The Burning Bed

The Burning Bed

by Faith McNulty

Paperback(Mass Market Paperback)

$3.95
View All Available Formats & Editions

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553247473
Publisher: Bantam Books
Publication date: 10/01/1984
Product dimensions: 4.25(w) x 1.00(h) x 6.80(d)

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

The Burning Bed 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LFC More than 1 year ago
If you can find, it, get it and read it. There's nothing like this woman's experience in writing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I could not put this book down I think i finished reading it in one day. Very touching book, leaves you feeling like you can't believe that something like that could actually happen and no one is around to help. I have not seen the movie but I am definately going to go watch it now.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When is enough, enough? For Francine Hughes it took years of abuse and loneliness for her to realize that she had had enough. The Burning Bed was one of the inspirational books that I have ever read. For a young woman, Mrs. Hughes was so courageous. I admire her strength. After years of being beaten by the hands of her husband, Francine retaliates and while her husband is sleeping, starts a fire in their bed. For years she had come so close to death that the thought of dying didn¿t even scare her; it was like she had hoped for it to come. But after bearing four of his children, she had something to live for. Lonely and afraid she did the only thing she could do. Now facing murder charges Francine is forced to go back to her battered life and let the world know of her sorrow. The Burning Bed follows her through her long trial and the outcome leaves you breathless.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A fantastic book and a great movie as well. I think that Farrah Fawcett did a fantastic job in her portrayal of Francine Hughes. This story is one that needed to be told, and I am sure that it helped many women wake up and realize just how far things could go if you do not remove yourself from these situations. In her case, and many others, you are unable to remove yourself, the problem continues to follow you and no one seems to want to help. I think she did just snap. She did the only thing that she knew to do. I am glad that she was acquitted and not charged with anything.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best book I`ve ever read, a horrible story...I`m a 20 year old girl and this book was written before I was born,but I couldn`t lay the book down, I was shocked and terryfied. Francine( I feel I know her, so I just have to use her firstname...)lived a life in prison since the day she met Mickey, and I belive that any woman who has to go through what she did can`t run away. The abuser will track them down and in the end kill them. She just had had enough that day, and did the only thing she could do to get Mickey out of her life. And thank God for people like her laywer and the jury....She deserved to finially be free!!!!!!!!And I want to thank Faith McNulty and Francine Hughes for showing us all the scary truth.... Love, Barbro