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The Memory of Water

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Amazing family drama

Marnie Matlaind returns to her Lowcountry birthplace after being gone for a decade to help in the healing of her traumatized nine-year old nephew she's never met. At her return, Marnie is forced to face the demons of her childhood, the drowning death of her mother, a...
Marnie Matlaind returns to her Lowcountry birthplace after being gone for a decade to help in the healing of her traumatized nine-year old nephew she's never met. At her return, Marnie is forced to face the demons of her childhood, the drowning death of her mother, and the Maitland curse that has haunted her family for generations. White uses first person narrative of each of the four main characters. This allows the reader to see different angles of the story. The characters are quite real and believable, as is the anguish that each feels due to the mental instability that seems to have been passed down through the Maitland family. A suprising ending answers several unknowns and brings an amazing and powerful conclusion to this family drama.

posted by Anonymous on March 31, 2008

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Good Rainy Day read

Another enjoyable book from Karen White. Not my fvortie of hers, but if you love books about the Carolina Coast, and the compex characters that usually come with it, you will enjoy this one.

posted by BlueDog807 on May 6, 2009

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2008

    UGH

    I couldn't agree more with reviewer Carrie (06/18/2008). This was my first and last book by this author. I couldn't stand it from page one and quit reading it about one-third of the way through, just skimming the rest.

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2008

    Very Disappointing

    This book had the potential to be so much more, but it seems that the author is so impressed with her plot and so intent on making it 'poignant' and 'gripping' that she took the easy way out. She pulled out every Lifetime-movie plot device, threw it on the page, and tried to hide it in flowery prose. The characters are one-demensional and annoying, and you can see the cliche, completely disappointing ending coming from chapter 5.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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