The Officer's Daughter: A Memoir of Family and Forgiveness


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6.1 X 9.3 X 1.0 inches | 0.79 pounds
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About the Author

Raised in Hollis, Queens and educated at Harvard, Elle got her first writing job on HOMICIDE: LIFE ON THE STREETS. Her credits include everything from THE FOSTERS and FINDING CARTER to LAW & ORDER and THE GLADES. She is currently co-showrunning MADAM CJ WALKER at Netflix and has done everything from working in Cairo after graduation to riding a bike across country for a cause.


Screen writer Johnson debuts with a beautiful and emotional memoir of a family tragedy...This searing story deserves a wide readership.--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
The Officer's Daughter is a powerful dissertation on the legacy of violence; a telling journey to the place in the heart where forgiveness is found. Elle Johnson's words are beautiful, poignant and painful; and always deeply resonant with truth. This book has an echo that stays with you well after you have turned the last page.--New York Times bestselling author, Michael Connelly
"This fierce, probing memoir beautifully explores the powerful aftershocks of staggering loss. How does a family go on, after senseless, random violence claims one of their own? Buried secrets fester until someone is brave enough to go digging. Elle Johnson has written a gift of a book -- one that instructs and inspires, even as it breaks your heart."--Dani Shapiro, New York Times bestselling author of Inheritance
The Officer's Daughter, by Elle Johnson, is a masterpiece. More than that, it's the perfect book for our troubled time. Johnson has written the deepest, most emotionally resonant understanding of forgiveness and justice I have ever read. --Darin Strauss, bestselling author of Half a Life
Powerful reflections on crime, murder, punishment, and redemption...A remarkable exploration of forgiveness by a veteran storyteller.--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)