My Life as a Silent Movie



My Life as a Silent Movie After Losing Her Husband And Daughter In An Auto Accident, 42 Year Old Emma Flies To Paris, Discovers She Has A Twin Brother Whose Existence She Had Not Known About, And Learns That Her Birth Parents Weren T The Americans Who Raised Her, But A White Russian Film Star Of The 1920s And A French Stalinist A Story About Identity And The Shaping Function Of Art, My Life As A Silent Movie Presents A Vividly Rendered World And Poses Provocative Questions On The Relationship Of Art To Life.

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  • Paperback
  • 220 pages
  • My Life as a Silent Movie
  • Jesse Lee Kercheval
  • English
  • 09 December 2018
  • 9780253010247

10 thoughts on “My Life as a Silent Movie

  1. Suzanne says:

    This was entertaining enough, even if the plot was wildly improbable Enjoyed the last quarter the most, in spite of the ending being even unlikely than the whole Some subtle foreshadowing of events near the denouement probably would have eased my way into a buy in of the resolution, or it could be that my suspe...

  2. Pragya says:

    When I saw this audiobook up for review, there was something that appealed to me about this book if you know me well, you know I don t read book blurbs, so all my good books are usually either by fluke or recommendations Well, it certainly could have been that Eiffel Tower on the cover Side note I love travelling and I am in love with the idea of Paris, still to visit though.Okay, let me warn you upfront, this audiobook is almost 10 hours long I know some are like 40 hours long but since I prefer short audios, this was huge for me But wait, did I feel all 10 hours of it Nope, not at all And why would that be Perhaps because the book pulled me in from the very first word and did not let go The narration is good enough But the major meat is the book Just wow First, the author draws a background and you are interested in what s going on Mmm hmm And then there comes the twists and the turns And Paris And the walks around Paris Surprise upon surprise I was totally overwhelmed happily by the plot, the unravel...

  3. Barbara says:

    This novel begins tragically when a woman loses her husband and daughter in a traffic accident The aching pressure of loss is the major theme of this novel It s well written and easy to feel the sadness of Emma, the main character Soon after losing her entire family, an eccentric Aunt, from her husband s side, comes to visit Emma Emma learns that she might have family than her parents d...

  4. Susan says:

    Disclaimer Jesse Lee is a good friend That said, this is a wonderful book Highly recommended I don t want to say much about it because it s a book of discovery So go buy it and start discovering I ve read just about every book Jesse Lee has written and this is one of her finest You ll learn...

  5. Tiffin-Seneca Public Library says:

    Fantastic story The shear emotion of this book is beyond words I love the incorporation of film history, too.

  6. Dave says:

    A cute story, if you like cute It got off to a good start, but towards the end all the pieces fell together too perfectly I d have only given it 2 stars, except that the writing is very good and the plot was intriguing up to a point I guess I shouldn t read chic lit.

  7. Trisha says:

    I wanted to like this book a lot better than I did Maybe that s because it was given to me by a good friend who knows the author personally and likes the way she writes And I have to agree that there s much to like about the way Jessie Lee Kercheval writes She s a creative writing teacher here at the University of Wisconsin and it s obvious that she has a lovely and engaging way with words her characters are well drawn and the book is filled with gorgeous descriptions of Paris and Moscow where most of the action takes place But Emma, the protagonist whose husband and daughter were killed tragically in a freak accident, just didn t seem that real to me mainly because of the plot which seemed far too contrived and even a bit melodramatic consumed with grief that has left her practically comatose, Emma suddenly discovers that she is adopted everything in this novel happens suddenly and so she drops everything to fly to New York and from there to Paris and eventually on to Moscow with little than an extra pair of underwear and three credit cards in her purse That was hard enough for me to believe but what happened next was just as implausible Following up on a tip from a woman she hadn t seen for years, she arrives in Paris to look for her birth parents, but instead within a day she discovers to her utter surprise that she has a twin brother He recognizes her immediately despite not having seen her since they were toddlers and within a few days they both end up in Mo...

  8. Kat Hagedorn says:

    this completely enjoyable, absolutely beyond question over the top piece of fiction, our protagonist loses both her husband and child in the first few pages see, I m not giving anything away there It wasn t the best choice to start reading this month but it turned into something so crazy that I enjoyed it nonetheless.Our author is a creative writing teacher at UWisconsin and she s had a surprising batch of stuff published including a memoir about growing up around Cape Canaveral in the 60s that I may just pick up I m certain she s giving her students sound advice about writing because she knows her craft She takes an actual personal story she herself grew up in France and Florida and makes it the background to this ride I can t describe it any other way.How our protagonist acts throughout this book can easily be marked down to being distraught over the loss of her husband and daughter It can also be marked down to an author saying to herself well, I have this ...

  9. Perry Martin says:

    My Life As A Silent Movie By Jesse Lee Kercheval and Narrated By Rosemary Benson Our story begins with Emma, a Liberal Arts Creative Writing Instructor, who receives a knock on her family s front door A neighbor who has news that will change Emma s life forever.The Neighbor had seen Emma s car in the intersection, and was informing her that Emma s husband was driving and their daughter was in the back, and that they had been hit by an SUV and both had died at the scene.Emma s distress was understandable and so consuming that she couldn t even look at the bodies Emma shut down and checked out sleeping in a sleeping bag down stairs not able to sleep in her now empty bed.This sets the theme and emotional condition of the central character of My Life As A Silent Movie Emma s journey is only now beginning as in her total loss she finds out she was adopted and goes to France to find her unknown family She learns than she could have ever imagined The title is explained in such ...

  10. Julia says:

    4 or 5 starts I m not sure which.I was impressed with the way the author managed the main character s ongoing emotional psychological stress duress throughout the majority of the novel it remained plausible without undue pathos.I mostly enjoyed the ending, though it was disappointing w...

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