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The Rising A harrowing but deeply uplifting book about healing against all odds, written by an award winning writer with deep access to Dr William Petit, whose entire family was murdered in a Connecticut home invasion reminiscent of In Cold Blood On July William Petit, a successful Ivy League educated doctor and pillar of the community, enjoyed a nice dinner with his wife and two young daughters At the next morning, Petit s world was shattered by a series of heinous events that ended in the torture and brutal murders of his wife and two daughters The Rising is not only about a man absorbing an unimaginable blow, it s about the human impulse to live, even when it seems there is nothing to live for Petit s family was taken from him in the most wrenching way imaginable, forcing him to face questions he never wanted to ask What s the point of life Would it have been better never to have found love at all, when the void left by the departed is so cruel and endless What is the life I built worth to the world These are questions all of us, in a much less urgent way, face just by being aliveToday, seven years after the tragedy, Petit is remarried and has a new baby boy, William He hasn t practiced medicine since that night, but he has made his way back to a place where happiness is possible The Rising will inspire anyone who has faced extraordinarily difficult circumstances Bill Petit s remarkable story has the potential to change the lives of millions of readers, offering a profound and moving example of indomitable love, astonishing determination, and the power of the human spirit [Reading] ➺ Muerte en Hamburgo (Jan Fabel, By Craig Russell – Kleankitchen.co.uk written by an award winning writer with deep access to Dr William Petit [Read] ➹ Jazz Age Stories ➵ F. Scott Fitzgerald – Kleankitchen.co.uk whose entire family was murdered in a Connecticut home invasion reminiscent of In Cold Blood On July William Petit ❮Ebook❯ ➣ Much Obliged, Jeeves Author P.G. Wodehouse – Kleankitchen.co.uk a successful Ivy League educated doctor and pillar of the community ❮Reading❯ ➺ The Wrong Blood Author Manuel de Lope – Kleankitchen.co.uk enjoyed a nice dinner with his wife and two young daughters At the next morning ➾ [Download] ➻ The Customer-Funded Business By John W. Mullins ➷ – Kleankitchen.co.uk Petit s world was shattered by a series of heinous events that ended in the torture and brutal murders of his wife and two daughters The Rising is not only about a man absorbing an unimaginable blow [PDF / Epub] ☃ The Affair By Emma Kavanagh – Kleankitchen.co.uk it s about the human impulse to live ❮Read❯ ➵ Summer People & The Little House Author Shirley Jackson – Kleankitchen.co.uk even when it seems there is nothing to live for Petit s family was taken from him in the most wrenching way imaginable [PDF] ✅ Beautiful Creatures By Lulu Taylor – Kleankitchen.co.uk forcing him to face questions he never wanted to ask What s the point of life Would it have been better never to have found love at all ❰Reading❯ ➾ Dr. Simon Forman Author Judith Cook – Kleankitchen.co.uk when the void left by the departed is so cruel and endless What is the life I built worth to the world These are questions all of us [Download] ✤ Susannah (Sunfire, By Candice Ransom – Kleankitchen.co.uk in a much less urgent way ✻ [EPUB] ✰ An Obsession with Cigar Box Guitars By David Sutton ❅ – Kleankitchen.co.uk face just by being aliveToday ❴PDF / Epub❵ ★ The Folded Earth: A Novel Auteur Anuradha Roy – Kleankitchen.co.uk seven years after the tragedy [PDF / Epub] ✅ Charity Girl By Georgette Heyer – Kleankitchen.co.uk Petit is remarried and has a new baby boy ❮Download❯ ➾ Confession (Daniel Jacquot, ➹ Author Martin O& – Kleankitchen.co.uk William He hasn t practiced medicine since that night [Reading] ➻ Sisters of Treason (The Tudor Trilogy, By Elizabeth Fremantle – Kleankitchen.co.uk but he has made his way back to a place where happiness is possible The Rising will inspire anyone who has faced extraordinarily difficult circumstances Bill Petit s remarkable story has the potential to change the lives of millions of readers ❮Read❯ ➲ Sisters of Treason Author Elizabeth Fremantle – Kleankitchen.co.uk offering a profound and moving example of indomitable love [PDF] ❤ Murder on the Thirty-first Floor By Per Wahl√∂√∂ – Kleankitchen.co.uk astonishing determination ❮Ebook❯ ➮ Union, Travail, Justice ➯ Author Jonathan Edelstein – Kleankitchen.co.uk and the power of the human spirit


10 thoughts on “The Rising

  1. Carol Carol says:

    Ryan D Agostino s The Rising Murder, Heartbreak, And the Power Of Human Resilience In An American Family is certainly not his story It is one that has been entrusted to his care, an honor allowed of sorts, to be the author to let the world know how Dr William Petit chose to live after the horrific murder of his wife and two daughtersBut he has decided to live, because life abides Connecticut is made up of 169 towns many of them small and friendly like that of Cheshire, where the Petit f Ryan D Agostino s The Rising Murder, Heartbreak, And the Power Of Human Resilience In An American Family is certainly not his story It is one that has been entrusted to his care, an honor allowed of sorts, to be the author to let the world know how Dr William Petit chose to live after the horrific murder of his wife and two daughtersBut he has decided to live, because life abides Connecticut is made up of 169 towns many of them small and friendly like that of Cheshire, where the Petit family lived Dr Petit s home was on a quiet street, a cul de sac, a quiet place, a sanctuary even, a place to build a marriage and raise a family, a place to come home to at the end of a day Until the dark early hours of one morning when two men broke into this home, beat William Petit with a bat, tied him up, shoved him into the basement and then proceeded to torture and kill his wife, Jennifer Hawke Petit, his daughters, Michaela and Hayley and then set them and their home on fire Unimaginable You could not live in Connecticut and not know anything about these horrible events But what you had to wonder is how anyone could endure a loss such as this How does he go on Dr William Petit has shared his story, the pain, the sorrow and yes, even the laughter and joy It only feels right that we take the time to read what he has to say Though the trial of the two murderers is covered, this really is about the man, his family, his friends and that first word of the title, Resilience I understand I m on the road Where all that was is gone So where to now, St Peter Show me which road I m on Elton John, Where to Now St Peter , from Tumbleweed Connection, one of Bill Petit s favorite albumsThe Petit Family Foundation was founded after this senseless tragedy and grew out of the generosity of literally, the world It is our hope, the PETIT FAMILY FOUNDATION goal, that we continue to raise and distribute funds to fulfill our mission to help educate young people especially those with interests in science, to help support those with chronic illnesses, and to help protect those affected by violence We have all seen the many great things which have been inspired by the lives and memory of JENNIFER, HAYLEY, and MICHAELA PETIT, which enable us in turn to follow their example to helpandpeople each year This is a tall order, and we look to all who care to help us attain these goals


  2. Bob Schnell Bob Schnell says:

    Advanced Reading Copy review Due to be published September 15, 2015I really wish this story had been written by a different author with a different style The central tragic crime and the surviving victim s struggles surely deserve better Imagine In Cold Blood as written by Kathie Lee Gifford The author, Ryan D Agostino, relies on a narrative style that is part grade school documentary voice over Hayley was beautiful and Otis was handsome, and they were both athletic and intelligent and co Advanced Reading Copy review Due to be published September 15, 2015I really wish this story had been written by a different author with a different style The central tragic crime and the surviving victim s struggles surely deserve better Imagine In Cold Blood as written by Kathie Lee Gifford The author, Ryan D Agostino, relies on a narrative style that is part grade school documentary voice over Hayley was beautiful and Otis was handsome, and they were both athletic and intelligent and confident, but they were still teenagers, and being a teenager isn t easy for anybody and an inner train of thought monologue What to do This is bad So what to do What s the strategy Yell Be quiet He decides to stay quiet When he uses actual quotes and describes events he witnessed, the writing improves at least to a newspaper reporter level I did manage to learn a lot about the infamous crime and its aftermath Dr Petit s ability to rise above the horror of losing his home and family due to criminal violence is inspirational I just didn t need to be told repeatedly and inanely how much he suffered and how miraculous his recovery was


  3. Judie Judie says:

    On July 23, 2007, it seemed that Dr Bill Petit s life was over Two men broke into his small town Connecticut house while he was asleep They brutally attacked him, beating him on his head, then tied him to a pole in the basement to die They then began a seven hour rampage of torture against his wife, who one of the men raped and then strangled, and two daughters, ages seventeen and eleven, raping the younger one, when they couldn t find any money in the house Afterwards, they set the house On July 23, 2007, it seemed that Dr Bill Petit s life was over Two men broke into his small town Connecticut house while he was asleep They brutally attacked him, beating him on his head, then tied him to a pole in the basement to die They then began a seven hour rampage of torture against his wife, who one of the men raped and then strangled, and two daughters, ages seventeen and eleven, raping the younger one, when they couldn t find any money in the house Afterwards, they set the house on fire Bill managed to escape to roll to a neighbor s house before the men set the house on fire Though severely injured,, Bill survived His wife and daughters died The men were quickly captured in the minivan they stole from the house Bill s life was in ruins The community was in shock While THE RISING concentrates quite a bit on the events of the night and the trials of the two perpetrators, it also provides some background on the Petit family and, to a lesser degree, on how Bill was able to deal with the aftermath It provides much information about the first trial I wish it hadabout the second one Bill was raised to give back to the community through both his work he was an endocrinologist and volunteer work His wife and daughters also volunteered in numerous capacities Throughout his life, he was always in control and kept his emotions hidden After their deaths, he learnedabout the caring actions of his daughters, things they never told him The community pulled together to help him heal as did donations from strangers throughout the country who heard his story His facade eventually broke down somewhat during the first trial and enabled him to begin to move on with his life in a stronger position The book offers hope and a way to possibly deal with a major tragedy It also has a few a lines of humor For example, it tells that his wife told one man she was a pediatric nurse he replied she could probably give him a great foot rub There are some areas that seem extraneous An example is when it mentions that he once dated a girl named Wendy All the children in the family had the names of the Darling family in Peter Pan It is a fast read, but not an easy one because of the subject matter The author is a professional journalist working primarily in the magazine area Some parts are taken from articles he had published earlier That might explain why there is a lot of repetition which is one of the main reasons I have given the book only three stars I received an uncorrected proof of the book from LibraryThing Some things may have been changed by the time the final version was printed I also hope the final version includes some photographs of the family They, along with photos shown at the trial, are available on line


  4. Mark Mark says:

    Be sober, be vigilant because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour 1 Peter 5 8 Bill is trying every day to claw his way back into a world he s not even sure he wants to live in The end of the world visited a loving family in a small Connecticut town one night, and he alone survived it Damaged almost beyond repair, but alive In July of 2007, armed intruders, broke into a suburban Connecticut home, bludgeoned Dr Bill Petit, while he slept and Be sober, be vigilant because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour 1 Peter 5 8 Bill is trying every day to claw his way back into a world he s not even sure he wants to live in The end of the world visited a loving family in a small Connecticut town one night, and he alone survived it Damaged almost beyond repair, but alive In July of 2007, armed intruders, broke into a suburban Connecticut home, bludgeoned Dr Bill Petit, while he slept and then tortured and killed his wife and daughters They finished it off, by setting the house aflame Bill managed to escape, through a basement door, badly injured and completely unaware, of what had happened to his family Obviously, this is a horrific scenario, something beyond our worst imagining, but the author does not sensationalize He turns this dark story into a survivor s tale It takes a few years, but Bill begins to build a new life.It is well researched and well written I know this will spook many readers but if you can handle the real life horror, give this one a try he has decided to live, because life abides


  5. Debbie Debbie says:

    4 stars This was a true crime story, but that s not all it was about It was the rising out of the ashes of a man, a father and a husband.A horrible tragic event occurred in 2007 that left Bill Petit for dead, his house in ashes and his wife and two daughters raped and murdered This was a premeditated crime in which both criminals that is way too nice of a name for them were caught leaving the house in the family van Both blamed the other, yet there were phone calls alluding to both being in 4 stars This was a true crime story, but that s not all it was about It was the rising out of the ashes of a man, a father and a husband.A horrible tragic event occurred in 2007 that left Bill Petit for dead, his house in ashes and his wife and two daughters raped and murdered This was a premeditated crime in which both criminals that is way too nice of a name for them were caught leaving the house in the family van Both blamed the other, yet there were phone calls alluding to both being in on the act and both were given a trial of their peers.This is truly the story of Bill Petit and how he dealt with losing his whole family while he was half dead, losing 5 to 7 pints of blood, tied up in his basement, hearing little, while his family was dying just above him.It was a very interesting read and it s hard to say that it was enjoyable due to the circumstances So I will just say that it was an uplifting read which I am glad that I read.Thanks to Blogging for Books and Crown Publishers for providing me this tragic, but rememberable book in exchange for an honest review


  6. Susan Walker Susan Walker says:

    This is not a book about a horrible crime This is an amazing book about the human spirit The story of what Bill Petit went thru, losing his wife and daughters to torture and murder, being nearly beaten to death can be a hard read at times But keep going because the recovery process is so worth the read.


  7. Rachel Rachel says:

    Without demeaning or diminishing any of what Bill Petit endured, this book gets a touch sycophantic in moments D Agostino is a tremendous writer and the writing is never dry or dull I plowed through this but I wish the focus had been wider Still, I look forward to whatever D Agostino writes next.


  8. Linda Lipko Linda Lipko says:

    The Rising Murder, Heartbreak, and the Power of Human Resilience in an


  9. Jane Jane says:

    This is very difficult to read The graphic details are horrific The question the book poses is how does someone whose wife and two daughters were killed and he was beaten and left for dead in the cellar go on I had to skip a lot of it and inadvertently read something I wish I had never read In any event, this paints a portrait of a man who against all odds has managed to carve out a new life He is still haunted, of course, and that battle will never be over.The author did the absolute be This is very difficult to read The graphic details are horrific The question the book poses is how does someone whose wife and two daughters were killed and he was beaten and left for dead in the cellar go on I had to skip a lot of it and inadvertently read something I wish I had never read In any event, this paints a portrait of a man who against all odds has managed to carve out a new life He is still haunted, of course, and that battle will never be over.The author did the absolute best he could to describe what it is like to be laughing and acting normally, and suddenly fall silent, lost in past horror


  10. Sharon Sharon says:

    I was given an electronic copy of The Rising Murder, Heartbreak, and the Power of Human Resilience in an American Town by Crown Publishing and NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.This true crime novel chronicles the brutal home invasion of the Petit family on July 23, 2007 Although Bill Petit was able to slip his bindings and escape to a neighbor for help, his wife Jennifer and daughters Hayley and Michaela perished The author asks what he feels is an essential question how is Bill, I was given an electronic copy of The Rising Murder, Heartbreak, and the Power of Human Resilience in an American Town by Crown Publishing and NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.This true crime novel chronicles the brutal home invasion of the Petit family on July 23, 2007 Although Bill Petit was able to slip his bindings and escape to a neighbor for help, his wife Jennifer and daughters Hayley and Michaela perished The author asks what he feels is an essential question how is Bill, the sole survivor of this family tragedy, able to start a memorial foundation three years later with no outward appearance of grief Bill learned at a young age the value of hiding your feelings and just doing what needs to be done He was a quiet leader throughout his childhood and teenage years and always had a fun loving and outgoing personality This was all important training for the darkest period in his life not only the loss of his family, but the subsequent trials of the two suspects.Although The Rising is a true crime novel, it readslike a piece in a magazine In the first half of the book, the author seemsfocused on making sure the reader knows how well respected Bill is, instead of being centered on the promises made in the title The actual crime, subsequent capture, and trial of the suspects has the feel of a documentary with voice over commentary The dispassionate telling of this tragedy and its aftermath make it difficult to feel engaged in the story and its outcome As I read the final page, I was struck by how much The Rising felt like a news program, with the human interest part of the story overwhelming the true crime aspects


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