The Unspeakable

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On March 6, 1998, a disgruntled employee went on a rampage at the Connecticut Lottery Corporation, killing four executives before turning the gun on himself. The tragedy made headlines across the country for weeks. In The Unspeakable, Denise Brown, who lost her husband in the shootings, gives voice to the story left untold by the media. In this passionate and haunting memoir, Brown charts the difficult path from bitterness to hope—the complicated grief that is the legacy of violence. Sobering and unsentimental, ...
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Overview

On March 6, 1998, a disgruntled employee went on a rampage at the Connecticut Lottery Corporation, killing four executives before turning the gun on himself. The tragedy made headlines across the country for weeks. In The Unspeakable, Denise Brown, who lost her husband in the shootings, gives voice to the story left untold by the media. In this passionate and haunting memoir, Brown charts the difficult path from bitterness to hope—the complicated grief that is the legacy of violence. Sobering and unsentimental, it is the work of 'a courageous, honest, and deeply thoughtful writer,' said Tom Perrotta, author of Little Children. The lack of candor that surrounds our society’s love affair with violence is one element that moved Brown to write her book. 'Someone should tell the truth,' she says in The Unspeakable, as she hands over important documents about the crime to an editor and reporter at an unnamed newspaper. David Kaczynski, Executive Director of New Yorkers Against the Death Penalty, says Brown’s work 'should help us speak more honestly about violence and loss.'
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781611493047
  • Publisher: University of Delaware Press
  • Publication date: 12/1/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 125
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Denise Brown writes and speaks about healing after violence; she also writes about local history, food, and family life.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2013

    P

    After 270pages, it is mindnumbing

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2004

    fan of Sandra Brown

    This was the worst book I have read of hers. I still tell everyone about Mirror Image(my favorite) and Exclusive. I am glad I still had faith in her to read later books such as Envy. Unspeakable was too gruesome and depressing. Would never recommend this to anyone.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2004

    unspeakable

    breathtakingly suspensful, sandra brown keeps you coming back for more. You can't put it down

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2000

    Not Worth the Money

    I bought this book because my mother in law is deaf and I am very interested in the deaf so I thought this would be interesting. I could not keep my interest in the book, I felt the story drug on and I found my mind wondering as I was reading this book. I Love Sandra Brown but this book was not one of her better ones.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 1999

    Action Packed Novel

    Enjoyable reading. Many interesting twists and turns. The good guys are really likable and the bad guys are really bad.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2014

    page turner

    Another winner by brown. Intriguing and complex. A couple characters too bizarre to br believable

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2013

    Good read per ususual from this author

    Interesting and sometimes crude people but it was an easy read. Ending was a bit if of a twist. Enjoyed it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2013

    Highly Recommend that you read this bloskbuster!

    A true page turner from beginning to end.Continuous action & characters that you route for & grow to love along with characters that seem straight out of hell!Please read this book!!!!!

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  • Posted July 6, 2013

    I could not put this book down! Loved it!

    I could not put this book down! Loved it!

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  • Posted May 10, 2009

    Deafness

    How was Anna treated as a deaf person?
    Was she treated well? Unfairly?

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2008

    Just okay

    This book was fairly good, but a lot of sensitive themes related to sex, rape and murder. The criminals in the book are like the depraved, psychotic, backwoods knockoffs of Frank and Jesse James. Most of the other characters were very likable and you were worried about them. You wanted to know what was going to happen to them. The secret about who one of the main characters was carried right till the last and was a very big surprise. There was also more or less a happy ending, which I liked. With as much heartache as they'd endured, I figured they deserved that. I think I'd have liked it more if there wasn't so much of the sensitive theme that I mentioned before throughout, but it was an okay read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2002

    Great book

    My mother this book in audio tape it was her first from Sandra brown she love it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2000

    not as good as i thought!

    This book was the poorest example of romance fiction I have read so far. The book was extremely boring and the ending was very obvious, I consider Sandra Brown one of the most experienced romance writers, but this book was not even worthy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2000

    A wonderful Book

    This was the first book of Sandra Brown's I have ever read. I was captivated with this book. I couldn't put it down. I look forward to reading more of Sandra's work.

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