Miserere

Miserere a year of upheaval for the nation and for the Mitchell family When her father goes MIA in Vietnam ten year old Connemara and her family move to West Virginia and into her mother s ancestral home

  • Title: Miserere
  • Author: Caren J. Werlinger
  • ISBN: 9780988650114
  • Page: 148
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1968 a year of upheaval for the nation and for the Mitchell family When her father goes MIA in Vietnam, ten year old Connemara and her family move to West Virginia and into her mother s ancestral home a neglected house whose walls hold old secrets of forbidden love and knowledge of things best forgotten For reasons she does not yet understand, Conn is chosen as the o1968 a year of upheaval for the nation and for the Mitchell family When her father goes MIA in Vietnam, ten year old Connemara and her family move to West Virginia and into her mother s ancestral home a neglected house whose walls hold old secrets of forbidden love and knowledge of things best forgotten For reasons she does not yet understand, Conn is chosen as the one who must unravel the mystery surrounding her ancestor, Caitr ona N Faolain, who disappeared soon after the Civil War a mystery that has condemned her family to a curse for over a hundred years Set during two of the most turbulent periods of American history, this story takes the reader on an epic journey through time as Conn delves deeper and deeper into her family s past in order to end the curse before it is passed on to a new generation Along the way, she teaches the adults around her something of the enduring power of love and hatred and the terrible price of redemption.

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    1. Caren Werlinger has written a masterful and gorgeous story in Miserere. Like the other reviewers, I could not put this book down. The story is about redemption in unlikely places among people related by blood or historical proximity to one another against a backdrop of the travesties committed in Ireland during the potato famine and in American during the last years of legalized slavery and, again in America, during the late 1960s. The juxtaposition of the Irish problem with that of the slaves a [...]

    2. Caren J. Werlinger is rapidly becoming one of my all-time favorite writers. I read “In This Small Spot” a couple of months ago and was carried away by the rich intricately woven story, which stayed with me for weeks. Yesterday, I finished “Miserere” and once again found myself captivated by an incredible historical piece that was carefully crafted around some dark historical times and imbued with tantalizing mystery.The characters are complex and authentic and her descriptions vivid. I w [...]

    3. A book classified under lesbian fiction which I thought will fit better under racial issues. Miserere is nevertheless a good and enjoyable read for me, it seems all books by Caren Werlinger is a seal of quality. Miserere is a story told from the eyes of a 11 year old Conn, reliving the life of her ancestor vicariously through dreams she is having. Sounds incredible, but tale is well told by the author, and keeps the reader hanging on till the very end.

    4. I like the story, I like the juxtaposition of the past with the present. The characters are all very likeable (or not likeable, as they should be). This is different. Not your average lesfic. I like that it had romance without being a Romance. It has elements of coming out/coming of age, but doesn’t focus solely on that. I am curious to read more by this author.The story of Caitriona and Orla in the past is quite compelling and well done. The switch from past to present was not jarring. I was [...]

    5. In MISERERE Caren J. Werlinger has written an historical novel that weaves together narratives from two periods: the mid-1960s dominated by the Civil Rights Movement and the mid-1800s that saw the Civil War and the end of legalized slavery in America. The story centers on the descendants of Caitríona Ní Faolain, an Irish girl brought to America as an indentured servant.One descendant in particular, eleven-year-old Connemara Mitchell, carries a heavy burden. Only she can lift a curse that began [...]

    6. I loved this book. What a wonderful story told in two historical periods of time. This was a touching story of love, suspense, redemption - all woven into a wonderful history lesson. I can't begin to express how much I recommend this book. One of the best I've read in a long time and I read a lot.

    7. I loved this book. It has a bit of everything history, mystery, ghosts great read, great build to the conclusion. I’ve enjoyed all of Caren’s work that I’ve read, and will continue to read for as long as she chooses to share it with us. Definitely 5 stars for me.

    8. I received this book as a giveaway from First Reads.I really liked this book. I thought it was a real page turner and I was quite invested in the characters' lives . The only reason I'm knocking a star off is because I thought the curse was left a bit unexplained. I'm not sure if I misread it, but it seemed like the ending didn't quite match up with what we were told about the curse earlier.Other than that, great book. :)

    9. My first historical bookI couldn't have picked a better to start reading in this genre. The storyline and characters were all written beautifully. I was so drawn into the story from the beginning. I cried a lot while reading this one but was warmed by the friendships and family relationships in it.

    10. I really enjoyed this. I love historical fiction and stories linked through time. It was well paced and written, grabbing me in a way that all the best books do. I was with Conn unfolding the mystery while I was working kinks out of my clients (massage therapy is a great profession for daydreamers ;)Read this book!

    11. A very interesting and multilayered story. The characters had depth and personality, the author made you care about all of them. I look forward to reading more from this author.

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