Recommended Readings- Sexual Assault Counseling

SARSSM's recommended reading library is now available! The Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MECASA) has a comprehensive lending library. Please contact them at (207) 626-0034 for their current listings (they will lend out up to three items at a time).

Below are suggestions for recommended reading, (some of which have links you can click on for more information):


Sarssm Lending Library




Wonder by R.J. Palacio #1 New York Times best seller, 2012


13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher, 2007 (also a New York Times best seller)


The Lovely Bones: A Novel
by Alice Sebold (Hardcover - June 2002)

by Alice Sebold (August 1999)

We Were the Mulvaneys
by Joyce Carol Oates (September 1996)


If She Is Raped: A Guidebook for Husbands, Fathers, and Male Friends
by Alan W. McEvoy, et al (June 1991)

If He Is Raped: A Guidebook for Parents, Mates, & Friends
by Alan W. McEvoy (Editor), et al (February 1999)

Recovering from Rape
by Linda E. Ledray (July 1994)

I Never Called It Rape: The Ms. Report on Recognizing, Fighting, and Surviving Date and Acquaintance Rape
by Robin Warshaw (September 1994)


After Silence: Rape and My Journey Back
by Nancy Venable Raine (August 1999)

The Company She Keeps
by Georgia Durante (October 1998)

Gal: A True Life
by Ruthie Bolton, Josephine Humphries (October 1995)

Surviving the Silence: Black Women's Stories of Rape
by Charlotte Pierce-Baker (June 2000)

Working With Available Light: A Family's World After Violence
by Jamie Kalven (January 1999)

Still Loved by the Sun: A Rape Survivor's Journal
by Migael Scherer (August 1992)

Crime In The News:

Our Guys: The Glen Ridge Rape and the Secret Life of the Perfect Suburb
by Bernard Lefkowitz (May 1998)

Technical Resources:

Drug-Facilitated Sexual Assault: A Forensic Handbook
by Marc A. LeBeau (Editor), et al (September 2001)

Sexual Violence: Our War Against Rape
by Linda A. Fairstein (June 1995)

Sexual Violence on Campus: Policies, Programs and Prespectives
by Allen J., Phd Ottens (Editor), Kathy, Phd Hotelling (Editor) (January 2001)