The Tell

A Memoir

Non-Fiction - Memoir
234 Pages
Reviewed on 08/24/2018
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Reviewed by Christian Sia for Readers' Favorite

The Tell: A Memoir by Linda I. Meyers is a gripping memoir in expert hands, a heartrending, yet sobering tale written with psychological and emotional acuity. We encounter Linda I. Meyers as a child who can’t make sense of the inevitable fights between her parents — the silence in the morning, the threats, the slammed doors, and the pots banging over breakfast. She knows the pattern but has never understood why. Now when she is twenty-eight and a mother of three, her mother finally makes good on her lifetime threats and commits suicide. And it changes everything! Linda will never be the woman she’s always been. She needs a creative, meaningful response to her mother’s death. Follow her journey to find out how she coped with the storm, left her marriage, went back to school and started a family business.

Inspiring and entertaining, The Tell: A Memoir by Linda I. Meyers will bring tears to the eyes of readers yet fill their hearts with warmth. The narrative is beautifully written, the structure skillfully handled, and the conflicts cunningly explored. The witticism and humor in Meyers’ writing are among those elements that set it apart, making it a compelling read. The author’s storytelling craft and her perceptive way of looking at life will pull the reader in. The narrative voice is in the first person, irresistibly strong and clear. The prose is crisp and the formatting done to ensure an enjoyable reading experience. This is the story of what it took one woman to reclaim her life after a tragedy that could have left her feeling guilty and miserable. It is filled with insightful passages, humor, and biting irony. The story will awaken your heart in ways you would never think possible.