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Heart Berries A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERSelected By Emma Watson As The Our Shared Shelf Book Club Pick For March April 2018 Heart Berries By Terese Mailhot Is An Astounding Memoir In Essays Here Is A Wound Here Is Need, Naked And Unapologetic Here Is A Mountain Woman, Towering In Words Great And Small What Mailhot Has Accomplished In This Exquisite Book Is Brilliance Both Raw And Refined Roxane Gay, Author Of Hunger Heart Berries Is A Powerful, Poetic Memoir Of A Woman S Coming Of Age On The Seabird Island Indian Reservation In The Pacific Northwest Having Survived A Profoundly Dysfunctional Upbringing Only To Find Herself Hospitalized And Facing A Dual Diagnosis Of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder And Bipolar II Disorder Terese Marie Mailhot Is Given A Notebook And Begins To Write Her Way Out Of Trauma The Triumphant Result Is Heart Berries, A Memorial For Mailhot S Mother, A Social Worker And Activist Who Had A Thing For Prisoners A Story Of Reconciliation With Her Father An Abusive Drunk And A Brilliant Artist Who Was Murdered Under Mysterious Circumstances And An Elegy On How Difficult It Is To Love Someone While Dragging The Long Shadows Of Shame.Mailhot Trusts The Reader To Understand That Memory Isn T Exact, But Melded To Imagination, Pain, And What We Can Bring Ourselves To Accept Her Unique And At Times Unsettling Voice Graphically Illustrates Her Mental State As She Writes, She Discovers Her Own True Voice, Seizes Control Of Her Story, And, In So Doing, Reestablishes Her Connection To Her Family, To Her People, And To Her Place In The World A Sledgehammer Her Experiments With Structure And Language Are In The Service Of Trying To Find New Ways To Think About The Past, Trauma, Repetition And Reconciliation, Which Might Be A Way Of Saying A New Model For The Memoir Parul Sehgal, The New York Times I Am Quietly Reveling In The Profundity Of Mailhot S Deliberate Transgression In Heart Berries And Its Perfect Results I Love Her Suspicion Of Words I Have Always Been Terrified And In Awe Of The Power Of Words But Mailhot Does Not Let Them Silence Her In Heart Berries She Finds The Purest Way To Say What She Needs To Say T He Writing Is So Good It S Hard Not To Temporarily Be Distracted From The Content Or Narrative By Its BrilliancePerhaps, Because This Author So Generously Allows Us To Be Her Witness, We Are Somehow Able To See Ourselves Clearly And Become Better Witnesses To Ourselves Emma Watson, Official March April Selection For Our Shared Shelf

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  • Hardcover
  • 160 pages
  • Heart Berries
  • Terese Marie Mailhot
  • English
  • 23 July 2018
  • 1619023342

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  1. says:

    Heart Berries by Terese Mailhot is an astounding memoir in essays Here, is a wound Here is need, naked and unapologetic Here is a mountain woman, towering in words great and small She writes of motherhood, loss, absence, want, suffering, love, mental illness, betrayal, and survival She does this without blinking but to say she is fearless would be to miss the point These essays are too intimate, too absorbing, too beautifully written, but never ever too much What Mailhot has accomplished Heart Berries by Terese Mailhot is an astounding memoir in essays Here, is a wound Here is need, naked and unapologetic Here is a mountain woman, towering in words great and small She writes of motherhood, loss, absence, want, suffering, love, mental illness, betrayal, and survival She does this without blinking but to say she is fearless would be to miss the point These essays are too intimate, too absorbing, too beautifully written, but...


  2. says:

    You should have thought before you made a crazy Indian woman your lover. It took me a while to settle into the rhythm of Mailhot s writing in Heart Berries It s very poetic, dreamy and beautiful, though often fragmented and edging towards stream of consciousness in parts It requires some patience and close attention for, though short, this is n...


  3. says:

    I don t think I have the words I have been trying and failing to write a proper review for days This book has rendered me speechless, so this will be a super short review.Terese Mailhot packs an unbelievable punch into a book this short I could not stop reading it her language is hypnotic, her turn of phrase impressive, her emotional rawness painful This book does not follow conventions, Terese Mailhot tells her story the way she wants to and needs to She is unapologetically herself She b I don t think I have the words I have been trying and failing to write a proper review for days This book has rendered me speechless, so this will be...


  4. says:

    Terese Marie Mailhot s poetic, shapeshifting memoir Heart Berries, a series of tiny impressionistic essays of self exploration into the very roots of trauma and madness, is as impossible to describe as it is to shake off Mailhot is a woman at odds with herself and the world, and her book is in a soul searching dialogue moving towards self acceptance by means of the creation of a new definition of self Reading her book is a dangerous activity, as I m sure writing it was A First Nations woman, Terese Marie Mailhot s poetic, shapeshifting memoir Heart Berries, a series of tiny impressionistic essays of self exploration into the very roots of trauma and madness, is as impossible to describe as it is t...


  5. says:

    A book writtenby the indigenous, for the indigenous, Heart Berriesis a raw, heart breaking and sobering memoir of what it means to grow up as a poor, abused, robbed of her own culture native American woman who suffers from depression This is like no other memoir of the Native American or First Nations Experience, for the simple reason that it won t cater to your white folks needs of painting indigenous culture with frills and sparkles, New Age and spiritual The 21st century Native Expe A book writtenby the indigenous, for the indigenous, Heart Berriesis a raw, heart breaking and sobering memoir of what it means to grow up as a poor, abused, robbed of her own culture native American woman who suffers from depression This is like no other memoir of the Native American or First Nations Experience, for the simple reason that it won t cater to your white folks needs of painting indigenous culture with frills and sparkles, New Age and spiritual The 21st century Native Experience is much different and it is told the way it is This is a story for you, if you want to hear it But if you re not indigenous yourself, it will belike peeking through a keyhole than watching it enfold in front of your...


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    This memoir is unnerving from the very beginning Rather than going back in time or providing some background, it starts with a letter to a boyfriend from a mental treatment center, full of emotions The reader has to distill what has happened through the wall of pain It is not easy to do The author steps back from there and starts looking at memories of her childhood, which are also largely trauma narratives.I actually feel like I gained the most understanding about what the author was trying This memoir is unnerving from the very beginning Rather than going back in time or providing some background, it starts with a letter to a boyfriend from a mental treatment center, full of emotions The reader has to distill what has happened through the wall of pain It is not easy to do The author steps back from there and starts looking at memories of her childhood, which are also largely trauma narratives.I actually feel like I gained the most understanding a...


  7. says:

    My review from the Chicago Tribune Alexie s introduction to Terese Marie Mailhot s debut memoir, Heart Berries, is incandescent with glowing praise, all of it deserved I was aware, he writes, within maybe three sentences that I was in the presence of a generational talent If that weren t enough, in his blurb, he calls the book centered on Mailhot s coming of age on the Seabird Island Indian Reservation in British Columbia and later as a My review from the Chicago Tribune Alexie s introduction to Terese Marie Mailhot s debut memoir, Heart Berries, is incandescent with glowing praise, all of it deserved I was aware, he writes, within maybe three sentences that I was in the presence of a generational talent If that weren t enough, in his blurb, he calls the book centered on Mailhot s coming of age on the Seabird Island Indian Reservation in British Columbia and later as a writer an Iliad for the indigenous, invoking Homer s classic saga.Although this slim and devastatingly calibrated memoir which features brief, impressionistic and carefully modulated essays tops out at 160 pages, Heart Berries truly does provoke the reader to reconsider what it means to be epic For an epic is traditionally defined as a long na...


  8. says:

    This might sound odd, but I love literary fiction, psychological thrillers, and memoirs all for the same reason they are thought provoking I love books that make you think HEART BERRIES, a memoir by Terese Marie Mailhot, is one such book It s painfully honest and shows a very authentic perspective of the human condition It s no coincidence that emmawatson chose it for her oursharedshelf March selection, which I one hundred percent agree with Mailhot is a Native woman, who checks herself This might sound odd, but I love literary fiction, psychological thrillers, and memoirs all for the same reason they are thought provoking I love books that make you think HEART BERRIES, a memoir by Terese Marie Mailhot, is one such book It s painfully honest a...


  9. says:

    This story is yours, culprit of my pain Which one of us is asking for mercy Heart Berries is a memoir by the Salish writer Terese Marie Mailhot, told over eleven fractured essays Growing up on Canada s West Coast, this could have been a sadly familiar sounding Reserve based childhood tale, but Mailhot is a writer with an edge and an MFA Her narrative is beyond the ordinary with an artist activist mother whose correspondence with an American prisoner formed the basis for a Paul Simon prThis story is yours, culprit of my pain Which one of us is asking for mercy Heart Berries is a memoir by the Salish writer Terese Marie Mailhot, told over eleven fractured essays Growing up on Canada s West Coast, this could have been a sadly familiar sounding Reserve based childhood tale, but Mailhot is a writer with an edge and an MFA Her narrative is beyond the ordinary with an artist activist mother whose correspondence with an American prisoner formed the basis for a Paul Simon project, and an artist father whose life with his second family was documented in the NFB film Hope , but it s her heart that Mailhot puts on display here her pain and need and grief that evokes the universal while insisting that this is a personal project that exists independent of my experience of it I could have marked beautiful or otherwise striking passages on every page in the introduction, Sherman Alexie quips that Mailhot puts th...


  10. says:

    Heart Berries was relentlessly interesting on an intellectual, emotional and stylistic level, and painful to read The way the plot moved and things got communicated was enigmatic and moving in a way that I find abstract visual art can be I think the book is really a lot like modern art, and that it pushed the forefront and boundaries of memoir On the emotional side, the narrator s internal and external struggles were so complicated that the book made me deeply thoughtful, and reading it in on Heart Berries was relentlessly interesting on an intellectual, emotional and stylistic level, and painful to read The way the plot moved and things got communicated was enigmatic and moving ...

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