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The Weight of Water

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Woven into the plot is Maren’s first-hand story. She describes the passage to the Isles of Shoals, the isolated lifestyle on Smuttynose Island, and finally the gruesome murders.

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Book Genre: Childrens, Coming Of Age, Contemporary, Family, Fiction, Middle Grade, Poetry, Realistic Fiction, Romance, Young Adult Interwoven with the modern story is the saga of what happened on the island in 1873 when two women were brutally murdered with an ax. This part of the novel, told in a memoir by another woman who hid in a cave after the murders, is even more intense than Jean’s marital woes. I don’t want to spoil any of the delicious narrative surprises Shreve has in store, so I’ll just say that there’s insanity, jealousy and incest at work on the island in 1873—problems that continue to resonate and haunt characters 100 years later.

This article needs an improved plot summary. You can provide one by editing this article. ( February 2018) ( Learn how and when to remove this template message) It may have been made even moodier by the sense of deja vu I experienced as I must have seen some part of the movie years ago. That feeling always disorients this reader.

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Sarah Crossan is Irish. She graduated with a degree in Philosophy and Literature before training as an English and Drama teacher at Cambridge University and worked to promote creative writing in schools before leaving teaching to write full time. The Weight of Water gives us an insight of the life of Kasienka a Polish immigrant come to England to find her Father. I really liked this book, I think it is great example people around the world trying to fit in on a day-to-day basis. Kasienka and her Mother must battle their social problems as a string of events unwind. PDF / EPUB File Name: The_Weight_of_Water_-_Sarah_Crossan.pdf, The_Weight_of_Water_-_Sarah_Crossan.epubThe story is so interesting, how the author pulls you in. Describing the scenery, it seems so relaxing and the buildings , it just makes you want to know , who, what and when. Until you realised how it’s OK to be different and how there’ll always be moments where you feel a bit odd or alone but that there is always people who are just as different as you. The movie ends with Maren trying to confess before Wagner is hanged. The courts refuse to accept Maren's confession, and Wagner dies on the gallows.


I would have loved to have had a few more poems set when Kasienka and her mum were in Poland. I think it would have added a great contrast between the different cultures.And if Kasienka’s ability to conquer her fears wasn’t good enough for you, Ms Crossan gives us an incredibly adorable love interest too!

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