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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Murial Canfield  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Non-Fiction

Born: 1935 in Oak Park, Illinois


-- Murial Canfield on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=murial+canfield


Illinois Connection

Canfield was born in Oak Park and raised in Elmhurst, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Muriel Canfield is a free-lance writer, who has four books published and a variety of articles in magazines. She has a degree in English Education from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.Canfield has a heart for battered women. Besides doing volunteer counseling at a battered women's shelter, she has co facilitated a support group and served as a court advocate for battered women.


Published Works Expand for more information


Titles At Your Library

I wish I could say I love you
ISBN: 0871232650

Bethany House. 1983

A biography about alcoholism, addiction, Christian relationships, and marriage. It inspires you to overcome and to love.

A Victorian Marriage
ISBN: 0871238802

Bethany House Pub. 1986

Anne (SpringSong Books #7)
ISBN: 1556615841

Bethany House Publishers. 1995

Anne Lindsay's summer job as a waitress at the Hamlet Inn leads to mystery and romance as she and the inn owner's son investigate an unexplained death that may point to Mark's sister, but Anne worries about the depth of her feelings for a man who is not a Christian.Anne Lindsay's summer job as a waitress at the Hamlet Inn leads to mystery and romance as she and the inn owner's son investigate an unexplained death that may point to Mark's sister, but Anne worries about the depth of her feelings for a man who is not a Christian

Broken and Battered
ISBN: 1582292965

Howard Books. 2002

A Way Out. The life of an abused woman is one of fear, pain, and isolation. Not only is she victimized by the man she loves, she is often disbelieved and abandoned by friends and family. Broken emotionally and battered physically, she is left feeling as if there is no way out.

But there is a way out, and this powerfully courageous book leads the way. Refusing to gloss over the terrible realities of abuse, this book shares the true stories of abused women while exploring the male rational behind abuse and the reasons women minimize or deny the extent of their abuse. The book goes on to discuss practical issues such as court procedures and child custody as well as offering a step-by-step safety and escape plan.

If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship, this book will show you a way out.


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