in my corner This book is simply one woman s story of a shattered world, and how she found her way through it and on to new happiness The benefit is that in reading her story, we learn a lot about grief, compassion, and understanding And just maybe, we want to be a better person because of it

  8. says:

    I am glad Shannon Moroney s life experiences had provided her with opportunity to give her life meaning and purpose through advocacy However I believe Shannon was naive to fall blindly into love with a murderer and expect a happily ever after There are many troubling comments in her book pertaining to forgiveness and lack of rights for criminals who have commited disgusting violent crimes I agree, she did not commit the crime but I was shocked to read how upset she was when she was relocated I am glad Shannon Moroney s life experiences had provided her with opportunity to give her life meaning and purpose through advocacy However I believe Shannon was naive to fall blindly into love with a murderer and expect a happily ever after There are many troubling comments in her book pertaining to forgiveness and lack of rights for criminals who have commited disgusting violent crimes I agree, she did not commit the crime but I was shocked to read how upset she was when she was relocated to another school by her school board Shannon had clearly lost sight as a teacher guidance counsellor of putting students instead of herself first I found this to be a reoccuring theme throughout her book I gave her book 3 stars as it made me think, question and continue to examine restorative justice

  9. says:

    I wish the author had focusedon the broken prison system instead of lamenting her victimization I believe she was genuinely concerned about the women her husband savagely assaulted, but to put herself in the same category did not resonate with me She knowingly married a murderer She chose to marry him anyway The women who were brutalized had NO choices All in all, this book left a bad taste in my mouth.

  10. says:

    Through The Glass by Shannon Moroney I won this book from Goodreads as a First Reads giveaway This is a true story Sad but true.I found this book an eye opener regarding mental health, the prison system, courtrooms and rehabilitation.Shannon Moroney met her future husband, Jason Staples, while he was working as a cook at a soup kitchen in Kingston, Ontario hometown of Kingston Penitentiary Shannon had taken a group of kids there for a field trip Jason was very charming and they were im Through The Glass by Shannon Moroney I won this book from Goodreads as a First Reads giveaway This is a true story Sad but true.I found this book an eye opener regarding mental health, the prison system, courtrooms and rehabilitation.Shannon Moroney met her future husband, Jason Staples, while he was working as a cook at a soup kitchen in Kingston, Ontario hometown of Kingston Penitentiary Shannon had taken a group of kids there for a field trip Jason was very charming and they were immediately attracted to one another I must say I give him credit for his honesty On their first date Jason fully recounts his criminal past telling Shannon how he, at the age of 18, murdered his roommate and spent 10 years in prison The therapists and doctors said he was a model prisoner and rehabilitated In spite of it all the two were in love and eventually got married.A month after the wedding, while in Toronto on a conference, Shannon was visited in her hotel room by the police with tragic, unexpected news Jason was arrested and charged with kidnapping and sexually assaulting two women Shannon s world crashed at that point.This book is Shannon s brave, personal and honest account of what happened after that In my opinion she is an incredibly strong woman who took a tragic turn of events and found something positive out of it Shannon became a restorative justice advocate Even though her life was shattered and changed forever with strength found in her family and friends she focused on forgiveness and now speaks of moving to a system of restorative justice This was not a happy read and at times I found it difficult to go on I rate this book 4 stars for its painfully honest account

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