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Beyond These Walls is the story of a client living with Dissociative Identity Disorder, (DID), and her painful journey to a whole life. After years of horrific abuse, Hanna believed that her only option was to choose death until she met Rachel. Rachel's ability to love and nurture Hanna, within the context of a trusting, helping relationship, convinced Hanna to choose life. The book is presented from these two points-of-view: a therapist, with thirty years of experience, presents her humanistic, unconventional methods in order to gain a client's trust; and the client, whose own unfiltered words and pictures provide the reader with the stark reality of her struggle. Beyond These Walls describes how this unique therapist-client relationship helped integrate 26 distinct personalities of different gender and states of physical health into a whole person. Above all, it is a book about hope and the celebration of life.
Select your format based upon: 1) how you want to read your book, and 2) compatibility with your reading tool. To learn more about using Bookshare with your device, visit the "Using Bookshare" page in the Help Center.
Here is an overview of the specialized formats that Bookshare offers its members with links that go to the Help Center for more information.
- Bookshare Web Reader - a customized reading tool for Bookshare members offering all the features of DAISY with a single click of the "Read Now" link.
- DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) - a digital book file format. DAISY books from Bookshare are DAISY 3.0 text files that work with just about every type of access technology that reads text. Books that contain images will have the download option of ‘DAISY Text with Images’.
- BRF (Braille Refreshable Format) - digital Braille for use with refreshable Braille devices and Braille embossers.
- MP3 (Mpeg audio layer 3) - Provides audio only with no text. These books are created with a text-to-speech engine and spoken by Kendra, a high quality synthetic voice from Ivona. Any device that supports MP3 playback is compatible.
- DAISY Audio - Similar to the Daisy 3.0 option above; however, this option uses MP3 files created with our text-to-speech engine that utilizes Ivona's Kendra voice. This format will work with Daisy Audio compatible players such as Victor Reader Stream and Read2Go.