Tell Me Who We Were


      Tell Me Who We Were
It begins with a drowning One day Mr Arcilla, the romance language teacher at Briarfield, an all girls boarding school, is found dead at the bottom of Reed Pond Young and handsome, the object of much fantasy and fascination, he was adored by his students For Lilith and Romy, Evie and Claire, Nellie and Grace, he was their first love, and their first true loss.In this extraordinary collection, Kate McQuade explores the ripple effect of one transformative moment on six lives, witnessed at a different point in each girl s future Throughout these stories, these bright, imaginative, and ambitious girls mature into women, lose touch and call in favors, achieve success and endure betrayal, marry and divorce, have children and struggle with infertility, abandon husbands and remain loyal to the end.Lyrical, intimate, and incisive, Tell Me Who We Were explores the inner worlds of girls and women, the relationships we cherish and betray, and the transformations we undergo in the simple act of living. Download Tell Me Who We Were by Kate McQuade – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

Kate McQuade is the author of the story collection Tell Me Who We Were coming July, 2019 Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Black Warrior Review, Harvard Review, The Lily Washington Post, Memorious, Shenandoah, and Verse Daily, and she has received scholarships and fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Sewanee Writers Conference, and Yaddo A native Minnesotan, McQuade holds degrees from Princeton University and the Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury College She teaches writing and literature at Phillips Academy, a boarding school in Andover, MA, where she lives with her family.Learnabout Kate Website www.katemcquade.comInstagram katejmcquadeTwitter katejmcquade

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  • Hardcover
  • 208 pages
  • Tell Me Who We Were
  • Kate McQuade
  • English
  • 13 February 2017
  • 0062869795

10 thoughts on “ Tell Me Who We Were

  1. says:

    Quirky, strange and original this grouping of connected stories follow the lives of six girls Pre teens, these six young ladies are best friends, dramatics the order of the day Especially after their romance teacher, is found drowned at the bottom of a pond Trying to figure out what happened, these girls will investigate, try unusual measures and come to a very unexpected collusion The following chapters each focus on a specific girl as they go through the various stages of life They follow Quirky, strange and original this grouping of connected stories follow the lives of six girls Pre teens, these six young ladies are best friends, dramatics the order of the day Especially after their romance teacher, is found drowned at the bottom of a pond Trying to figure out what happened, these girls will investigate, try unusual measures and c...

  2. says:

    Loved every story in this beautifully written book Each one is connected and have something everyone can relate to.

  3. says:

    Mr Arcilla, a language teacher at an all girls boarding school, has drowned and it has sent his young students spinning Lilith, Claire, Romy, Grace, Evie and Nellie struggle to find understanding of this loss as Mr Arcilla was their first true love They learn that Mr Arcilla was nude when he was found and that leads them to believe he had been with his lover that evening and they try to work out who that would have been This defining moment in their young lives will have an effect on them Mr Arcilla, a language teacher at an all girls boarding school, has drowned and it has sent his young students spinning Lilith, Claire, Romy, Grace, Evie and Nellie struggle to find understanding of this loss as Mr Arcilla was their first true love They learn that Mr Arcilla was nude when he was found and that leads them to believe he had been with his lover that evening ...

  4. says:

    Mr Arcilla died Handsome and scruffy and achingly tall.He was just out of college to teach twelve year old boarding school girls the fundamentals of Spanish and French Spanish then French He never made it to French Six twelve year old boarding school girls at the precipice of womanhood all individually in love with their romance language teacher Their budding pubescent lives firing up and things getting itchy in new places in their bodies That time in their live Mr Arcilla died Handsome and scruffy and achingly tall.He was just out of college to teach twelve year old boarding school girls the fundamentals of Spanish and French Spanish then French He never made it to French Six twelve year old boarding school girls at the precipice of womanhood all individually in love with their romance language teacher Their budding pubescent lives firing up and things getting itchy in new places in their bodies That time in their lives where they all felt daydreams foretold the future where the difference between reality and imagination is blurred.Chapter One is a short story entitled, The Translator s Daughter, and is narrated by one of the girls as an older woman She introduces Lilith, Romy, Evie, Claire, Nellie and Grace and reveals their interpersonal relationships, their in...

  5. says:

    Thank you William Morrow for the finished copy of Tell Me Who We Were Trigger Warnings Infertility, Miscarriage, Self Harm, Postpartum, Cancer, Suicide AttemptThe death of a beloved male teacher at a girl s boarding school sets in motion the lives of the girls who held him on a pedestal In short stories, we follow their lives as adults.Tell Me Who We Were is beautifully written It s poetic and lyrical and sometimes it went right over my head Some of the passages are so stunning and strikin Thank you William Morrow for the finished copy of Tell Me Who We Were Trigger Warnings Infertility, Miscarriage, Self Harm, Postpartum, Cancer, Suicide AttemptThe death of a beloved male teacher at a girl s boarding school sets...

  6. says:

    Tell Me Who We Were by Kate McQuade is a collection of short stories connected by the thread of characters introduced in the first story, The Translator s Daughter In the first story the reader is introduced to 6 girls at a boarding school who experience the tragic death of one of their teachers The rest of the stories branch off and focus on each girl The ages and time periods progress with each story coming full circle with the the death of one of the girls as an older woman Mc...

  7. says:

    Tell Me Who We Were Written by Kate McQuadeReview written by Diana IozziaPersonally, I found myself very confused by this novel First and foremost, the description tells us that this book is about a young group of female friends at a boarding school They have an obsession with a handsome, young romantic language professor Then, he mysteriously is found naked and dead at the bottom of a local swimming pond So, how did this happen Why Well, we are invited to look further and read about the Tell Me Who We Were Written by Kate McQuadeReview written by Diana IozziaPersonally, I found myself very confused by this novel First and foremost, the description tells us that this book is about a young group of female friends at a boarding school They have an obsession with a handsome, young romantic language professor Then, he mysteriously is found naked and dead at the bottom of a local swimming pond So, how did this happen Why Well, we are invited to look further and read about the girls as they grow up and where they go from there The story is told in short stories but they still surround the characters we were introduced to.I found this book to be nothing like I expected In the most unfortunate way possible, I felt that the story of the death at the boardin...

  8. says:

    2.5 I have never properly appreciated short stories, but I wanted this book to change my opinion of this particular format McQuade sets the scene in the first story, focusing on six girls experiencing a tragedy at a young age, and then each consecutive story branches off individually focusing on one of the girls as they come of age It was a unique and striking concept that built the foundation for a deep look at the different impacts that tragedy and death can have on people through the yea 2.5 I have never properly appreciated short stories, but I wanted this book to change my opinion of this particular format McQuade sets the scene in the first story, focusing on six girls experiencing a tragedy at a young age, and then each consecutive story branches off individually focusing on one of the girls as they come of age It was a unique and striking concept that built the foundation for a deep look at the different impacts that tragedy and death can have on people through the years.Each story was vastly different, yet held similar themes and each story offered something I could hook myself into and attach myself to That said, I m still baffled by the art of the short story and the impression it longs to leave on me I never feel quite complete when I m d...

  9. says:

    Author Kate McQuade has written a series of short stories that center around a clique of girls, students who attend a school where a male teacher has been found dead This teacher was unmarried, young and excitingly appealing to the students To add to the excitement of his death, he is also found nude This shared event impacts the girls and their individual lives comprise the subsequent stories Honestly, each chapter is a world of its own lush, lyrical, almost poetic McQuade is amazingly ta Author Kate McQuade has written a series of short stories that center around a clique of girls, students who attend a school where a male teacher has been found dead This teacher was unmarried, young and excitingly appealing to the students To add to the excitement of his death, he is also found nude This shared event impacts the girls and their individual lives comprise the subsequent stories Honestly, eac...

  10. says:

    This reads like Creative Writing class assignment It tries really hard While the writing isn t bad, the author goes out of her way to make things a littlecomplicated than necessary because you know, art The synopsis makes you believe the death of their teacher impacts their life muchthan it really plays out The short stories aren t really connected The girls don t really stay in each others lives after the death of the teacher It was really just stories about women who don t re This reads like Creative Writing class assignment It tries really hard While the writing isn t bad, the author goes out of her way to make things a littlecomplicated than necessary because you know, art The synopsis makes you believe the death of their teacher impacts their life muchthan it really plays out The short stories aren t really co...

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