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Silenced Beth Swain

Silenced

Beth Swain

Published August 1st 2011
ISBN : 9781414119649
Paperback
332 pages
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Secrets kept by three generations of women explode as Jean Farrell digsinto her family history as part of a college psychology assignment. Jeansquestions spark a psychotic rage in her Grandma Rose-a rage Jean haswitnessed in the past, and one thatMoreSecrets kept by three generations of women explode as Jean Farrell digsinto her family history as part of a college psychology assignment. Jeansquestions spark a psychotic rage in her Grandma Rose-a rage Jean haswitnessed in the past, and one that causes her to recall her own terrifyingchildhood memories of Grandma Rose holding her under water in thefamilys pond.Tragically, Grandma Rose slips into a comatose state, and Jean feelsresponsible. In an effort to understand what triggered this event and tohelp her grandmother break free from the horror of the past, Jean mustrevisit the terrors of her own childhood as she tries to find answers to thequestions that plague her.Jeans mother insists that some things are better left alone, and pressuresJean to stop her investigation. But Jean refuses to be silenced. Her searchleads her to the state mental hospital, where years before, her grandmotherwas a patient. Jean soon unearths a crime hidden in the minds of formerpatients, including Grandma Rose, who knows something too terrifyingto tell-knowledge she has kept silent for decades. To solve this mystery, Jean must face not only the wounds of her past, but also the silent anguishcarried all these years by her mother and grandmother.Silenced shows how family patterns carry down from generation togeneration, twisting and imprisoning people for decades. And theresiliency of the person who often is lost behind the label of mentalillness emerges with surprising strength and wisdom.