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Sister of Silence Paperback – February 18, 2011
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Writing Sister of Silence could not have been easy for award-winning journalist Daleen Berry. Berry reveals her dark secret with clarity and frankness in hopes of saving others from making her mistakes. Berry's story is not an easy read, though her prose is strong and her memory acute. --ForeWord Clarion Review--5 Stars, by Barbara Bamberger Scott
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This barely proofed, unedited, and inconsistent narrative is rife with incorrect word usage, grammatical and punctuation errors, and a plethora of vagaries, contradictions, and textbook generalities. The five w's might be the reporter's creed, but lots of "showing" and much less "telling" is the hallmark of a decent writer. Despite what she says, I never get a sense of what is really going on in that household.
Domestic violence is passed down through generations, the author says. "I know I'm good because God doesn't make junk," she quotes. Praying and Bible study (all Old Testament references) are ever-present throughout the book. And yet--this author makes no attempt to forgive or show compassion toward Eddie, himself an obvious product of a culture of domestic violence. She dismisses him as--junk.
Ms. Berry has a good story but, despite the hype, entirely misses the mark in this slapdash, amateurish account of what might have been a poignant and compelling look at one case of domestic violence.
The First Star: I accepted this book as a free release for Kindle and I'm glad I didn't pay for it. Why? As I read the whole thing, I found it more and more disturbing because of unbelievable 'detail'. I came here to check before writing a review to be sure it wasn't fiction, speed written and poorly edited with some snarky author laughing up a sleeve about how the readers bought the whole tale. The story is so poorly presented that before I read these other reviews and the Author's testimony, I was suspicious it was true-fiction about the ugliness of abuse at all levels in a labeled (Appalachia) culture that tolerated and supported both the manipulative and the submissive behaviors. There is not doubt the villain husband is a creep, but the heroine author must have had 26 hours in an eight day week to accomplish all she claimed. Spoiler: Almost all of the men are villainous and the women paragons of virtue.
Books like this, with 3 authors, sent speedily off to the printer give serious repressed memory more of a bad name. As a journalist and professionally acclaimed writer,Ms, Berry, you owe your audience more. You owe the abused whom you desire to support more. The voice that someone recommended isn't 'raw' and in the moment, it is confusing, quasi-sensational and misses the mark. Journalistic writing doesn't have to be dry and uninteresting. Perhaps the intended statement is "See, you can be dumb as a rock and still escape." I am still disturbed that someone could accept money for writing this.Read more ›
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I was totally captivated by this book. The subject matter is one that hides its face behind many closed front doors. Read morePublished 17 days ago by FRANKIE
I highly recommend this book for two reasons:
First, as a male survivor of sexual abuse this book gave me insights into my own situations. Read more
Very good read!! Very insightful material on a sensitive subject. Hats off to Daleen for having the courage to share her story!! Thank you Daleen! Read morePublished 6 months ago by Polly
I really tried to like this book but the story never hooked me. I kept waiting for it to get better but it ever did. I would not recommend this to a friendPublished 6 months ago by RU10565
Read SISTER OF SILENCE book; hit me as a ton of bricks going back to my childhood 40+ years ago:
Going to give my cousin: de ja vu!
This book shows that even if your life is not what you thought it would be, you can overcome. Daleen did.!!!
All things are possible with God by your side.