The Christian Science Monitor

'Secrets We Kept' is the wrenching story of the abusive truth behind the marriages in an author's family

“I think of my grandparents as one coiling length of rope,” writes Krystal Sital in her wrenching new memoir, . “She the rope unfurling for infinity, and he all the kinks and knots.” Sital’s debut opens in 2006, when her grandmother, Rebecca, discovers her husband, Shiva, unconscious in their New Jersey apartment following a massive cerebral hemorrhage. When Sital learns from her mother, Arya, that Rebecca hesitated before summoning help for her partner of more than

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from The Christian Science Monitor

The Christian Science Monitor5 min read
Past Crises Brought Change. What Will This Pandemic Bring?
Those who have lived through past global crises found opportunities to change for the better. Today’s coronavirus pandemic offers similar hope.
The Christian Science Monitor5 min read
Pandemic, In Park: Viewers Pull Up To Drive-ins Again
Drive-ins are experiencing a resurgence, as the pandemic fuels nostalgia and owners see opportunities to go beyond just double features.
The Christian Science Monitor5 min read
Lacking Seasonal Workers, Italy Elevates Its Long-shunned Migrants
The coronavirus crisis has cut off Italy from the seasonal workers it needs to man its fields. So it is granting a six-month amnesty to migrants.