O que ela deixou para trás

O que ela deixou para tr s Iluminado e provocador este um romance sublime sobre o desejo de perten a e os mist rios sob as vidas mais comuns H dez anos a m e de Izzy Stone disparou sobre o seu pai enquanto este dormia Arrasad

  • Title: O que ela deixou para trás
  • Author: Ellen Marie Wiseman
  • ISBN: 9789897101861
  • Page: 294
  • Format: Paperback
  • Iluminado e provocador, este um romance sublime sobre o desejo de perten a e os mist rios sob as vidas mais comuns H dez anos, a m e de Izzy Stone disparou sobre o seu pai enquanto este dormia Arrasada pela insanidade da m e, a jovem recusa se a visit la na pris o Para a ocupar, os seus pais de acolhimento inscreveram na como volunt ria num asilo p blico Ali, no meIluminado e provocador, este um romance sublime sobre o desejo de perten a e os mist rios sob as vidas mais comuns H dez anos, a m e de Izzy Stone disparou sobre o seu pai enquanto este dormia Arrasada pela insanidade da m e, a jovem recusa se a visit la na pris o Para a ocupar, os seus pais de acolhimento inscreveram na como volunt ria num asilo p blico Ali, no meio de pilhas de pertences sem dono, Izzy descobre um molho de cartas por abrir, um jornal antigo e uma janela improv vel para o seu passado.Clara Cartwright, com 18 anos em 1929, est encurralada entre os seus pais superprotetores e o amor por um italiano Irado por Clara recusar um casamento arranjado para ela, o pai coloca a num lar sofisticado para pessoas nervosas Mas, quando a sua fortuna se perde com o crash de 1929, n o consegue suportar os custos do lar e Clara enviada para um asilo p blico.A hist ria de Clara mergulha Izzy num passado cheio de enigmas Se Clara, na verdade, nunca foi doente mental, poderia explicar se de outra forma o crime da sua m e Completar as pe as deste puzzle do passado conduz Izzy reflex o sobre a sua pr pria vida e a questionar se sobre tudo o que pensava saber e acreditar.

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    1. All the ★★★★★ in the world!WhewWhat. A. Book. Upon finishing this book, I felt exhausted, both emotionally and mentally my insides twisted in knots. It was unsettling it was terrifying and it was a complete masterpiece.In the early 1930's an individual could be sent to an insane asylum for a myriad of different reasons. In this book, the protagonist,Clara Cartwrightis unjustly sent away to a mental institution known as Willard State. The reason? Her father demanded that Clara would mar [...]

    2. 4 Stars.Imagine being an Eighteen Year-Old Woman named Clara Cartwright with a bright future ahead of you. The world is YOURS. The Year is 1929. You travel abroad with your parents, go to posh clubs, laugh with friends and simply enjoy what life has to offer you. And then, you meet a man. He is tall, dark and handsome and he makes you happy. You fall in love. So what do you do? Why you introduce Bruno to your parents of course! They disapprove and they plan an arranged marriage for you – to so [...]

    3. What began as an interesting idea morphed into a story so fraught with horrible events that the reader is left with disbelief instead of empathy.Wiseman interweaves two stories from two different time periods. Nineteen-year-old Clara comes from an upper crust family in 1929. Her love for an Italian immigrant causes her father to place her into a mental health facility. When money becomes a problem Clara finds herself in a state mental institution.In modern time, seventeen-year-old Izzy becomes p [...]

    4. There were several places in this book where I just had to put it down for a while. The brutal treatment that Clara endured at the Willard Asylum for the Chronic Insane and her heart wrenching sadness was just too much to bear. But I was compelled to continue with it. This is one of those books that pulls you in from the beginning and won't let you go even after you've finished reading it.The alternating narratives of Clara in the 1920’s and 30”s and Izzy in the present day are skillfully bl [...]

    5. It's 1929 and 18 year old Clara Cartwright has just told her parents she is in love with a man they disapprove of. The result: she is committed to an insane asylum. Fast forward to 1995. Izzy Stone is passed to another foster family as her mom sits in jail for killing Izzy's father. The 2 stories converge when Izzy begins work on a project involving the recovering of items from the condemned asylum. Clara’s truth is revealed when they find her diary in her travelling trunk: The sad life she wa [...]

    6. FROM THE BLURBIn this stunning new novel, the acclaimed author of THE PLUM TREE merges the past and present into a haunting story about the nature of love and loyalty—and the lengths we will go to protect those who need us most.Ever since I read The Plum Tree I was thinking about this author and her style of writing. She had a wholesome way of addressing the unthinkable. She finds flowers where nature itself gave up. The sparkle of hope when everyone else turned their back and walked away. For [...]

    7. I remember buying this book last year and knowing that it was going to be one of my reads for 2014, but somehow it got lost in the shuffle. I recently came across it again and I am glad that I jumped in. (There are no spoilers here)Basically this book alternates between two women: one in the late 1920’s and the other in 1995. Clara is a teenager in the 20’s who comes from a prestigious family: her father owned half of the largest bank in Manhattan and her mother was an heiress who had a lot [...]

    8. WHAT SHE LEFT BEHIND by ELLEN MARIE WISEMAN was a very good novel which I finished very quickly. The only reason this book didn't get a 5* rating from me was because I found it somewhat predictable. The two story-lines had a very different feel between them which alternated between the past and present. I thought that Izzy's story had a more of a YA feel to it. But maybe the author was trying to portray a more lighter side to Izzy's character over Clara's as hers was much more dramatic and power [...]

    9. What she Left Behind by Ellen Marie Wiseman a bit of a disappointing read for me.Firstly I have to say the Front cover of the paperback was beautiful while the back cover of the book had "Praise for Ellen Marie Wieman's The Plum Tree" and five different detailed short reviews by papers and magazinesand I found this strange as I would assume that this would have the blurb of the book I was currently reading and not a different book entirely by the author. I am very interested in books that detail [...]

    10. Ellen Marie Wiseman’s What She Left Behind is a page-turner without much substance; the kind of story that stays with you about as long as it takes to stick it back on the shelf.The story is told through two narrative threads and revolves around two female characters. In the present day, there is Izzy Stone, a child who has lived in foster care since her mother murdered her father when she was seven. Izzy uncovers the story of Clara Cartwright, a young woman whose story begins in the 1930s and [...]

    11. I really did like this one, but it felt a little YA for me. I need edgy.The alternating stories of present day Izzy, who's mother sits in jail for killing her father, and Clara, committed to an insane asylum in 1929 tied the two together in unexpected ways. Izzy is struggling with the possibility that her own mother was insane, among other things. Clara, who was only 18, was committed by her parents for falling in love with an "inappropriate" man.It was appalling to read of Clara's story. How dr [...]

    12. Admittedly I read this quickly and it was a page turner. But I found myself checking both and good reads reviews to make sure I'd indeed downloaded the right kindle book, because this was not a well done book. The characters were unreal, the writing juvenile--the language used is at times preposterous, the similes like something out of a Sweet Valley Twins book--I even now just went back to check genre thinking perhaps it was young adult? I found it listed as literary fiction, and the author's [...]

    13. The premise of the book was good--to familiarize readers with practices in the care of mentally ill patients during the period of 1900 through about 1950 at Willard State Hospital in New York State, especially those institutionalized against their will and for trumped up reasons. There is also a contemporary thread in the form of a second story-line taking place in the year 1995 after the hospital was closed and research had started with the purpose of bringing to light and memorializing the liv [...]

    14. Oh, how far we've come. From the days, only about 100 years ago, when daughters belonged to their fathers and then to their husbands. When marriages were, if not arranged, then certainly there was an understanding. When an out-of-wedlock pregnancy put a stain on a family that might never be erased. When, for the most insignificant reasons, a daughter or wife could be sent to the insane asylum, which became a "No Exit" kind of hell.Where did this happen, you might ask??? Not some backward place w [...]

    15. This is one of my top 5 most depressing books ever. Was it well-written, well-developed and insightful? Yes. Was it incredibly unsettling and depressing? Also, yes. I feel so much sadness for the people sent to asylums who were unfairly and unjustly treated. While this is a work of fiction, the asylum itself is a factual location, and you can only imagine some of the things that occurred there, which are touched on in this book. It definitely educated me and opened my eyes to the history of the [...]

    16. I read 50 pages then had to put it down. An author has unlimited choices in selecting tone, intensity and pacing. This author chose over-the-top in all possible ways. Not my style.The writing is an issue, too. There is a letter on page 48 (I think) written from father to daughter explaining that he and his wife have lost money in the stock exchange and "so in order to keep our house and the lifestyle we are accustomed to", they will no longer be able to pay for her private care. No one would say [...]

    17. I won a copy of this book thru the First Reads giveaways. Absolutely LOVED this book. The story is has two characters, one in the present and one in the past that are struggling to adapt to changes in their lives. The way the author moved from one character to the next is just seamless. The stories flowed very well together. The ending was my favorite part, but I won't reveal why so I don't spoil it for someone else. I wouldn't have normally picked this book to read, but now I am going to have [...]

    18. Reading these books on the treatment of the mentally ill in the past and the flimsy reason men could use to lock women away, make me terribly angry and sad. Also makes me so very grateful, for the women who fought for women's rights and also that I live now, in this time period. Parts of this book was difficult to read because of the subject.Two storylines, one in the past and one in the present. Both young woman, going through difficult times, trying to find their ways through life and out of t [...]

    19. I stuck with this through the first 110 pages. I realized that I was so disinterested that I literally did not care what was going to happen to either Clara or Izzy. Time to bail. Several of my GR friends loved it, so it is unusual that I would feel so much the opposite. Having decided not to finish it, I probably shouldn't comment, but I could not buy into Clara's situation at all--even the cruelest of fathers would not commit his daughter to a state mental ward because she disobeyed him once. [...]

    20. 4.5 stars.This is really a compelling novel of two young women in two different time periods trying to overcome come the horrible circumstances that life has given them. Izzy is a 17 year old girl whose mother is in prison for killing her father for what appears to be no reason. Izzy is currently living in yet another new foster home and is being bullied at school.Clara is an 18 year old girl who lives in 1929. She is in love with one man, yet her parents want her to marry another. When she refu [...]

    21. Heads up, I am fully indulging in spoilers.My experience with this book was bizarre. As others have said, the Clara narrative is much stronger than Izzy. While I appreciated that the author wanted to convey the depravity of early mental health care, the daddy issues in this book are out of control. Basically, any male with power/money was abusive and cruel. And I still can't wrap my head around the completely-out-of-left-wing-father-daughter-molestation reveal. Let me just break it down for you: [...]

    22. This was an enjoyable story but a couple of things bothered me. The narrator (audio version) was really annoying, her inflection being overly dramatic and cheerful. Also, the author seems to be obsessed with vomit. Someone in the book was either vomiting, about to vomit, or nauseous constantly! It was probably mentioned 20 times! Other than that, the story held my attention and I eagerly listened as much as I could for the past two days. The setting is based on a real insane asylum in New York, [...]

    23. I think this book tried to tackle too many themes self harm, bullying, mental health, abuse. It was just too much at times, hard to sit through and wouldn't recommend this in one sitting. Even though this was fiction it has some historical accuracies, which makes it all the more horrendous. The plot was interesting as well as the main characters but what could have been a fantastic story ended up being abit mediocre, I think some of the topics were added for extra horror but only made the story [...]

    24. I'm really torn between giving this book 4 or 5 stars, would give it a 4 1/2 if I could.Which means, of course, that I really, really liked it a lot.In the beginning the book reminded me a lot of Orphan Train and there are a lot of similarities. Both books have two (main) female characters, one whose story takes place in the 1920s and one in modern times. In both books the young woman whose story is taking place now is in foster care and about to age out of the system (turning 18). So it was dif [...]

    25. I plodded through chapter after chapter hoping to find the 4 or 5 star story many reviewers raved about, but 'twas not to be the case for me. What She Left Behind started with a most interesting storyline of two young women whose lives were 70 years apart, unfortunately it was loosely held together with cliche villains and predictability. It's probably just me not being in the "right frame of mind" to read this terribly depressing story either way I could only read 40% until I decided to cut my [...]

    26. Oh my God! I couldn't think of anything worse that could happen to anyone than what happens in this book to Clara Cartwright. A rich heiress and only daughter of a prominent banker, Clara enjoys her life to the fullest despite the neglect of her mother and the 'strictness' of her father. But behind this veneer of a fun and fulfilling life, fate is steering her towards her doom. She falls in love with an Italian immigrant called Bruno Moretti, and her parents disapprove. When she has an argument [...]

    27. I really enjoyed this novel, and finished it in two sittings. The two storylines were very different in feel, but I loved both of them. They were fast-paced, and kept me guessing right till the end. It was interesting reading about insane asylums in the early 1900's, and how people and especially woman were treated. And the following fact from the author's notes shows just how shocking things were back then - Nearly half of the 54,000 individuals who entered Willard died there I have not read th [...]

    28. Because I was interested in a friend’s recommendation I took the opportunity to explore this novel from a sample download on Kindle. It was late at night and I wasn’t sleepy so I started reading. Page after page caused me to gasp and as my breath became more rapid while reading the sample suddenly stopped… Oh no, I thought and then with one click I immediately bought the novel and continued reading into the night. After a few hours of sleep, I finally woke, fed the dogs and read while I ma [...]

    29. Another fabulous novel by Ellen Marie Wiseman! Once again, I was lucky enough to read an ARC and this is her second novel (the first is The Plum Tree- a must read if you have not already). This book bounces between the 1930's and the 1990's with parallel story lines that have you convinced early on that you have this story all figured out. I'll save you the time and energy- you're wrong, you don't have it figured out. This story is suspenseful, heartbreaking, and beautiful all at the same time, [...]

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