Wildflowers in the Median

A Restorative Journey into Healing, Justice, and Joy

by Agnes Furey & Leonard Scovens



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/9/2012

Recognition Programs

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 112
ISBN : 9781475953671
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 112
ISBN : 9781475953688
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 112
ISBN : 9781475953695

About the Book

When Agnes Furey lost her forty-year old daughter Pat and six-year-old grandson Christopher to homicide in 1998 at the hands of Leonard Scovens, words could not describe the hole left in her heart. Even so, rather than hate, Furey chose peace, and she reached out to Scovens in prison.

Wildflowers in the Median tells the story of their journey of restoration. Through a collection of poems, vignettes, and letters, both Furey and Scovens pour out their emotions and reflections. It is a tale not of forgiveness, but of understanding—a story of a survivor of crime and a criminal finding communion as each struggles with grief and suffering, eventually coming to terms with their spiritual identities and a desire to help others in similar circumstances.

A valuable testament to the human heart and its capacity to love, Wildflowers in the Median shows how grace was found in the aftermath of a tragedy.

About the Author

AGNES FUREY is a nurse retired from thirty years in addiction treatment. She is a victim advocate with the Tallahassee Police Department and cofounder of Achieve Higher Ground, a restorative justice organization based in Tallahassee Florida. She lives and teaches in Tallahassee.

LEONARD SCOVENS is cofounder of Achieve Higher Ground and creator of Higher Ground, a restorative justice program being implemented in the Florida Department of Corrections. He is serving a natural life sentence.