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review On South MountainThe Dark Secrets of the Goler Clan Ï eBook or Kindle ePUB å ❰Reading❯ ➾ On South MountainThe Dark Secrets of the Goler Clan Author David Cruise – Helpyouantib.co.uk Imagine a lush green valley dotted with prosperous farms and towns It could be anywheRe unemployed and they keep almost entirely to themselves Two solitudes side by side until one day in January Sandra Golder aged thirteen burst into tears in class When her teacher took her out into the hall to South MountainThe Dark PDF #8608 ask her why she was crying a gruesome story of incest and sexual abuse began to emerge Within hours the story had spread to the principal a social worker and finally the police Within weeks a full fledged scandal had been unleashed on the valley sixteen adults men and women from the Mountain w. I'm still having a hard time rating this book On one hand the writing was awful and I didn't care for it at all but on the other hand the story of the JUST the Goler Clan was fascinating and terrifying I found the majority of this book to be a throwaway but the only reason why the authors kept in these irrelevant parts was because they likely didn't have enough information about the Goler's to have than 100 pages The throwaway parts contained the long long history of South Mountain and how it got the way way back in the day read 150 million years ago I don't know about you but in this case I didn't care about the geography geochronology or too much information about the history of the land and who walked there before the Golers It was ridiculous and completely unneeded Maybe I'm just one of those people who don't like to be teased for 100 pages but I wanted the details I wanted to know everything that happened to the children and why the Goler's were the way they are The authors spent too much time hitting us over the head with how isolated the land was is and the gap between those who lived there and 'city folk' Yeah I get it There's no need to say it another 50 times All in all the writing was all over the place and it seemed like the authors LOVED their thesaurus and adverbs Looks like Stephen King's On Writing would have been helpful to them That being said the parts I did like were the court transcripts because the authors didn't write that shit Whenever the kids were talking about their abuse and trauma or whenever the perpetrators were denying any wrong doing were the only viable parts of the book I also found the aftermath to be intriguing but heartbreaking Seeing what Donna was going through after the entire court fiasco and her never being let go of her Goler identity was awful to read about Sadly it's something that happens often than not Once a Goler always a Goler Because my experience with reading the book was negative mostly due to the writing I'll give the book a 255

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Imagine MountainThe Dark Secrets of eBook #9734 a lush green valley dotted with prosperous MountainThe Dark PDF #201 farms and towns It could be anywhere in North America the Okanagan in BC the Niagara orchards of Ontario In this case it happens to be the Annapolis Valley in Nova Scotia But on one hill South Mountain lives the a clan of impoverished inbred hillbillies ignored or On South ePUB #10003 shunned by the people in the valley below for two South MountainThe Dark Secrets of PDF or hundred years Few have much schooling most a. This is a carefully researched account of the physical sexual and emotional abuse which was carried out within the Goler clan for generations The extended family committed sexual acts and beatings upon very young children including much incest This occurred in impoverished shacks where the Golers lived in South Mountain near Wolfville Nova Scotia Doctors social workers and police were aware of some of the horrendous abuse within the family and their in laws but the children were always returned to their homes I lived nearby for a couple of years in the early 1970s but had never heard of the clan or the area but read that some people in the town suspected Everything came to light in 1984 when 16 people were charged with child abuse and incest The children were removed from the dilapidated shacks and were witnesses at the trials The book is most disturbing to read and contains very crude language from testimony at the trials I read that this was an update of the book as 20 years since the first edition was published However although the authors had conducted new interviews with some of the abused they decided out of consideration not to use them in the update Instead proceeds from the book are to be donated to an organization helping victims of abuse I felt there was a lot of filler geological history of the region back to the Triassic and Jurassic period the human history of the earliest settlers to the Annapolis Valley Wolfville and the inhabitants of South Mountain As there was a lot of genealogical research into the Goler clan and their antecedents a family tree would have been helpful as even those people seemed confused about family relationships It was confusing to follow what the relationships were although there was an effort to describe this to the reader Thought some photos should accompany the narrative In 2012 an excellent novel was published inspired by the true events; Our Daily Bread by Lauren B Davis Fictional characters included a member of a incestuous clan and several people living in the nearby town The names of the Clan and the town were changed It was a selection of my book club I tried to get a copy of On South Mountain It was no longer available and used paperbacks were selling for 50 to 100 dollars I was glad that On South Mountain is again available although it is a most upsetting unpleasant read

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On South MountainThe Dark Secrets of the Goler ClanEre charged with hundreds of South MountainThe Dark Secrets of PDF or allegations of incest and sexual abuse of children as young as five It gradually became clear that this had been going on for generations a cycle endlessly repeated This book tells the amazing story not only of the court cases that followed but the way the valley community reacted Dark secrets weren't the exclusive property of the Golers the townspeople had their own including the fact that some of them had known about the abuse for decades and done nothing about. A sound if disturbing look at local historyThe social workers health professionals educators were like everyone else in the Valley They might know something but were content not to really know—at least to the point of doing anything I'm not sure at what point I became aware of the Golers and what they did I remember being in junior high about five years after this book was released It was not uncommon to hear people joke that certain students lived on Goler mountain and understanding what was meant by it I didn't know which of the mountains was Goler mountain having grown up in town but at thirteen that's irrelevant information As such I write this review from the perspective of someone who grew up in the Annapolis Valley and who on at least some level has been aware of the nightmare surrounding the Goler family for as long as I can remember The story itself is an interesting one—I can't say I really enjoyed the book given the subject matter but it certainly both sated and inspired further morbid curiosity EventuallyThe first several chapters wereunnecessary to say the least The valuable content they contained the lack of agricultural promise on the mountain and the societal rift between mountain and valley could have been summed up in a uarter of the pages without the authors waxing poetic about Pangaea and plate tectonics While the section on the Acadians and their subseuent expulsion was interesting it still struck me as wholly unnecessary to a book subtitled The Dark Secrets of the Goler Glan Once we're finally introduced to the family itself the book picks up steam and becomes vastly engaging though not perfect The inclusion of court transcripts in some points helps to underpin the horrors these children endured but in others because of the English used make it difficult to follow The last segment of the book shows Donna as an adult and her efforts to regain custody of her own trial Frustratingly rather than discuss the outcome of these efforts the epilogue instead lists new charges for Cranswick and William