"A Stolen Life," Jaycee Lee Dugard's memoir of 18 years in captivity, landed on electronic bookshelves shortly after midnight Tuesday.
On its cover is a photograph of a smiling, toothy little 11-year-old, tongue out, blond hair tumbling down her shoulders -- Jaycee, free, before she was kidnapped by Phillip and Nancy Garrido and held as a sex slave in a ramshackle compound in their Antioch backyard.
There's also a pine cone -- the last thing Dugard remembers touching before she was dragged into the Garridos' car as she headed to the school bus in 1991. She calls it "a symbol that represents the seed of a new beginning for me."
Earlier this year, the Garridos pleaded guilty to multiple charges of kidnap and rape; they are in state prison serving sentences that will likely keep them behind bars for the rest of their lives.