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The Memory Chair by Susan White Review

Updated on November 7, 2015

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I was sent a free copy of The Memory Chair by Susan White in exchange only for my honest and unbiased review of The Memory Chair by Susan White.

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The Memory Chair by Susan White

The Memory Chair by Susan White is about Betony, a thirteen year child, who always has hated going to her grandmother's house. Betony has always hated it because her grandmother is cranky and the house is old, stuffy, and boring. The house is always too hot for Beton because the woodstove in the kitchen burns way too hot for her.

Betony's life changes one day when she sits down in her grandmother's favorite chair. The chair transports Betony to the past where she experiences her grandmother's life as if it were in Betony's own memory. Betony goes from excited to nervous as she goes from learning to cook and quilt to learning about her families shameful secret that is beyond terrible.

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Susan White

Susan White began her life when she was born in New Brunswick;Susan White then moved from one New Brunswick city to another. As a teenager Susan White and her family moved to the Kingston Peninsula. Susan White stayed there just long enough to earn her BA and BEd at St. Thomas University in Fredericton.

Susan White has written many books including, but not limited to:

  • The Memory Chair
  • Ten Thousand Truths
  • The Year Mrs. Montague Cried
  • Sewing Basket

Review

First off as I wrote at the top of this hub: "I was sent a free copy of The Memory Chair by Susan White in exchange only for my honest and unbiased review of The Memory Chair by Susan White."

So WOW! This book is so far from my typical genre that it is not even funny. Yet I found myself intrigued by the concept of the book. I wanted to know what the hidden secret was. I was expecting murder, cults, suicide, kidnapping, or some sort of violent act. I can say that not one of my guesses were correct, yet I won't tell you what the secret is. If you want to know you will just have to crack open The Memory Chair by Susan White and read it from beginning to end.

I expected the book to go kind of like:

  1. Girl sits in chair
  2. Experiences one big dream of the past
  3. Wakes up
  4. Has a new respect for her grandmother
  5. Uncover the secret
  6. Share the secret
  7. Hugs all around

I was totally wrong and I could not be more happy about it. Instead of one huge flash back the book has small flash backs with detective work from Betony. The book continue at present time with flashes of the past. I enjoyed reading The Memory Chair by Susan White and I found the secret shocking, yet not appalling or scary.

I would recommend this book for mystery lovers and historical fiction fans.

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