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text ☆ ´ Ryan D'Agostino The astonishing story of one man’s recovery in the face of traumatic loss and a powerful meditation on the resilience of the soul On July 23 2007 Dr William Petit suffered an unimaginable horror Armed strangers broke into his suburban Connecticut home in the middle of the night bludgeoned him nearly to death tortured and killed his wife and two daughters and set their house on fire He miraculously survived and yet living through those horrific hours was only the beginning of his ordeal Broken and defeated Bill was forced to confront a uestion of ultimate conseuence How does a person find the strength to start over and live again after co On July 23 2007 it seemed that Dr Bill Petit’s life was over Two men broke into his small town Connecticut house while he was asleep They brutally attacked him beating him on his head then tied him to a pole in the basement to die They then began a seven hour rampage of torture against his wife who one of the men raped and then strangled and two daughters ages seventeen and eleven raping the younger one when they couldn’t find any money in the house Afterwards they set the house on fire Bill managed to escape to roll to a neighbor’s house before the men set the house on fire Though severely injured Bill survived His wife and daughters died The men were uickly captured in the minivan they stole from the house Bill’s life was in ruins The community was in shock While THE RISING concentrates uite a bit on the events of the night and the trials of the two perpetrators it also provides some background on the Petit family and to a lesser degree on how Bill was able to deal with the aftermath It provides much information about the first trial I wish it had about the second one Bill was raised to give back to the community through both his work he was an endocrinologist and volunteer work His wife and daughters also volunteered in numerous capacities Throughout his life he was always in control and kept his emotions hidden After their deaths he learned about the caring actions of his daughters things they never told him The community pulled together to help him heal as did donations from strangers throughout the country who heard his story His facade eventually broke down somewhat during the first trial and enabled him to begin to move on with his life in a stronger position The book offers hope and a way to possibly deal with a major tragedy It also has a few a lines of humor For example it tells that his wife told one man she was a pediatric nurse; he replied she could probably give him a great foot rub There are some areas that seem extraneous An example is when it mentions that he once dated a girl named Wendy All the children in the family had the names of the Darling family in Peter Pan It is a fast read but not an easy one because of the subject matter The author is a professional journalist working primarily in the magazine area Some parts are taken from articles he had published earlier That might explain why there is a lot of repetition which is one of the main reasons I have given the book only three stars I received an uncorrected proof of the book from LibraryThing Some things may have been changed by the time the final version was printed I also hope the final version includes some photographs of the family They along with photos shown at the trial are available on line

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epub ☆ The Rising Hardcover ¾ ryan d'agostino ¾ The astonishing story of one man’s recovery in the face of traumatic loss—and a powerful meditation on the resilience of the soul On July 23 2007 Dr William Petit suffered an unimaginable horror Armed strangers broke into his suburban Connecticut home in the mid Nfronting the darkest of nightmares? In The Rising acclaimed journalist Ryan D’Agostino takes us into Bill Petit’s world using unprecedented access to Bill and his family and friends to craft a startling inspiring portrait of human strength and endurance To understand what produces a man capable of surviving the worst D’Agostino digs deep into Bill’s all American upbringing and in the process tells a remarkable story of not just a man’s life but of a community’s power to shape that life through its embrace of loyalty and self sacrifice as its most important values Following Bill through the hardest days through the desperate ti 4 starsThis was a true crime story but that's not all it was about It was the rising out of the ashes of a man a father and a husbandA horrible tragic event occurred in 2007 that left Bill Petit for dead his house in ashes and his wife and two daughters raped and murdered This was a premeditated crime in which both criminals that is way too nice of a name for them were caught leaving the house in the family van Both blamed the other yet there were phone calls alluding to both being in on the act and both were given a trial of their peersThis is truly the story of Bill Petit and how he dealt with losing his whole family while he was half dead losing 5 to 7 pints of blood tied up in his basement hearing little while his family was dying just above himIt was a very interesting read and it's hard to say that it was enjoyable due to the circumstances So I will just say that it was an uplifting read which I am glad that I readThanks to Blogging for Books and Crown Publishers for providing me this tragic but rememberable book in exchange for an honest review

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The RisingMes in the aftermath of the attack and the harrowing trials of the two men responsible for it The Rising offers hope that we can find a way back to ourselves even when all seems lost  Today Bill Petit has remarried He and his wife have a baby boy The very existence of this new family defies rational expectation and yet it confirms our persistent if often unspoken belief that we are greater than what befalls us and that if we know where to look for strength in trying times we will always find it Bill’s story told as never before in The Rising is by turns compelling and uplifting an affirmation of the inexhaustible power of the human spir The Rising Murder Heartbreak and the Power of Human Resilience in an