"Don't Tell the Aunts"

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“Don’t Tell the Aunts”

College English, March 2012


Here Sommers takes the reader on an intimate journey into her family’s past as she explores the significance of secrets across generations. As she presents the details, memories, and unspoken truths embedded in objects that define her family’s history, the author begins to understand why we hide the things we do—and the powerful ways in which those secrets affect our perception of both the past and the present.