Review; Everything My Mother Taught Me (Inheritance collection #1) by Alice Hoffman

Earlier this year I was fortunate enough to recieve an ARC of the short story Everything My Mother Taught Me (Inheritance collection #1) by Alice Hoffman through Netgalley. I read it shortly afterwards and today I'll post my review.

Description from Goodreads
In this haunting short story of loyalty and betrayal, a young woman in early 1900s Massachusetts discovers that in navigating her treacherous coming-of-age, she must find her voice first.

For fatefully observant Adeline, growing up carries an ominous warning from her adulterous mother: don’t say a word. Adeline vows to never speak again. But that’s not her only secret. After her mother takes a housekeeping job at a lighthouse off the tip of Cape Ann, a local woman vanishes. The key to the mystery lies with Adeline, the silent witness. New York Times bestselling author of The Rules of Magic Alice Hoffman crafts a beautiful, heart-wrenching short story.

Alice Hoffman’s Everything My Mother Taught Me is part of Inheritance, a collection of five stories about secrets, unspoken desires, and dangerous revelations between loved ones. Each piece can be read or listened to in a single setting. By yourself, behind closed doors, or shared with someone you trust.

My Thoughts on the Short Story
Everything My Mother Taught Me has a beautiful language and beautifully described settings, which made me really like this short story. The plot and storyline was fascinating as well and I think it could work as a novel too.

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