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Heterogeneity in circulating tumor cells: the relevance of the stem-cell subset. Jul 13, Heather rated it liked it. Optical loss The attenuation of multiplexed wavelength components passing through the cells. There were so many choices that led to all of this. Figure 1 Open in figure viewer PowerPoint. Analysis of disseminated and circulating tumor cells before and after therapy. The epigenetics of epithelial—mesenchymal plasticity in cancer.
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From a small, bogside cabin in rural New England, year-old Aimee Slater unravels the story of her life, attempting to make sense of the tangled thread that leads from her mother's house-a short, unbridgeable distance away-to the world she now inhabits. It is soon after the Civil War; Aimee lives alone, but is graced with visits from two friends, a crippled man and a tro From a small, bogside cabin in rural New England, year-old Aimee Slater unravels the story of her life, attempting to make sense of the tangled thread that leads from her mother's house-a short, unbridgeable distance away-to the world she now inhabits.
It is soon after the Civil War; Aimee lives alone, but is graced with visits from two friends, a crippled man and a troubled eleven-year-old girl.
She is perpetually caught between the sensual world she so desires and the divine retribution passed down to her by her mother's scorn. How Aimee ultimately creates a life for herself and bridges that distance makes for a moving story of love and loss. Told in a voice of spare New England lyricism, Unravelling is a remarkably haunting account of the power of redemption.
Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. Published August 12th by Mariner Books first published August 1st More Details Lowell, Massachusetts United States. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Unravelling , please sign up. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Unravelling. Dec 28, Laurel rated it liked it Recommends it for: anyone interested in a book about relationships.
Shelves: just-finished. This was a quiet, intense read I cared about Aimee the main character pretty early on and was interested in what her journey would be. This book spoke much to what it is to be a woman going against her times even though she didn't truly plan to and the damage that can result from being so alienated from one's family.
The poetic prose style was often lovely and uplifting, despite the overall feeling of sadness. All in all, a good read for those winter days when you feel like hibernating with This was a quiet, intense read All in all, a good read for those winter days when you feel like hibernating with a cozy blanket and a hot cup of tea. Aug 15, Jude rated it really liked it Recommends it for: severe folks with hearts of song.
Recommended to Jude by: it moved into my hand at Mac's Backs.
Part of my joy is just to be actually reading again - slowly - a few pages a day - but mostly I love the exploration of inner and outer solitude, and the eternal girl inside the narrator's voice. I've been taken in by both her pacing and her lyric severity - cause i relate, i suppose. Other readers have been impatient, bored, incredulous and disappointed.
Shelves: lesley. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. This was beautifully written and had some really powerful language. Page 78 had one line that stuck with me: "And I don't know why it stayed with me, except that even then, I sometimes squirmed inside my skin as if it were a wool dress on a blistering hot day, and I knew what it was to want to leave yourself behind. They were awful and imaginative; I wished for more of them throughout the novel. I think I only lo This was beautifully written and had some really powerful language.
I think I only lost a little steam with the book at the end when the narrator gets a little whimsical and starts really talking to the children she lost. I loved the childhood merging into the "present" self and the characters and descriptions of emotion were just wonderful.
May 23, Elizabeth rated it liked it Recommends it for: people who hear a different beat from the drummer and actually follow it. Shelves: Aimee, the main character, begins as a beautiful-smart-young teenage girl who becomes kinda slutty, gets knocked up, left alone and goes a little batty. Aimee may end up batty but this character is very strong. Aimee grows up on a farm in New Hampshire and wants to go to Lowell to get away from her family.
She eventually gets a job at the Boott mill in Lowell which really did exist but feels very alone when two of her friends return home. Her friendship with one of the mechanics at the mill results in her pregnancy and the bulk of the novel is about the unraveling of her life. It is an interesting psychological study.
Oct 15, Margo rated it really liked it Recommends it for: any woman. This book detailed a young woman's choices and how they affected her and her family.
It is very moving especially when describing the relationship between the woman and her mother. It shows how certain decisions affect our future. I learned that decisions can have a big impact on your life, but, there is always a way to reconcile those decisions if you so desire. Mar 04, Lauren Hallal rated it really liked it. I found this book rich and compelling. I loved Elizabeth's writing and her character, it was a pleasure to read and has stuck with me over the years.
So quick summary: Aimee starts the book being a 38 year old woman in the s who lives in a bog, away from society and she only gets 2 visitors, Amos her lover who is missing a leg and she nurses his wound and Plumey a young girl who is considered the village idiot but really she had a traumatic childhood. Then Aimee begins to recount her life as a child growing up in a farm in the adjacent land. The relationships that become central to her life and follow her throughout is the one with her mother this was the strongest point of the book and then the one with her brother Jeremiah who was a year younger than her but they could almost pass for twins.
The relationship with Jeremiah, the event that led to them falling apart and the subsequent constant shadow of that event absolutely ruined the book for me. I couldn't get past how much it jarred me out of the book each time she mentioned it. After this event, Aimee leaves her family against their wishes and takes a job in a mill to earn money for her dowry, things go to shit there, to the point that she's never able to fully recuperate and she spends the rest of her life mending. The best parts of this book are the thug and pull with her Mom and also her relationship with Amos, I don't know why I enjoyed it so much.
I think it was the spot of happiness in such a dark depressing book. Much the way she lives next to the bog, I felt I was suctioned into this bog while reading it, it just pulled me down into these dark human thoughts and desires and I didn't like it one bit. I don't enjoy books like this; overly literary, self-aware, and contrived to showcase a point. The problem I had with the Jeremiah angle is that Aimee could have had deep love for her brother as a sister, I am very close to my younger brother and if something would happen to him I'd be devastated.
unravelling (plural unravellings). The act of becoming unravelled. (unfolding): the unravelling of cellular mechanisms: (collapsing): the unravelling of the global. 6 days ago This book is an eminently readable attempt at unravelling the influence of psychology on law and the limits the law has placed on that influence.
The obsession she had with Jeremiah made it clear to me that she constantly desired him and his death this is not a spoiler she tells you in chapter 1 that he died was that of a lover not of a brother. It plunged her into despair and suicidal thoughts. In addition to feeling icky about the whole incest thing, Graver's language made it so She uses words such as fondled, paleness, grasped, cupped - I couldn't handle it. Not only are we talking about children here but I'm getting this vivid imagery that made me incredibly uncomfortable.
The first time she makes love to a man she speaks of desiring him to fill her so that she can get Jeremiah 'out' of her. The POV of older Aimee was a completely different character, I enjoyed her very much and I think I enjoyed the ending of the book so much because young Aimee's story is done and older Aimee continues it. Overall, I can say with certainty I will not read another Graver book again and unfortunately I hated too much of it to enjoy the rest. Jul 09, Phi Beta Kappa Authors added it. Sep 23, Patrice M. Intensely descriptive on the teen years of a girl from NH in the 's.
She eventually goes to the mills in Lowell.