The Memory Chair

The Memory Chair Thirteen year old Betony has always hated going to her cranky great grandmother s house It s old and stuffy and boring and the woodstove in the kitchen is always burning too hot But her Gram doesn t h

  • Title: The Memory Chair
  • Author: Susan White
  • ISBN: 9781927502389
  • Page: 210
  • Format: Paperback
  • Thirteen year old Betony has always hated going to her cranky great grandmother s house It s old and stuffy and boring and the woodstove in the kitchen is always burning too hot But her Gram doesn t have any other family living close by on the Kingston Peninsula, so Betony ends up being dragged along all the time.She d rather be pretty much anywhere until one day BetonyThirteen year old Betony has always hated going to her cranky great grandmother s house It s old and stuffy and boring and the woodstove in the kitchen is always burning too hot But her Gram doesn t have any other family living close by on the Kingston Peninsula, so Betony ends up being dragged along all the time.She d rather be pretty much anywhere until one day Betony sits on her Gram s favourite chair She is suddenly transported into the past, and is experiencing her Gram s life as if it were in her own memory At first Betony is excited and curious, and begins to develop a close relationship with Gram, even learning to cook and quilt But after she has experienced a few of her great grandmother s memories, she realizes she is slowly

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    About "Susan White"

    1. Susan White

      Sue White was born in New Brunswick and moved from one New Brunswick city to another As a teenager her family moved to the Kingston Peninsula and she only left long enough to earn her BA and BEd at St Thomas University in Fredericton Settling on the peninsula, she and her husband raised four children and ran a small farm while she taught elementary school Since retiring she is grateful to now have the time to work on her writing and the freedom to regularly visit her new granddaughter in Alberta.

    818 thoughts on “The Memory Chair”

    1. The Memory Chair by Susan White is short emotional novel with lots of deep characters and a little magic.Narrated from thirteen-year-old Betony's point of view, the story begins with Betony telling the reader how going to her great-grandmother is a sort of punishment she has to endure, until one day she sits on her grandmother's large brown chair. "It was always the smell that hit me when I walked into the back porch of Gram's house. It was an overpowering smell, musty and stale, a smell that hu [...]


    2. I must admit to a certain guilty pleasure that comes from reading and reviewing Young Adult (YA) novels. First of all, they are an 'easy' read; the stories are often straightforward, devoid of gratuitous sex, profanity and violence (in most cases) and the author's message is clear. Secondly, it makes me see things through the eyes of a young person, often taking me back in time to my own adolescent years. This was the case with New Brunswick author Susan White's The Memory Chair (2015, Acorn Pre [...]


    3. This title is nominated for the 2017 Hackmatack Award in the fiction category.As someone who is both a born New Brunswicker an amateur genealogist I really, really enjoyed this book! Betony, our protagonist, has been forced to endure visits with her great-grandmother but never really took the time to try and get to know her. That is, until she falls asleep in her grandmother's chair and is magically transported into an old memory. From there she becomes intrigued, and starts asking questions abo [...]


    4. This was a fast but sweet and great read.I liked the idea of experiencing your family history as it was your own.But of course not everything was so great, there were a few things Betony learned that were less pleasant.You can find my full review here:snoopydoosbookreviews/the-



    5. Such a great book that took me back to my own grandparents' home next to the river where we fished as kids. A book of love, acceptance, age and memories.


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