TRIUMPH: A JOURNEY OF HEALING FROM INCEST
Readers' Comments & Praise
"You are such a good storyteller." Woman in mall.
"...your brave and beautiful writing." Shelagh Rogers, (in personal email)
"You are a pioneer." Caitlin Hicks, author, actor, playwright.
“I have just finished your fine book and was moved and touched and exhilarated...”
- Sandra Butler, Educator, Author, Conspiracy of Silence and Cancer in Two Voices.
“Your style is so compelling and your treatment of such personally and socially sensitive subject
matter so direct, honest and brave that I literally could not put [it] down....[You] offered something
to my understanding that I did not find elsewhere”
- Crisis line worker, Calgary Sexual Assault Centre, Calgary, AB.
"The quality of the writing and teaching as expressed in Triumph is excellent” - Harvey
Armstrong, M.D., Dip. Psych., Child Psychiatry, F.R.C.P. Canada, Associate Professor of
Psychiatry, University of Toronto
“Triumph...is on the recommended reading list for graduate students” - Toni Ann Laidlaw, Ph.D.
Professor of Education, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Co-author with Cheryl Malmo,
Ph.D., Healing Voices.
“Your sharing really does enrich all of our healing processes...” - Executive Director, Aftermath:
Self-help for Families of Sexually Abused Children, Toronto.
“Thoroughly recommend your book” - Crisis Line worker, Grande Prairie, AB
“Written in a style that is easy to read and comprehend...” - Abuse Survivor.
“Others’ stories tell of the incest ‘and now I’m happy and well.’ For those in the throes of the
pain...your book reads like a comforting hand on the shoulder” - Abuse Survivor
“Seldom have I been so emotionally committed to a book as I have to Triumph” - Don Loney,
(former) Publisher, McGraw-Hill Ryerson Ltd.
“I am grateful for your book” - Oprah Winfrey.
“...a triumph of the soul” - Calgary Herald.
“Your book has meant so much to so many” - Shelagh Rogers, CBC Host.
“...to be commended” - Quill and Quire.
“A story of triumph” - Ottawa Citizen.
“...a pilgrim [who adds] a new dimension....No one can come away from this book unaffected” -
“Your book is a triumph - Peter Gzowski
“[Trysh Ashby-Rolls] gave a superb reading, which was warm, intelligent, engaging and powerfully
descriptive. She has not only had the courage to write about challenging social issues other writers
seldom attempt—but has also developed a voice and style that are literary in the best sense of that
word.” - Gary Geddes, author, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Department Canadian
Literature, University of Washington State.
Triumph: A Journey of Healing from Incest Second Edition (forthcoming, 2019)
Left Behind Dad: A Father's Search for his Missing Children (forthcoming, 2019)
Triumph: A Journey of Healing from Incest (McGraw-Hill, 1991)
Contributions to Anthologies:
This Place a Stranger: Canadian Women Travelling Alone (Caitlin Press, 2015)
Walk Myself Home: An Anthology to End Violence Against Women (Caitlin Press, 2010)
As One Cradles Pain (Ascent Publications, 2009)
The Great Canadian Literary Cookbook (Festival of the Literary Arts, Sechelt, BC, 1992)