They Cage the Animals at Night: The True Story of an Abandoned Child's Struggle for Emotional Survival (Mass Market)

They Cage the Animals at Night: The True Story of an Abandoned Child's Struggle for Emotional Survival Cover Image
$7.99
Usually Ships in 1-5 Days

Description


The heartbreaking, iconic true story of an abandoned little boy’s horrific journey through the American foster care system.

On a misty evening in Brooklyn, Jennings Michael Burch’s mother, too sick to care for him, left her eight-year-old son at an orphanage with the words, “I’ll be right back.” She wasn’t.

Shuttled through a bleak series of foster homes, orphanages, and institutions, Jennings never remained in any of them long enough to make a friend. Instead, he clung to a tattered stuffed animal named Doggie, his sole source of comfort in a frightening world.

Here, in his own words, Jennings Michael Burch reveals the abuse and neglect he experienced during his lost childhood. But while his experiences are both shocking and devastating, his story is ultimately one of hope—the triumphant tale of a forgotten child who somehow found the courage to reach out for love, and found it waiting for him.

About the Author


Jennings Michael Burch was the author of the bestselling autobiography They Cage the Animals at Night. He worked as a New York City policeman, a chauffeur, a theater manager, a magazine pressman, and a short-order cook. He held a B.A. in forensic psychology from John Jay College. He passed away in 2013.

Praise For…


“A valuable and beautiful book which addresses issues of concern to everyone—what really does happen to foster children and what allows some children to survive the same emotional trauma that shatters forever the lives of others.”—Eleanor Craig, author of P.S. Your Not Listening
 
“A deeply moving and inspiring story.”—Alan Arkin
 
“Everyone who cares about the quality of life and the future of nation should read this book.”—William R. Bricker, National Director, Boys Clubs of America
 
“This heartbreaking, shocking, ultimately triumphant tale is an extremely important book.”—Lucy Freeman, author of Fight Against Fears
 
“A must for every library...should be required reading for every couple expecting a child.”—Sally Struthers
 
“This heart-wrenching, autobiographical account…has the power of a Dickens novel.”—Booklist
 
“A winner—gripping, unforgettable, shattering.”—Flora Rheta Schreiber, author of Sybil


Product Details
ISBN: 9780451159410
ISBN-10: 0451159411
Publisher: Berkley
Publication Date: October 1st, 1985
Pages: 304
Language: English

Audiobooks available!

Digital Audio Books

Get a Gift Card

Gift Cards

CopperBox Book Subscription

CopperBox

Nine Stores in Sonoma, Napa and Marin Counties

Petaluma Store

140 Kentucky Street
707-762-0563
click for hours & info



Petaluma 
Underground

140 Kentucky Street
707-782-0228
click for hours & info



Sebastopol Store

138 N.Main Street
707-823-2618
click for hours & info



Santa Rosa Store

(Montgomery Village)
775 Village Court
707-293-2109
707-578-8938
click for hours & info



Healdsburg Store

104 Matheson Street
707-433-9270
click for hours & info



Napa Store

1300 First Street, Suite 398
707-252-8002

click for hours & info



Calistoga Store

1330 Lincoln Avenue
707-942-1616
click for hours & info



San Rafael Store

1200 4th Street
415-524-2800

click for hours & info



Novato Store

999 Grant Avenue
Suite 105
(415) 763-3052
click for hours & info



Larkspur Store
2419 Larkspur Landing Circle
(415) 870-9843
click for hours & info

Headquarters (Offices)

139 Edman Way 
Sebastopol
707-823-8991
click for hours & info