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Ellen Marie Wiseman

Autor(a) de What She Left Behind

13 Works 2,938 Membros 184 Reviews

About the Author

Ellen Marie Wiseman is a bestselling author whose novels have been translated into seventeen languages. Her debut novel, The Plum Tree, was named by Bookbub as One of Thirteen Books to read and What she left behind, was on Huffington Post's Best Books of Summer 2015. (Bowker Author Biography)

Obras de Ellen Marie Wiseman

What She Left Behind (2013) 835 cópias
The Orphan Collector (2020) 512 cópias
The Life She was Given (2017) 491 cópias
The Plum Tree (2012) 486 cópias
The Lost Girls of Willowbrook (2022) 387 cópias
Coal River (2015) 218 cópias
Das verlorene Medaillon (2017) 3 cópias
Erik Agaci (2018) 1 exemplar(es)
Le donne di casa Blackwood (2018) 1 exemplar(es)


Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
Wiseman, Ellen Marie
Data de nascimento
20th century
Locais de residência
Three Mile Bay, New York, USA



This was the story of Clare, committed at age 18 to an asylum for the insane by her father for rebellion. This was the 1920's and women had very few rights. She spent all of her life institutionalized in brutal conditions. This was a work of fiction, but very realistic from the non-fiction that I have read on the same subject matter. I listened to this on audio and it distracted from the story as the reader was overly dramatic, breathless in every sentence. There was a dual timeline, which was totally unnecessary, dealing with teenage angst, for the most part. 11 hours 20 mins… (mais)
Tess_W | outras 44 resenhas | Jan 19, 2024 |
This book was upsetting when reading it knowing that in some respects it was true. There really was a place Willowbrook and it was for children who had mental issues and it wasn’t a place you would want your mentally challenged child to be. The story is about Sage finding out her sister Rosemary, who is in Willowbrook, is missing and decides to go to search for her and find out why she didn’t even know she was there. Sage was told Rosemary had died. When she got to Willowbrook, administration thought she was Rosemary and no matter what Sage said they didn't believe her and they locked her up stating she was really Rosemary. The story goes on about the horrible treatment the children there are treated and Sage trying to find a way to get them to believe she really isn’t Rosemary. Sage finds a friend in a janitor who helps her escape and calls the news to report on Willowbrook but little did she know that Eddy wasn’t who she thought he was. I had so much emotion reading the book feeling sad and mad at how they were treating Sage. I enjoyed the book even though saying enjoyed doesn’t seem right with the subject background of Willowbook.… (mais)
brenczkowski | outras 22 resenhas | Jan 15, 2024 |
Being from Staten Island and 67 years old, I found this haunting could not finish reading, Iam sure it was good but not for me.
lilybee145 | outras 22 resenhas | Jan 15, 2024 |
I absolutely hated this book with every ounce in me.

This is literally the most depressing book I've ever read---there is absolutely nothing redeeming about it whatsoever. No positive spins, no lighthearted anything, just depression on top of oppression. Plenty of critics have talked about the sophomoric stupidity of the writing/storyline/character "development" etc., so I'll avoid repeating all that. It's a disgusting story about child abuse and evil-possessed people and I won't even dignify it with details...except for this one that has turned me off this author forever:

At the back of the book, there's an "interview with the author". The second question says, "what looks like a story about child abuse ends up being about animal cruelty too." The author goes on to address the issue of animal abuse. Nowhere in this interview does she ever address child abuse. The discussion questions that come after are flippant about the issue. This book is disgusting and no one wants to talk deeply about it. It's sick that someone could read this and get their kicks.

NEVER will I read or recommend this author. I'm crawling back into my hole---this world disgusts me.
… (mais)
classyhomemaker | outras 42 resenhas | Dec 11, 2023 |



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