{Book Club Friday}: A Memory of Water

It is Book Club Friday again and I am linking up with Blonde, Undercover Blonde. This link up is every Friday and you can review any book that you like. So - head on over and find some great books to add to your list.
This week I read A Memory of Water by Karen White.
Here is the description from Goodreads:
On the night their mother drowns, sisters Marnie and Diana Maitland discover there is more than one kind of death. There is the death of innocence, of love, and of hope. Each sister harbors a secret about that night-secrets that will erode their lives as they grow into adulthood.
After ten years of silence between the sisters, Marnie is called back to the South Carolina Lowcountry by Diana's ex-husband, Quinn. His young son has returned from a sailing trip with his emotionally unstable mother, and he is refusing to speak. In order to help the traumatized boy, Marnie must reopen old wounds and bring the darkest memories of their past to the surface. And she must confront Diana, before they all go under.
What did I think:
It took me a little longer to get into the book and get it finished.  Not because it wasn't good, but because I had some eye issues this week and couldn't wear both contacts.  ;0
The book is written from each persons point of view.  You see each thing that happens from each person.  It is an interesting way to write and story and gives you a little more insight into the things that occur.
Marnie moved as far away from water as she could and teaches in Arizona.  Diana has a mental illness.  Quinn, her husband, has his own childhood secrets and their son Gil has stopped talking following an illness.  Everyone is forced to face their past in order to help Gil.
Overall, I really liked it.

BOOK 13:30 FOR 2012
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  1. I have to say that the Goodreads description is about the vaguest I've ever read. Ha! It sounds like it's a book with a "message" and those sometimes irk me. Is this about the relationship between sisters or about mental illness?

    1. Both the mother and now Diana have the same mental illness. It is more about the sisters though. It is about breaking patterns and coming together as a family. Sisters will always be sisters.

  2. I'm a little confused from the description too, but I'm glad you liked it!

  3. I've read a few books that go back and forth with each character's point of view, I agree, it's an interesting way to read a book.

    This sounds interesting, I might have to check it out to see what I think!

    Happy Friday!!

  4. i read this book awhile ago but it definitely wasn't one of my faves from Karen (and i normally adore her books). maybe because it was just a sad ending....


  5. Oooh, this sounds good! I think I've read a couple books by this author and I really liked them. I would get up to go look but I have two dogs asleep on my lap and I can't move.... haha! ;)
    I love your Pinterest boards! Are you on Goodreads?

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