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Book Information: Weight of Silence, the

Weight of Silence, the (2009) [Novel]
by Heather Gudenkauf Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

It happens quietly one August morning. As dawn's shimmering light drenches the humid Iowa air, two families awaken to find their little girls have gone missing in the night.

Seven-year-old Calli Clark is sweet, gentle, a dreamer sho suffers from selective mutism brought on by tragedy that pulled her deep into silence as a toddler. Calli's mother, Antonia, tried to be the best mother she could within the confines of marriage to a mostly absent, often angry husband. Now, though she denies that her husband could be involved in the possible abductions, she fears her decision to stay in her marriage has cost her more than her daughter's voice.

Petra Gregory is Calli's best friend, her soul mate and her voice. But neither Petra nor Calli has been heard from since their disappearance was discovered. Desperate to find his child, Martin Gregory is forced to confront a side of himself he did not know existed beneath his intellectual, professorial demeanor.

Now these families are tied by the question of what happened to their children. And the answer is trapped in the silence of unspoken family secrets.

Original title: The Weight of Silence
Original languages: English

Quotes: 1 (show them)

Genre: FictionCrime and MysteryDetective Story and Detectives

Edition #1: The Weight of Silence

The Weight of Silence (2009)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Blurbs:
  • ""In her debut novel, Heather Gudenkauf masterfully explores the intricate dynamics of families, and the power that silence and secrets hold on them. When you begin this book, be sure you have time to finish because, like me, you will have to read straight through to its bittersweet conclusion."" Ann Hood
  • ""The Weight of Silence" is a thoroughly enjoyable read, and kept me involved throughout. I'd especially like to congradulate Gudenkaur on her police procedures, which are spot-on; and the Deputy Sheriff, who was, to me, very believable and true to his character. Absolutely recommended."" Don Harstad
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Manifested in:

Weight of Silence, The (July 28, 2009)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Ontario, Canada
Publisher: MIRA Books
ISBN: 9780778327400
Dimensions: 8 x 6 x 1 in
Pages: 384

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