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Prayers for Bobby|Leroy Aarons
Prayers for Bobby : A Mother's Coming to Terms with the Suicide of Her Gay Son
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Bobby Griffith was an all-American boy ...and he was gay. Faced with an irresolvable conflict-for both his family and his religion taught him that being gay was "wrong"-Bobby chose to take his own life.

Prayers for Bobby, nominated for a 1996 Lambda Literary Award, is the story of the emotional journey that led Bobby to this tragic conclusion. But it is also the story of Bobby's mother, a fearful churchgoer who first prayed that her son would be "healed," then anguished over his suicide, and ultimately transformed herself into a national crusader for gay and lesbian youth.

As told through Bobby's poignant journal entries and his mother's reminiscences, Prayers for Bobby is at once a moving personal story, a true profile in courage, and a call to arms to parents everywhere.

This item is Non-Returnable

  • ISBN-13: 9780062511232
  • ISBN-10: 0062511238
  • Publisher: HarperOne
  • Publish Date: August 1996
  • Dimensions: 8.01 x 5.3 x 0.67 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.59 pounds
  • Page Count: 288