We Are All Shipwrecks: A Memoir

We Are All Shipwrecks A Memoir A mother s murder Her daughter s redemption And the complicated past that belongs to them both Kelly always knew that her family was different She knew that most children didn t live with their grandp

  • Title: We Are All Shipwrecks: A Memoir
  • Author: Kelly Grey Carlisle
  • ISBN: 9781492645207
  • Page: 248
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A mother s murder Her daughter s redemption And the complicated past that belongs to them both.Kelly always knew that her family was different She knew that most children didn t live with their grandparents, and their grandparents didn t own porn stores Her classmates didn t sleep on a boat in the marina and she knew their next door neighbors weren t drug addicts and jA mother s murder Her daughter s redemption And the complicated past that belongs to them both.Kelly always knew that her family was different She knew that most children didn t live with their grandparents, and their grandparents didn t own porn stores Her classmates didn t sleep on a boat in the marina and she knew their next door neighbors weren t drug addicts and johns What Kelly didn t know was if she would become part of the dysfunction that surrounded her Would she sink into the depths of harbor life Or would she end up alone and dead on Hollywood Boulevard like her mother had years before When the grittier aspects of her family history are unearthed, Kelly decides to discover how the place she was raised will define the person she will soon become To do this, Kelly goes back to the beginning, to a mother she never knew, a twenty five year old cold case, and two of LA s most notorious murderers.We Are All Shipwrecks is Kelly s story of redemption from tragedy, told with a tenderness towards her family that makes it as much about breaking free as it is preserving the strings that anchor you.

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    1. I found this such a fascinating read. This is written with such attention to detail you could almost forget this is a personal memoir and not a well written piece of literature. I really enjoyed this unique and interesting summary of a life. I found this so captivating I was sad the book had to end.Although there are quite a few sad moments littered throughout, I was also deeply heartened by this book. There's a lot of reflection and you sense that Kelly only wants to share her story for no othe [...]

    2. via my blog: bookstalkerblog.wordpress/“Who killed her? No one really knew. My grandfather had explained this to me. How had she been killed? I knew that too. She’d been strangled. Why she’d been killed didn’t seem as important, and who could answer that question anyway? Why did people die? They just did. People died all the time. Other questions seemed excessive, nosy- like the people that slowed down to stare at crashes on the 405.”This memoir is not just simply about the tragic murd [...]

    3. Although I should feel sorry for Kelly, given the early loss of her mother and her unorthodox childhood, but she seems to have remained well-grounded. The memoir reveals some details that are wince-worthy and even shocking, but she narrates them in such a matter-of-fact manner that one can almost believe it seemed normal at the time.

    4. What an amazing memoir! Carlisle immediately hooks you with a tender but honest recounting of her voyage from an awkward child to a confident adult and all the quirky, loving and exasperating people who played vital roles in her growth. Added to this is the shadow of a mother she never knew, who was brutally murdered by an unknown person, and whose loss the young Kelly increasingly experiences as she grows up and becomes a mother herself. Wonderful writing and a compelling life story make this b [...]

    5. 4.5 stars A powerful memoir of a young woman who came to terms with her sometimes tragic, often unconventional childhood, one filled with many challenges but also love. The author's acceptance of her past, her generosity of spirit and development into a positive person automatically create sympathy and admiration towards her in the reader(at least this reader)!

    6. First off, I never talked to Dr. Carlisle during my time at Trinity but she always seemed like a great professor from a far. I picked up this book from a recommendation from my friend, Maddie Smith. I really enjoyed this book. It was profound and meaningful in a way that felt very personal and grounded. There were so many events in her life that could have been this melodramatic climax but, ultimately, the book plays out very much like all of our lives. There are dips and highs and fleeting expe [...]

    7. It was really cool that I got to meet Kelly Carlisle before I read her book. I was at the Decatur Book Festival and saw a panel called Nature vs. Nurture that I was interested in. I got there, saw the blurb on the book, and bought it before I even went to the panel! And, as it turns out, the other author on the panel had to cancel so it ended up just being an interview with Kelly. She was eloquent and honest, and her writing is the same. Because I had seen her in person and heard her speak about [...]

    8. This is a well-written memoir, and although I'm generally not a big fan of memoirs, this one was interesting. Read it for book club, and am bummed I cannot be there for the discussion!

    9. This memoir is about a little girl who was raised first by her grandmother and then by her grandfather and his very young wife. This sounds innocent enough except the family business were successful adult video shops which then meant Kelly had everything she needed including being sent to a French immersion school in Los Angeles. Kelly was fortunate in that to balance her grandfather's crude remarks and rough behavior, she had a friend in his wife Marilyn. As Kelly grew up her mother's unsolved [...]

    10. Picture a little girl who is mystified and endlessly curious about the sea, the earth, the night sky and every creature she encounters. Picture this same little girl gleaning comfort and companionship from these same elements as she makes her way through an unconventional childhood and reckons with the fraught history of where she comes from. This memoir is a poignant reminder of the power of the natural world and the importance of our connectedness to it.

    11. Kelly was always told when she was growing up that where she comes from is what makes her who she is. Raised by her grandfather, “Sir Richard,” and his much younger wife, Kelly believed for most of her childhood that her mother had been killed in a car accident. One day, just before a retired police investigator meets her family at a nice restaurant for brunch, she learns that was never true.  Kelly’s life is rife with half-truths and mysteries, many of them never completely understoo [...]

    12. Kelly was a little girl when her mother died. She lived with her grandmother for a while, and then later, with her grandfather along with his youthful wife. When she became old enough to handle the truth, her grandfather told her that her mother had actually been murdered. Kelly spends her life thinking about her mother's unsolved murder. She pushed for the case to be reopened countless times until it finally was. Much later, she finds out that her mother had been raped by two men that murdered [...]

    13. This memoir was carefully written as a unique story told in a way that connects readers from all backgrounds and upbringings. Almost everyone has a moment, or moments, in their life when they realize that there are some things they want to make sure they do differently when they have a family of their own — things they never want their children to experience like they did, or things they never experienced that they want their children to. In We Are All Shipwrecks, Kelly Grey Carlisle recognize [...]

    14. I heard this author on a true crime podcast I listen to, and when I learned she is currently teaching at my alma mater, I decided to read the book. A lucky choice. This isn’t a true crime read, it’s really a memoir of a child raised by her grandparents after her mother’s murder, and her search to know more about her mother, and by extension, herself. Her childhood was unusual, to say the least. She lived on a boat in the Los Angeles harbor, and her grandfather owned a porn store. She learn [...]

    15. I was disappointed not because of the writer or the writing but because the way the story was presented I thought it was about something different

    16. Thank you to Sourcebooks for providing me with an advance copy of Kelly Grey Carlisle's memoir, We Are All Shipwrecks, in exchange for an honest review. PLOT- When Kelly Grey Carlisle was just three weeks old, she was left by her mother in a hotel room dresser drawer. Carlisle's mother was murdered, her body strangled and dumped in an abandoned lot in Los Angeles. Although it was suspected that her murder was the work of the Hillside Strangler, the case was never solved. Carlisle was told that [...]

    17. I was excited going into the memoir, but We Are All Shipwrecks by Kelly Grey Carlisle turned out to be a bust. Despite the intriguing title, the overall experience was just lousy. Her story begins sweetly reminiscing at her early childhood, before she really understood where she came from. Quickly the bomb is dropped, that her mother was murdered when she was only three weeks old. She was bounced around in foster care until her grandmother, Spence, and “friend” Dee took Kelly, until Spence d [...]

    18. This review and more at texasgirlreads!I don’t read a lot of memoirs, but every once in awhile one will grab my attention. Kelly Grey Carlisle’s We Are All Shipwrecks caught my attention and didn’t let go. Carlisle, a professor of English at Trinity University, has been published in prestigious journals such as Ploughshares and The New England Review, but this is her first book, and she had quite a topic to work with: her childhood.Carlisle grew up on a boat in the L.A. Harbor with her gra [...]

    19. Kelly Gray Carlisle writes about her incredibly abnormal youth in her memoir, We Are All Shipwrecks. She lives her whole life continuously being fed lies by her pompous, verbally abusive grandfather concerning the details of her mother’s death and her unknown father. Kelly’s curiosity never ceases, and through many years of digging, she finds the answers to the questions that have taunted her since her childhood. In her memoir, Kelly recounts her seemingly endless hardships and inconvenien [...]

    20. I really enjoyed this book. Some parts that were rather slow to build, like in the middle, as she's slogging her way through her teenage years through most of the book, but it picks back up again when she starts investigating the circumstances around her mother's murder. The conclusion was very meaningful and evocative. She managed to bring tears to my eyes as she imagined her mother's final desperate thoughts before she died, leaving her three-week old baby.I don't believe either of the Hillsid [...]

    21. Her mother was murdered when Kelly was 3 weeks old and a policeman found her nestled in a drawer in a motel where her mother had been staying. Her father was in jail, so she lived with her grandmother until the grandmother died, then with her grandfather and his younger second wife, Michelle. It was a most unusual way to grow up - her grandfather owned an adult bookstore and they lived for several years on a boat in an industrial-area marina in Los Angeles - and even when it was in a cradle high [...]

    22. The descriptions and details are so thorough, it brings the reader into scenes. But sometimes the listing of intricacies get in the way of the action. With a fascinating past and masterful language, poetic in places, the memoir held my attention. From the book jacket description, I thought this might be a mystery inside a memoir, but there really is no actual proof point for resolution. The story is more about the growth of a young girl looking for her place in the world. Near the end, the imagi [...]

    23. We Are All Shipwrecks by Kelly Carlisle is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early September.This autobiography is written almost with Carlisle in the center of a love square between her, the affection of her grandparents (i.e. maternal grandfather and step-grandmother), her maternal grandmother (and her partner; both on the job and in life), and about understanding her mother and the circumstances behind her untimely, mysterious homicide. All told, despite his flaws and brusque Brit nature, [...]

    24. A cautionary tale on SO many levels! Kelly Grey's grandfather, Richard Grey, made a fairly typical actor's pilgrimmage from England to Hollywood during the movie colony's 'Golden Era', when British actors like David Niven, Roddy Mcdowell, Julie Andrews, et al, gathered in the L.A. sunshine to take tea, play polo and frolick on each other's boats between film assignments. But behind the glossy celebrity, the reality grows less glossy, fades and darkens into a kind of noir crazy-land as the Ameri [...]

    25. We Are All Shipwrecks is a lovely, moving memoir about a childhood filled with love and confusion and embarrassmentd also a houseboat, porn store, and murdered mother. There's something striking about the juxtaposition of these totally "abnormal" childhood experiences mixed with the absolutely "normal" growing pains that all children go through. Carlisle's voice is matter-of-fact, relaying all the strange revelations with a straightforwardness that allows the reader to be swept along in the narr [...]

    26. We Are All Shipwrecks is such an engrossing read. The author describes her unconventional childhood with her eccentric grandfather who operated an x- rated video store. The family lived on a boat, surrounded by a caring community. Carlisle also discusses her search for answers about her birth parents, neither of which she ever knew. This is a great story of a woman who pieced together conflicting tales of her past to gain a comprehensive picture of the truth. Thanks to NetGalley for the advance [...]

    27. My thanks to Sourcebooks for the opportunity to read this memoir. The author's memories of her childhood, along with her hard-earned and generous perspective on those events, made me think about the challenges faced by every family. Her words also reminded me that the knowledge you are loved can sometimes overcome those challenges and made me grateful that the problems my own family has faced in the past are minor compared to her extremely unusual upbringing. Kudos to Ms. Carlisle for finding th [...]

    28. 4.5 starsDo yourself a favor and pick up this highly readable memoir.We Are All Shipwrecks is a poignant, sharp, and wonderfully written account of the author's unconventional childhood with a biological and happenstance family that is obviously beloved even while they often provided emotional hurtles and challenges that the author had to struggle to overcome.This ARC was provided by Sourcebooks in exchange from an honest review.

    29. Perhaps I expected more “solving the case of her mother’s murder” after reading the dust jacket. I didn’t dislike the book, but I didn’t get the wow factor of having this unique life. I admire Kelly’s attention to detail and remembering these experiences so vividly she could share them in a book. She inspires me to write down my memories to see if there’s a memoir in there - doubt it, my life is really ordinary, but I want to write.

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