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by Carrington MacDuffie,Vicki Delany

Category: Mystery
Subcategory: Suspense and Thriller
Author: Carrington MacDuffie,Vicki Delany
ISBN: 1455167096
ISBN13: 978-1455167098
Language: English
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.; Unabrided LIBRARY edition (June 1, 2012)
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12 5 Author: Vicki Delany Narrator: Carrington MacDuffie. Elaine Benson, a successful novelist who let love in the person of an unreliable screenwriter jettison her career, is now divorced, broke, and on her way to a so-called primitive, untamed northern forest on Canada's Lake Muskoka to interview for a job. Elderly Miss Moira Madison of the fabulously rich Canadian family wishes to write her memoirs.

Memory Vicki Delany ww. ickidelany. I have read your books, Miss Madison said, nodding to the little pile stacked on the desk in front of her. And I enjoyed them a great deal

Burden of Memory Burden of Memory Vicki Delany ww. And I enjoyed them a great deal. Goldrush was on top with Into the Bush peeking out from underneath.

Narrated by Carrington MacDuffie. Elaine Benson, a successful novelist who let love in the person of an unreliable screenwriter jettison her career

Burden of Memory book.

Burden of Memory book. I've read a few of Vicki Delany's other books (see In the Shadow of the Glacier, White Sands Blues by Vicki Delany, A Winter Kill by Vicki Delany, etc) so I expected to like this one. I think part of my dislike is because I'm just not a historical fiction fan. Part of it is Elaine has been hired by the elderly Miss Moira to write her memoir. Her reflections her time as a nurse during WWII intertwine with a present-day mystery that seems to be hovering just out of sight at the family "cottage".

Vicki Delany lives in Oakville, Ontario, where she is employed as a systems analyst, but her first love is the Canadian .

Burden of Memory is her second novel, following Scare the Light Away. There are indeed mysterious elements to it - as well as mystical ones. And even though Elaine wonders about the history of that cabin in the woods, it is not she who uncovers its truths.

Written by Vicki Delany, narrated by Carrington MacDuffie. The best Canadian novels are always firmly set in a plac. icki Delany’s second novel effectively uses the Muskoka setting for a very fine novel about memory and class and caste in old Ontario

Written by Vicki Delany, narrated by Carrington MacDuffie. icki Delany’s second novel effectively uses the Muskoka setting for a very fine novel about memory and class and caste in old Ontario. Someone doesn't want the story of Moira Madison written and is willing to kill to keep the family secrets. Delany has done a great job with this book. This is, obviously, ideal reading for a weekend at the cottage or as a hostess gift for visitors. Read it under the trees and see every page come to life.

The old woman had a bright silk scarf, patterned in the most delightfully exotic shades of turquoise and ocean blue, wrapped around her neck. and the paleness of her complexion or the dark shadows under her ancient eyes. On Monday, Thanksgiving Day, recovering from the enormous dinner, the plentiful drinks, and games late into the night, Elaine had slept in and missed her run as well as breakfast.

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Elaine Benson, a successful novelist who let love in the person of an unreliable screenwriter jettison her career, is now divorced, broke, and come to a primitive, untamed northern forest on Lake Muskoka to interview for a job. Miss Madison isn’t interested in a bestseller

Vicki Delany's BURDEN OF MEMORY presents Elaine, a successful novelist who has failed in the uncertain world of a screenwriter's career and is now interviewing for a job in a remote rural area with an elderly rich woman who needs a writer to help her with her memoirs.

Vicki Delany's BURDEN OF MEMORY presents Elaine, a successful novelist who has failed in the uncertain world of a screenwriter's career and is now interviewing for a job in a remote rural area with an elderly rich woman who needs a writer to help her with her memoirs. It's not until she's hired that Elaine discovers the writer before her died a mysterious death: a death she too may be facing because of her position. It's refreshing to see a sleuth story based around a character who doesn't professionally sleuth. A very good stand-alone from Ms. Delany

[Audiobook CD Library Edition in vinyl case.][Read by Carrington MacDuffie] Elaine Benson, a successful novelist who let love in the person of an unreliable screenwriter jettison her career, is now divorced, broke, and on her way to a so-called primitive, untamed northern forest on Canada's Lake Muskoka to interview for a job. Elderly Miss Moira Madison of the fabulously rich Canadian family wishes to write her memoirs. Miss Madison isn't interested in a bestseller; she wants to leave a record of her life and, most specifically, of her years with the Canadian Army Nursing Sisters of World War II. Her service in the British and European theaters was filled with triumphs and bitter losses and forever shaped her life. Settling into the family ''cottage'' and what remains of a lifestyle long gone, Elaine reconnects with her love of researching the past -- until she discovers that the first such writer hired died under suspicious circumstances. Could her project stir someone to murder?
Comments to eBook Burden of Memory
Chi
Elaine Benson is a well-educated woman who is in need of a writing job. She gets what seems on the surface to be the perfect, cushy position: assembling the memoirs of a rich and aging woman, Miss Moira Madison. The opportunity includes room and board at Moira's cottage on Lake Muskoka, Ontario. Elaine's mornings are spent interviewing her subject, and her afternoons provide enough time to go through family letters in the guesthouse attic or to explore the lakeside property. But as an outsider, there are a few things that Elaine doesn't understand. A nearby cabin in the woods has such a dark and foreboding aura to it that it literally chases her away. A fire breaks out in the guesthouse, threatening to ruin all of the letters and family history that Elaine is so interested in. Moira's first biographer, Elaine's predecessor, drowned in the lake before she barely had a chance to write anything down. And when the Madison relatives arrive for Thanksgiving, tensions run especially high. A little light goes on for Elaine. Is someone perhaps trying to stop Moira from telling her story? And if so, how can Elaine protect the woman she has grown to admire? And protect herself in the process?

The chapters of the book alternate between events in contemporary time and Moira's experiences as a Canadian Army Nursing Sister in Europe during World War II. By juggling the readers' attention back and forth, the author gives us a chance to learn valuable details before Elaine can get them out of Moira. As a result, we know (or think we know) what happened at the cabin and whose spirit continues to haunt it. The war scenes are surprisingly authentic, coming as they do from a female author. She provides no content-note explanations, leaving us to wonder if she might have based her portrayals on someone's actual experiences during the war. Nevertheless, her technique makes for a compelling narrative with likable though fallible characters.

While I very much enjoyed reading "Burden of Memory" and intend to read more of Vicki Delany's books, I wouldn't classify this one as a mystery. There are indeed mysterious elements to it -- as well as mystical ones. And even though Elaine wonders about the history of that cabin in the woods, it is not she who uncovers its truths. Neither does she unveil the individual guilty of supposed sabotage. And those denouements may not even add up to the biggest revelation in Madison family history. This is the kind of book that you might want to finish, then turn right around and read again to catch the hints and clues you missed the first time.
WinDImmortaL
This was a rather tedious mystery/paranormal story.

The story revolves around Elaine Benson, a struggling writer who needs a job and agrees to write a biography about Moira Madion, who was once a Canadian nurse in World War II in England.

The story moves from present day and to World War II as Moira recounts her life in World War II to Elaine.

Elaine has moved in with Moira and Moira's extended family in the wilds of Canada to complete the biography and through the inteview process, numerous family scandals unfold.

There are a number of mysteries about the previous biographer, who is found drowned under somewhat mysterious circumstances and there is a mystery in the woods surrounding the family compound.

There are a number of unanswered questions in the story which I thought led to an unsatisfactory read. The on-going smell of cloying perfume that Elaine smells in the woods, Ruth,the helpmate to Moira who can not stand Elaine, Moira's downright abusive behavior towards Ruth are all things that are thrown into the story in a hodge podge fashion and are really never explained.

This book does not recommend me to read another of the author's books but it is okay if you have nothing else to read.
Tygrarad
Elaine Benson wrote two highly regarded biographies of pioneer Canadian women when she fell in love and married. Her husband persuaded her that the money is in screenplays so they teamed up with Elaine doing the research. However, Elaine obtained a divorce and left Hollywood for Toronto and applied for the job of writing the true story of wealthy elderly Miss Moira Madison. She obtains the position, but learns that Donna Smithton had the job for one week before accidentally drowning in nearby Lake Muskoka.

Moira, as she prefers to be called, fears that the talented Elaine will uncover family secrets from the war days that she does not want revealed. Instead Moira prefers most of the bio to be concentrated on her work with the Canadian Army Nursing Sisters of World War II. However, Elaine, who moves into a nearby cottage, begins to uncover questions that link the so called accidental drowning by Donna to events during the late 1930s and early 1940s. Someone will kill to insure that certain secrets remain buried. She wonders if the man she recently met in Moira's home and is half in love with, Alan Manners, is behind the attempts to keep secrets hidden.

This is an interesting Canadian amateur sleuth thriller that works because Elaine is believable as she has the skills to analyze documents and uncover secrets. Her inquiries start off innocently but as she begins to comprehend what she is digging up, danger mounts and she ponders who to trust including those she cares about like her client and Alan. BURDEN OF MEMORY uses some flashbacks to tell the backdrop WWII story, but whether it is past or present Vicki Delaney provides a wonderful cozy.

Harriet Klausner
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