A Novel by Tracy Stopler

THE ROPES THAT BIND received the 2017 Independent Press Award for “Distinguished Favorite” in Women’s Fiction, the NYC Big Book Award, and the 2018 Semi-Finalist North Street Book Prize. 

Child sexual abuse is a silent epidemic. The longer the trauma remains a secret the greater the aftermath.

The Ropes That Bind is an inspirational story of one survivor’s aftermath.

We invite you to watch both the two-minute book trailer and Tracy’s March 2018 TEDx talk.  We hope that you will choose to read the book. For more information and support, please visit our “Contact” page.

17 thoughts on “THE ROPES THAT BIND

    1. Knowing Tracy I want to read this book and recommend it to others I know going through this hardship. She excels at everything she does!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. The Ropes That Bind will debut on August 16 on The Women’s Fiction Writers Assiciation Facebook page. You don’t have to be a member to attend. I’m a friend of Tracy’s from Harvard where we studied mind-body medicine. She’s a sweetheart and I’m really proud of her.

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  1. Not to jinx anything but I have a feeling that your book will be on the NY Times bestseller list. I think the topic resonates with many, many people. Cannot wait to read it.

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  2. The Ropes That Bind is a very well written book about a very serious problem. the author Tracy Stopler has done a out standing job of writing about the child abuse problem we have . congradulations to Tracy Stopler for a great book

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  3. “The Ropes That Bind” is a novel that brings to light the monumental impact of child sexual abuse.

    Tali’s tenacity to confront the truth enables her to break through the boundaries that have held her captive. Tali sets the wheels in motion evoking strength and empowerment over her life.

    Tracy Stopler’s debut novel is captivating and inspirational for anyone. It is thought provoking and a good read.

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  4. Tracy Stopler’s book, “The Ropes That Bind,” is insightful, humorous, and inspirational. The serious subject of child sexual abuse is given the important treatment it deserves, not silence. I was totally engaged in the story; and I could not put the book down. I experienced many emotions. I was angry. I was frustrated. I was sad. I was happy. I laughed. I cried. I was jubilant! I think everyone should read this book, because I believe each reader would learn a valuable lesson in life.

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  5. What a beautiful and inspiring debut novel by Tracy Stopler! As a result of such a traumatic experience, Tali was able to learn and grow from it and develop into a wise and compassionate soul, ultimately caring for her fellow sexual abuse victims. How lucky for those who Tracy interacts with to have her to stand beside them. This book was a wonderful read for my book club- we all loved it and having Tracy join us was the icing on the cake. Thank you to Tracy for writing this and sharing her story with us.

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  6. In her debut novel, author Tracy Stopler tells the harrowing story of 8-year-old Tali Stark’ s trauma of sexual abuse by a stranger, and gives voice to many other survivors of similar experiences.

    The book presents a gripping story of fear, anger, shame and courage, told in a frank and engaging manner. It is well worth the read.

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  7. Tracy, this sounds wonderful. It is on my TBR list for this summer. Good luck with all the craziness that comes with a book launch — and enjoy!

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