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- File Size: 900 KB
- Print Length: 268 pages
- Publisher: Bookouture (1 Feb. 2014)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00I77X49C
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 730 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,260 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Dear Mother: A gripping and emotional story that will make you sob your heart out Kindle Edition
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Catherine is the oldest of three grown up sisters. She comes over as a hard-nosed career-minded woman who is ignoring her twin children as she’s working so hard. Alex is the youngest of the sisters, and I really dislike her. She has a one-night stand and throws that person out next morning, revolted. Beth is more likeable, but turns out to have been “accidentally” knocked into the fire by her mother. The mother, who has just died, was the devil incarnate. The child Catherine created a Christmas card at school for her mother, who mocked her, insulted her teacher, then threw the card into the bin. I don’t see any mother on the planet acting like that, and that was the point at which I stopped reading.
This is so gritty, and not for me. However, you might find it more believable than I did, so if you like really gritty stories maybe it’s for you. I fully expect the story to resolve into a happy ending so you might find the short-term pain to be ok in order to get pleasure later.
I knew the final chapter would be devastating but having been a middle child myself I understood & could identify with much of how the middle sister is the most vulnerable yet is the 'glue' of the trio.
Middle Child Syndrome can be so painful as a child but add years of parental abuse & it must feel unbearable hence building a brick wall around one's self & forcing the worst memories into a metaphorical locked box in one's mind just to be able to exist & carry on as 'normal'.
I recommend this book to everyone as it is written very frankly about survival through mental & physical agony & how those experiences rarely allow you to grow into being, or feeling adequate as, the person you see in the mirror. That you know in your head you don't fit, or can't keep up the charade much longer, of who you are being as it's too scary & shocking to be who you are.
A perfect read for book groups as any discussions, opinions & breaking down the multi levels of psychology of the sister's in 'Dear Mother' is guaranteed to tug at a memory or incident that altered you too as you grew into adulthood - good or bad, inspirational or devastating. More so if you had siblings.
One passage in 'Dear Mother' I found profoundly disturbing in it's truth is that it is illegal to smack anyone - except our own child.
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Incredible book displaying how individuals are shaped by their upbringing. Very harrowing at times but a really good read.Published 6 days ago by cookie
I have read this book in one day, I couldn't put it down, and I am looking forward to reading a lot more from this authorPublished 8 days ago by Elizabeth Mills
A great read about a family that were abused and how they came to the end of the tunnel.The story pulled at your heart strings when reading it.. Read morePublished 10 days ago by lou
A very emotional read with an unexpected ending. The character's were described really well. I couldn't put this book down. A real page turner.Published 10 days ago by AP572
Another wonderful Angela Marson book - and so different from the Kim Stone books.
This author is a gem.
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