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'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

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