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The Weight of Silence: A Memoir

3.27  ·  Rating Details ·  30 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
The Weight of Silence is the gravity of all the unsaids, the unseens, and how they shape our lives. A father's drinking, a mother's shame, a daughter's longing to hold on to a trouser leg to hear someone speak of what never happened. The Weight of Silence = 9 lbs 4 ozs. In her achingly funny, heartbreaking childhood memoir, Catherine Therese takes the reader inside her ...more
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Selena Hanet-Hutchins
Jul 13, 2010 Selena Hanet-Hutchins rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone with a family
Stunning. It's like watching a friend walk slowly and quietly to the edge of a cliff. You feel sick but a part of you suspects she'll be able to fly.
Kee Kee
Feb 21, 2011 Kee Kee rated it liked it
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Shelleyrae at Book'd Out
Some memoirs tell a story but others, like this one, feel like the person is speaking to themselves. While I admire the author's candour, I was expecting something less introspective and painful and more anecdotal and amusing by the blurb. I found myself cringing in sympathy and uncomfortable with the rawness of her recollections at times. Even with my familiarity with the places of her childhood, having grown up a few suburbs away, I found it difficult to connect to Catherine's experiences. It ...more
Feb 12, 2013 Ria rated it it was ok
Not sure about this one, I certainly liked the idea of getting inside Therese's head...not sure I liked it when I was there though.
I found it way too jumpy at times, but as it came to its conclusion I felt her passion and therfore I felt compassion.
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An honest and compelling memoir written as a stream of consciousness in many sections. This is a story of growing up in a dysfunctional family and all the silences that are contained within it. Catherine Therese is a talented writer and I thoroughly enjoyed reading her story.
Feb 06, 2010 T rated it liked it
To be honest, I bought this book for the funny cover (and I had also read a review).
It was a very enjoyable and funny recollection of a suburban childhood and childhood lost, written in a lovely poetic style.
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Jun 15, 2014 Chris Combe rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic, truly inspirational and creative.

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A delightful book, as flittery and bubbly as it's author.
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