Details about Hope: A Memoir of Survival in Cleveland

On May 6, 2013, Amanda Berry made headlines around the world when she fled a Cleveland home and called 911, saying: "Help me, I'm Amanda Berry... I've been kidnapped, and I've been missing for ten years." A horrifying story rapidly unfolded. Ariel Castro, a local school bus driver, had separately lured Berry, Gina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight to his home, where he kept them chained. In the decade that followed, the three were raped, psychologically abused, and threatened with death. Berry had a daughter -- Jocelyn -- by their captor. Drawing upon their recollections and the diary kept by Amanda Berry, Berry and Gina DeJesus describe a tale of unimaginable torment. Reporters Mary Jordan and Kevin Sullivan interweave the events within Castro's house with original reporting on efforts to find the missing girls. The full story behind the headlines -- including details never previously released on Castro's life and motivations -- Hope is a harrowing yet inspiring chronicle of two women whose courage, ingenuity, and resourcefulness ultimately delivered them back to their lives and families.


Leah Staab

Posted March 2, 2016

In May 2013, the nation was stunned to learn about the discovery of three young women held prisoner for ten years in a house in Cleveland, Ohio.

Hope: A Memoir of Survival in Cleveland is the unforgettable story of two of those women, Amanda Berry a…

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