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The Weight of Water

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Her mundane worries slide off her body; she revels in the feel of the water on her skin, the intensity of the competition of which she is a part. However, there were many problems with editing which was distracting and took away from my overall experience. As a child I grew up sailing and anchoring off the Isles of Shoals, listening to tales of the pirate Bluebeard, treasure and murder; swimming in the deep black waters; and exploring Smuttynose and the Haley house (of which I'm a descendant). As she proved in "The Pilot’s Wife," Shreve has a sure touch when it comes to accurate, detailed descriptions.

The Weight of Water by Sarah Crossan | Goodreads

Here is a quick description and cover image of book The Weight of Water written by Sarah Crossan which was published in 2012-1-5. She completed her Masters in Creative Writing at the University of Warwick in 2003 and in 2010 received an Edward Albee Fellowship for writing. Because everything is narrated in her poetry, we only ever get a sense of Kasienka—the other characters are more like shadows of themselves than real people—but that’s enough.

Much like the water which is a recurring motive, this is far deeper than it first appears, with a beautifully written protagonist. The Weight of Water” is a startlingly original piece of fiction; most simply a brilliant coming of age story, it also tackles the alienation experienced by many young immigrants. Shreve does a decent job of writing suspense here though the technique of switching stories and including a disjointed fragment of the older story at every point of tension in the modern day story began to get wearing after a while.

The Weight of Water - Wikipedia

For this assignment, Jean along with her husband (Thomas) and daughter (Billie) decide to stay with Thomas' brother Rich and Rich's girlfriend Adaline on their small boat in Portsmouth Harbor. Sarah has won many international awards for her verse novels, including the CILIP Carnegie Medal, the CBI Book of Year award and the CLiPPA Poetry Award. I thought this book was really easy to read and this is because the author Sarah Crossan has wrote this book which looks like a lots of poems.

The forces that blasted the island a century earlier come alive inside Jean, bringing her to the verge of actions she never dreamed herself capable of - with no idea whether her choices will destroy all she has ever valued or bring her safely home. In a twist of fate, Jean discovers archived papers apparently written by Maren Hontvedt, and giving an account of her life on the island, and the murders. True, this happened over a hundred years ago, but I must say if this were one of my relatives I would not be happy with Shreve's artistic license.

The Weight of Water | Trinity Schools Book Award The Weight of Water | Trinity Schools Book Award

Hoping to have a small vacation, they travel on a boat skippered by Thomas' brother Rich, who has brought along his girlfriend Adaline. Its a very quick read, i read it in about 20 minutes or so, and I enjoyed it but wasn't bowled over as such.Shreve offers the reader her own alternate theory of what happened in 1873 through one of her fictional characters removing a ficitional diary of the sole survivor (real person)from the archive of a library. A deeply moving tale of a young girl forced to deal with difficult issues that many people face today. Years later, Rachel is living in New Orleans and married to the CEO of the Southeast’s largest provider of long-term healthcare. Moving, unsentimental, and utterly page-turning, we meet and share the experiences of a remarkable girl who shows us how quiet courage prevails. In some terms, Kasienka tries to stay afloat in the midst of all the problems that tore her apart (just like the suitcase and laundry bag they carried to England).



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