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Babyjayla1
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This was a very real way of seeing Kate. I know she will be very successful in writing more novels. I am looking forward to reading more books from Kate
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Why does Kate Morton say the Grace is the ONLY witness to what happened on the lake?
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goingeast wrote:
Why does Kate Morton say the Grace is the ONLY witness to what happened on the lake?




As far as we know, four people were present at the lake - Robbie, Hannah, Emmeline, and Grace. Robbie died on that night at the lake in 1924. Emmeline died a few months later in an automobile accident. Hannah died a few months later in childbirth. Therefore, in 1999, Grace is the only living witness to what happened on the lake. Everyone else has been dead for nearly 75 years.
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nadine1 wrote:

goingeast wrote:
Why does Kate Morton say the Grace is the ONLY witness to what happened on the lake?




As far as we know, four people were present at the lake - Robbie, Hannah, Emmeline, and Grace. Robbie died on that night at the lake in 1924. Emmeline died a few months later in an automobile accident. Hannah died a few months later in childbirth. Therefore, in 1999, Grace is the only living witness to what happened on the lake. Everyone else has been dead for nearly 75 years.




If you watch the video again, she says it's about a woman who witnesses an event to which she was the ONLY witness, Not that she is the only witness left. Not even she's the only witness left alive.
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goingeast wrote:


nadine1 wrote:

goingeast wrote:
Why does Kate Morton say the Grace is the ONLY witness to what happened on the lake?




As far as we know, four people were present at the lake - Robbie, Hannah, Emmeline, and Grace. Robbie died on that night at the lake in 1924. Emmeline died a few months later in an automobile accident. Hannah died a few months later in childbirth. Therefore, in 1999, Grace is the only living witness to what happened on the lake. Everyone else has been dead for nearly 75 years.




If you watch the video again, she says it's about a woman who witnesses an event to which she was the ONLY witness, Not that she is the only witness left. Not even she's the only witness left alive.




She's the only witness because the other three were participants.
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ELee wrote:

goingeast wrote:


nadine1 wrote:

goingeast wrote:
Why does Kate Morton say the Grace is the ONLY witness to what happened on the lake?




As far as we know, four people were present at the lake - Robbie, Hannah, Emmeline, and Grace. Robbie died on that night at the lake in 1924. Emmeline died a few months later in an automobile accident. Hannah died a few months later in childbirth. Therefore, in 1999, Grace is the only living witness to what happened on the lake. Everyone else has been dead for nearly 75 years.




If you watch the video again, she says it's about a woman who witnesses an event to which she was the ONLY witness, Not that she is the only witness left. Not even she's the only witness left alive.




She's the only witness because the other three were participants.




Yes, perhaps that is the distinction, but didn't Emmeline witness the shooting as opposed to the incident. Or did she? During "the event" Grace is described as being in a hiding place, in the shadows, away from them. It is only when she hears Teddy's voice that she runs over to the edge of the lake. How close could she have been if she had to run? How much could she have seen accurately, if she was hiding in the shadows? Did Hannah really aim for Robbie? If so, why were Emmeline's eyes still shut after the gun goes off? Don't people tend to shut their eyes when a gun is pointing at them, at least in the movies? It's never stated in the book that Hannah pointed the gun at Robbie. We already know at the beginning that Robbie is dead, so why leave it a mystery now. Of course, we're only getting it from Grace's point of view - hiding in a hiding spot, in the shadows.
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What a great way to REALLY introduce Kate Morton to us. Thank you. I enjoyed hearing what she had to say.
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I really enjoyed viewing this video and having more of an understanding of why Kate Morton chose to write it the way she did. Her setting for the video looked like it could have come right out of the book! I think the idea of Grace wanting to set the record straight is very real and compelling. It is clear that Morton brings many elements of her life and people she cares about into her book, and I believe that is what enables her to put so many telling details into her description and paint her characters so richly.
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