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Whisper Mama: A Novel

3.57  ·  Rating details ·  37 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Based on a true story.

If you’ve faced family hardship, are open for adventure, or desire a journey that leads from chaos to calm, this book is for you.

Whisper Mama opens in Harrisburg, Oregon, on an August evening in 1925 in the aftermath of a train crash that kills nine-year-old Evelyn Castle’s family. Although shattered, left alone to navigate the world on her own, s
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Published May 7th 2017
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Sep 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book tugged at my memories of Dallas, Oregon. It had so many details that were true of the Dallas I knew. I grew up not far from there in Salem and my future husband spent most of his early years there. His parents home was on land that had formerly been a prune orchard. Even though my own history was not as tragic as Evelyn’s there was much I identified with graduating within a year of her own high school graduation.
A first novel that was well crafted and emotionally moving.
Feb 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Audible:I absolutely LOVED this book.A tragedy in the beginning defines a family for years to come.I could relate to so much of this book.It brought back both good and bad memories.Well worth your time. Talmadge Ragan was a wonderful narrator. I was given this book by the narrator,author or publisher free for an honest review.
Jan 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
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I did not really enjoy the narrators voice. I thought that distracted from the story.

It’s hard to understand how people do what they do. I guess it helps to know someone’s background to understand them a bit better. But since we can’t know everyone’s background, it is best to save our judgement.
May 30, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book needs to be edited as there were misspellings and random punctuation throughout the book. I found this to be distracting. I believe this to be more of a collection of short stories than a cohesive novel, although the author ties the first and third parts together at the end. I did not enjoy the abuse subject matter.
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Jul 04, 2019 rated it it was ok
I appreciated what the author did, especially because I love family history. There were parts of this story that engaged me, but other chapters fell flat. I think we could have taken a slower journey through the lives of the main characters. I loved the ending, though, because the truth is that every family is a mixed bag of triumph and tragedy.
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