Passages from Behind These Doors: A Family Memoir Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
©2014 Catherine Sevenau (P)2014 Catherine Sevenau
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James E. Chatfield
Outstanding WriterReviewed in the United States on 24 February 2017
Cathrine is a storyteller, an entrancer,,a free spirit,a poet, and like a butterfly going from flower to flower. vCatherine is a storyteller, an entrancer, a free spirit, a poet, and like a butterfly going from flower to flower. I was going to look at first book, "Behind These Doors,” for just a minute when I first got it since I was watching the PGA golf tournament, but once I read the first few pages, I could not put it down. I've now been reading “Queen Bee” a few stories each day and they entrance me. I hate to put it down but it is like good ice cream, you want to enjoy it and make it last. James Chatfield James Chatfield
“... neglect doesn’t leave a scar, ...Reviewed in the United States on 9 November 2014
“. . . neglect doesn’t leave a scar, it leaves a hole.” Catherine Sevenau knows of what she speaks, and in “Behind These Doors” she leads us through a childhood where she sometimes had to “. . . sneak a look in the mirror to see if I really existed.” More than a memoir, Sevenau’s book resonates because growing up is a solitary journey; a path we tread by ourselves through the only territory we know. Written with skill, tenderness and humor, Sevenau’s engrossing new book looks back, not in anger, but with understanding, and by example invites us to do the same.
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Carole L. Peccorini
You'll Land in Your Own HeartReviewed in the United States on 24 January 2015
These are brave and tender stories of the cracks that lie in our own hearts and our families of origin. Sevenau dares to peek behind closed doors to reveal the wild truths of what happens in families and, in this case her own childhood. Her details are vivid enough to invite us there. The hopes, the sorrows, the puzzling truths are told with her determination to make some sense of it all and amply served up with her robust humor and wit. Her voice rings clear and carries us. Sevenau's writing style is totally compelling and she includes snapshots of that era. She reminds me of my own trail of moments growing up and the little photos with our clothes and hair styles that complete the picture of those times. You'll land in your heart. You can't help it.
We are fortunate to know the author and hearing about her childhood ...Reviewed in the United States on 4 November 2015
We are fortunate to know the author and hearing about her childhood was special. With the adversity she faced growing up, one might not have expected her to become the remarkable woman she is today. Her book is humorous but explores real feelings and is a healing look back in time.
Fantastic read about the author's growing up yearsReviewed in the United States on 8 December 2014
Fantastic read about the author's growing up years, tinged with the whole kalidescope of emotions most of us only see in the privacy of our own family. This is a humerous yet sometimes sad account straight from the hip, no holds barred story of the triumphs and tradgedies of her family.
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