The Weight of Memory
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The Weight of Memory

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In The Weight of Memory, memory is the common thread running through the storylines

of Chandler, Sarah, and Leigh (characters from

A Secret Word). All three girls are from the

same hometown, witnessed the death of a boy

they all loved in high school, have complicated

relationships with their fathers, and ride out

Hurricane Katrina together in Destin, Florida.

The character of Wal...more
Hardcover, 275 pages
Published May 4th 2012 by acAdam/Cage Publishing

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I won this book on I was pleasantly surprised by the book. I enjoyed the story and the characters. The theme, memory, that starts in the book title weaves throughout the lives of the characters. Once I started reading this book, I didn't want to put it down. I will definitely be checking out Jennifer Paddock's other books.
Zoe Smith
Reading this book made me feel as though I had spent the weekend with my closest childhood friends. The perfect follow up to Paddock's first novel, A Secret Word.
Linda Bouley
This was a story from the shifting perspective of three southern women in their 30s who have been friends since high school. They are each in crisis or transition and have gravitated back to each other serendipitously at this time in their lives. Sarah is the daughter of a famous heart surgeon who has married multiple times giving her several half & step siblings.. Her father is inattentive and she is separated from her husband, Ryan, who seems to be having an early mid-life crises. Leigh is...more
Kelly Gomez
This book was different that I expected. I liked how each chapter focused on a different character and how they were all connected in some way. I am not sure that I thought the memory component really came into play a lot. It was evident in one character and then awkwardly placed in some other characters stories.

I also expected more about Trey and his death because it was so often mentioned. It left me wanting a little more.

Overall, I did like the book when I separated it from the title. I breez...more
Dana Mccain
I liked this book. The characters had enough depth to force you to stay with it a little while to feel like you "knew" them. They weren't so stock that one could pigeon-hole them very easily. Paddock gives the reader a good sense of place for the various geographical locations involved, as well.
Ann Cannon
Wonderful and seamless follow up to Jennifer's first 2 novels. You feel like there was no time between. Great development of characters!
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Jennifer Paddock is the author of the novels A Secret Word, Point Clear, and The Weight of Memory. She received an M.A. in creative writing from New York University, and her short fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Stories from the Blue Moon Café, The North American Review, Other Voices, Garden and Gun, Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood, and The New York Times. She is also a tennis pro at The Grand H...more
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