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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday: The Weight of Silence

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:


The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf

Publisher/Publication Date: Mira, August 2009

While looking for a Waiting on Wednesday book this morning - I didn't have to go far, when this one jumped up at me from the beginnning of the Shelf Awareness e-mail!

About the book: Masterfully written and beautifully told, Heather Gudenkauf's debut is a stunning novel of family devotion, honesty and regret that will linger long after the last page is turned.

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 who suffers from selective mutism brought on by a tragedy that pulled her deep into silence as a toddler. Petra Gregory is Calli’s best friend, her soul mate and her voice. But neither Petra or Calli has been heard from since their disappearance was discovered.

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. (from the MIRA website)

About the author: Heather graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in elementary education, has spent the past sixteen years working with students of all ages and is currently an instructional coach, and educator who provides curricular and professional development support to teachers.

Heather lives in Dubuque, Iowa, with her husband, three children and a very spoiled German shorthaired pointer named Maxine. When she's not working, Heather enjoys spending time with her family, reading, hiking and running.

The Weight of Silence is her first novel.

Click on The Weight of Silence for a link to preview this book.

The Weight of Silence
Publisher/Publication Date: Mira, August 2009
ISBN-13: 978-0-7783-2740-0
384 pages


What book are you waiting for?

8 comments:

Jill said...

Wow...good find! I'll have to add this one to my list...

Missy said...

It sounds really good! And I love the cover!

Ladybug said...

Sounds like a great find!

Jacqueline C said...

I love discovering new books! Good one. Here's what I'm waiting on

bermudaonion said...

After that post, I'm waiting for this book too!

Ashley said...

This book does sound excellent!

purplg8r said...

This book looks good...I'm adding it to my WL!

teabird said...

Even the blurb is frightening - sounds wonderful!

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