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"A riveting story of and for our time." (Emily Temple, Lit Hub Most Anticipated Books of 2020) 

"A studied, vulnerable, and maddening account...Crawford melds her personae as a teenage girl, a survivor, and a skilled narrator...Crawford's meditation on the effects of silence, shame, and belief, and the antidotes she had to invent for herself, will add to evolving discussions of sexual assault and power." (Annie Bostrom, Booklist, starred review)

"A harrowing, powerful memoir about sexual assault, trauma, and what happens when institutional power is deployed as a weapon against the vulnerable...Crawford's bravery in recounting her own experience speaks to how powerful it is to have these stories told, to show that no one is alone." (Kristin Iversen, Refinery29

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"Erudite and devastating... Crawford's writing is astonishing... Notes on a Silencing is a purposefully named, brutal and brilliant retort to the asinine question of 'Why now?'.... The story is crafted with the precision of a thriller, with revelations that sent me reeling...." (Jessica Knoll, New York Times)

A Best Book of 2020: Time, NPR, People, Real Simple, Marie Claire, The Lineup, LitHub, Library Journal, BookPage, and Shelf Awareness

A New York Times Book Review Notable Book
A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice
One of People Magazine’s 10 Best Books of the Year
Semifinalist for a Goodreads Choice Award

When Notes on a Silencing hit bookstores in the summer of 2020, even amidst a global pandemic, it sent shockwaves through the country. Not only did this intimate investigative memoir usher in a media storm of coverage, but it also prompted the elite St. Paul's School to issue a formal apology to the author, Lacy Crawford, for its handling of her report of sexual assault by two fellow students nearly 30 years ago.

In this searing book, Crawford tells the story of coming forward during the state investigation of the elite New England prep school decades after her assault, only to find for the first time evidence that corroborated her memories. Here were depictions of the naïve, hardworking girl she’d been, as well as astonishing proof of an institutional silencing. The slander, innuendo, and lack of adult concern that Crawford had experienced as a student hadn't been imagined; they were the actions of a school that prized its reputation above anything, even a child.

This revelation launched Crawford on an extraordinary inquiry deep into gender, privilege, and power, and the ways shame and guilt are used to silence victims. Insightful, arresting, and beautifully written, Notes on a Silencing wrestles with an essential question for our time: what telling of a survivor's story will finally force a remedy?

©2020 Lacy Crawford (P)2020 Hachette Audio

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  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • swimmergal
  • 2020/08/15

Everything about this book is magnificent

This book blew me away. It is not an easy listen; it is gut-wrenching and tragic, but it is so well-written and narrated that I couldn't stop listening. I finished it in two days. The author's narration was excellent; her tone and expression were perfect. The content of the book is traumatic, but anyone involved in the world of education should listen. The tale of abuse and cover-up is shocking and needs to be told. This should be required reading for all teachers and administrators, especially those at boarding schools.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Ted Baehr
  • 2020/08/12

Excellent - but very mature read

"Notes on a Silencing" is the book that everyone thinking about attending St. Paul's should read. I was there in the 1960s. The book evokes the essence of all that SPS is, should be and might become. It calls for reformation, which we can only pray will happen.
"Notes on a Silencing" is also the book that every mature person should read. It reveals the truth of silencing and the truth of abuse.
"Notes on a Silencing" is a must read book for mature readers.

  • 総合評価
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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020/07/20

A must read for survivors and their allies

Five stars are insufficient to capture the gob-smacking genius of this book. At once brutal and gorgeous, Crawford's exquisite account of her experience will set every survivor's heart on fire; I wish that none of us had these stories to tell, but it helps so much to hear them.

  • 総合評価
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  • 匿名
  • 2020/07/15

Profound

While this could read as fiction it is sadly a very true story. The voice is brave and immensely intelligent and the story fiercely told. Thoughtful, compelling and profound. I hope the author has more books in her.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Fill1749
  • 2020/07/12

Wow. Hard to believe we could treat a victim so bad

I have to thank the author for having the courage to tell her story from going to St Paul’s school in NH. So powerful and recommend this book to everyone. Excellent thank you Lacy, I hope it can open some eyes

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • M.B.
  • 2020/08/15

One of the best books I’ve ever come across

Lacy tells her story in such a poetic and beautiful way. I thank her for bringing her experience to the public so change can happen. I highly recommend this book and hope it gets the credibility and exposure it deserves.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Andrew Koppel
  • 2020/08/09

There Are No Words

The story itself is extraordinarily powerful. But what makes this book truly special is its eloquent writing and even more eloquent narration. Ms. Crawford’s voice is the equal of her style; her candor is beyond impressive. This is a truly important and powerful memoir.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Mark
  • 2021/01/11

Powerful, disturbing, important

This might be the post powerful and disturbing book I have ever listened to. This memoir feels so real and so painful. It is more than just a book about a girl who is sexually assaulted at her school, a boarding school in NH (St. Pauls). It is a full coming-of-age memoir that is so well written. I was drawn to this because I am a high school teacher, at a school that competes with St. Paul's. Lacy Crawford is an incredible writer. Her amazing prose transports the reader into her shoes, complete with the frustration, pain, and the joy of adolescence. To me, this was riveting and painful. It showed many educators at their worst, but it also showed the incredible impact of good teachers in a student's life. I commend the author for stepping forward and telling her important and compelling story.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Jan
  • 2020/12/06

Painful story. So worth the read.

Wonderful account of sexual assault and coverups. Sometimes the story was a bit difficult to follow as it skipped from childhood to adulthood back to childhood. Overall a great read.

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  • GCS18
  • 2020/11/20

Oh My God

What this amazing woman has been through is heinous. As others have said, a courageous and beautiful writer.