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.
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The Weight of Silence By: Heather Gudenkauf Completed: October 7, 2009 373 pages (You get sucked into this book real fast! I had midterms and tests and all I wanted to do was finish this book. Gudenkauf writes the novel in chapters, and each chapter is in another person’s perspective. At first it was a bit confusing, but the story is centered on a selective mute and her best friend who go missing, and the way it affects each family member, etc. The ending is not what you think it is. It seems too obvious during the whole book, and then you get to the end, and are like……what???! Definitely a good read.)
The Weight of Silence - by Heather Gudenkauf. 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.
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. Great book, worth reading!
Click this for episode #45 in its entirety. Cove members Millenia and Roberta discuss the August 2014 Cove pick (#165) THE WEIGHT OF SILENCE by Heather Gudenkauf. NOTE: Spoilers abound. Our podcast is for those who've read the book. For more information about our online book club, visit our website: http://www.thereadingcove.com
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the snow child
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Very good book of fiction. Set in 1920's Alaska, a childless couple makes a snowchild one evening and soon they begin to see a child out in the snowy woods. Is she real....is she a fairy tale come to life. Similar to an old Russian story. Fascinating.
The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey - Christine recommends this for book clubs
A fairytale of the cold. Very worth reading. How we affect those we love.
Alaska, 1920: a brutal place to homestead, and especially tough for recent arrivals Jack and Mabel. Childless, they are drifting apart--he breaking under the weight of the work of the farm; she crumbling from loneliness and despair. In a moment of levity during the season's first snowfall, they build a child out of snow. The next morning the snow child is gone--but they glimpse a young, blonde-haired girl running through the trees. This little girl, who calls herself Faina, seems to be a child of the woods. She hunts with a red fox at her side, skims lightly across the snow, and somehow survives alone in the Alaskan wilderness. As Jack and Mabel struggle to understand this child who could have stepped from the pages of a fairy tale, they come to love her as their own daughter. But in this beautiful, violent place things are rarely as they appear, and what they eventually learn about Faina will transform all of them."
The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey update .. a beautiful story, very well written. A wonderful fairy tale to be lost in <3
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The Seamstress: A Memoir of Survival by Sara Tuvel Bernstein 4.5 stars This is an autobiography of the author's experience during WWII. Sara (Seren) had an idyllic childhood in Romania, but saw her life destroyed by the Germans due to her Jewish heritage. No matter how many books on this subject, I am always in awe of how the power of optimism and the will to live can overcome such terrible suffering. 02/10/12
Adding this to my to read list.
The Seamstress: Sara Tuval Bernstein: 9780425166307: Amazon.com: Books
The Thirteen Hallows cover
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The Hallows. Ancient artifacts imbued with a primal and deadly power. But are they protectors of this world, or the keys to its destruction? A gruesome murder in London reveals a sinister plot to uncover a two-thousand-year-old secret.
Book Review: The Thirteen Hallows by Michael Scott & Colette Freedman
The Future of Us by Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler. It's 1996, and less than half of all American high school students have ever used the Internet. Emma just got her first computer and Josh is her best friend. They power up and log on--and discover themselves on Facebook, fifteen years in the future. Everybody wonders what their Destiny will be. Josh and Emma are about to find out.
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A Century of Wisdom by Caroline Stoessinger
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An inspiring story of resilience and the power of optimism—the true story of Alice Herz-Sommer, the world’s oldest living Holocaust survivor.
Mrs. Queen Takes the Train by William Kuhn. The author imagines the kerfuffle that transpires when a bored Queen Elizabeth strolls out of the palace in search of a little fun, leaving behind a desperate team of courtiers who must find the missing Windsor before a national scandal erupts. Recommended by Andrea
Mrs. Queen Takes the Train.
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Book review: William Kuhn's Mrs. Queen Takes the Train
Mrs Queen Takes the Train: A Novel by William Kuhn, http://www.amazon.com/dp/0062208284/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_P3qXqb1MTB3TC A quaint book about what happens when Queen Elizabeth wanders out of the gates at Buckingham Palace, decides to go cheese shopping and then catch a train to Scotland.
Anglophiles will enjoy this quick read! Queen Elizabeth suffers a bout of melancholy and pays a visit to her horses. Emboldened by her anonymity after donning a stable hand’s hooded sweatshirt, The Queen strolls away from Buckingham Palace and ventures into a cheese shop. Assisted by a sympathetic cheese shop employee she then boards a train bound for Scotland to visit her beloved yacht, Britannia.
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Book review: ‘Cemetery Girl’ by David Bell - The Washington Post
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Might be a good pick for the next book club!
The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton. Withdrawing from a family party to the solitude of her tree house, sixteen-year-old Laurel Nicolson witnesses a shocking murder that throughout a subsequent half century shapes her beliefs, her acting career, and the lives of three strangers from vastly different cultures.
The Secret Keeper
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A video book review of The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton. One of the top picks from In the Stacks librarians for your book club to read.
AI Book Club, Thursday, November 14 @ 6:45pm. The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton. During a party at the family farm in the English countryside, 16-year-old Laurel Nicolson has escaped to her childhood tree house. She spies a stranger coming up the road and sees her mother speak to him. Before the afternoon is over, Laurel will witness a shocking crime that challenges everything she knows about her family and especially her mother.
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Under Wildwood: The Wildwood Chronicles, Book II: Colin Meloy, Carson Ellis: 9780062024718: Amazon.com Children's Books
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The Hiding Place by David Bell Publisher: Penguin Publication date: October 2, 2012 Genre: Adult Fiction/Suspense/Thriller
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S. Krishna's Books: Book Review: The Hiding Place - David Bell
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The Hiding Place by David Bell (October 2012) Twenty-five-years ago, the disappearance of four-year-old Justin Manning rocked the small town in Ohio. After his body was found in a shallow grave in the woods two months later, the repercussions were felt for years…
Bloody Crimes / James Swanson
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Melissa's pick - E477.98 .S93 2010 - Bloody Crimes: The Chase for Jefferson Davis and the Death Pageant for Lincoln's Corpse by James Swanson
Breaking Silence (Kate Burkholder, #3). Mid-August 2012. This book starts out with bodies being pulled from a hog house pit...
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Amish mystery book!
"Breaking Silence (Kate Burkholder Series #03)" by Linda Castillo --- Police Chief Kate Burkholder is called to the scene of a horrific tragedy on a peaceful Amish farm. The Slabaugh family are model Amish farmers, prosperous and hardworking, with four children and a happy extended family. When the parents and an uncle are found dead in their barn, it appears to be a gruesome accident: methane gas asphyxiation caused by a poorly ventilated cesspit. But in the course of a routine autopsy, the cor
Comeback Love ~ was on my to read list. Read this straight through; loved it!
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Comeback Love ~ was on my to read list. Read this straight through; loved it!
In book club we talked about this book. It was okay. The author writes in past and present and sometimes I got lost but for the most part it is an easy read.
A book that looks like it is worth reading
Comeback Love: A Novel by Peter Golden. Pinner writes: "An evocative journey into the hearts of two lovers who came of age in the 1960s and never truly let each other go. Plumbing the depths of youth, regret, and desire, Golden deftly illuminates the bonds that mysteriously endure in the face of momentous change. What would you do if you had a second chance with the one that got away?"
One Breath Away by Heather Gudenkauf. In a small town school in Iowa, a gunman is threatening a classroom the day before spring break. A late season blizzard is raging, cutting off help and making matters worse. The new female police officer has to work her way around male "I'm the man" attitudes. The teacher is doing her best of avoid a killing. A family of three generations is re-examining their issues. An 8 out of 10. Worth it. Recommended. See more: http://queenbeewritings.blogspot.com/
One Breath Away
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S. Krishna's Books: Book Review: One Breath Away - Heather Gudenkauf
One Breath Away by Heather Gudenkauf. $10.85. Save 32% Off!. http://www.letrasdecanciones365.com/detailp/dpgje/0g7j7e83u1u3z6s5p4b.html. Publication Date: June 26, 2012. In her most emotionally charged novel to date, New York Times bestselling author Heather Gudenkauf explores the unspoken events that shape a community, the ties between parents and their children and how the fragile normalcy of our everyday life is so easily shattered.In the midst of a sudde...
One Breath Away Very good book
One Breath Away By Heather Gudenkauf Great Book!
All Our Worldly Goods by Irène Némirovsky
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"All Our Worldly Goods" by Irene Nemirovsky -- Pierre Hardelot breaks off his engagement to a wealthy heiress to marry Agnes Florent, the daughter of the local brewer, setting off a family feud which lasts for thirty years, as their village is first destroyed by World War I and then threatened again with the coming of World War II. -- Recommended by Holly at the Service Center
All Our Worldly Goods - Irène Némirovsky: All Our Worldly Goods is a gripping story of war, family life and star-crossed lovers. Pierre and Agnes marry for love against the wishes of his parents and his grandfather, the tyrannical family patriarch. Their marriage provokes a family feud that cascades down the generations.
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys. Very good historical fiction & nothing to do with the 50 shades of grey books-thank goodness. This caught my attention because my mother-in-law is from Lithuania & I had no idea this happened in the Baltic states. It helps to be emotionally strong when reading these types of historical fiction books~ which are based upon true events.....which I'm always drawn to. ~Ang L.
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How many people have waited here, I think. How many people have sat here where I am sitting now and waited for news of their loved ones. I cannot help imagining what those jaundiced walls have seen. What they know. What they remember. Tears, shouts, or relief. Hope, pain, or joy. (tatiana de rosnay, a secret kept)
From the Author of "Sarah's Key"..A new book "A Secret Kept"
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Tell The Wolves I’m Home – Carol Rifka Brunt Often, debuts can be hit or miss. The brave souls putting forth their novels are still “working on their voice”m sayeth literary critics. But this one blew me away. Firstly, 1987. Not Orwellian. I hold a special place in my heart for this year – ‘twas my birth year, I say! When I saw the book is a period piece set in the late ’80s, I was hooked. Sidebar: love that the period in period pi
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The October 15 Southwest Book Club selection is Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt. The Southwest Book Club meets on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. at the Southwest Branch Library through December 2013.
Tell the Wolves I'm Home -- a book worth reading!
Book Review: Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
Judgment. Books. Covers. We know. But if the cover art for Carol Rifka Brunt’s debut doesn’t sell you (it did us), the gut-wrenching portrayal of a 13-year-old coping with her beloved Uncle Finn’s death from AIDS more than delivers.
Tell The Wolves I'm Home. .. Carol Rifka Brunt just put this on my to read list!
The Sixes: A Novel Written by Kate White, Editor in Chief of Cosmo. I read this book in one sitting. Seriously, couldn't put it down!
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All of Kate Whites books are great, but this one was especially good.
Book Clubbing this fun read written by the editor of Cosmopolitan magazine. Seeking clever ideas for my party...
These Things Hidden by Heather Gudenkauf. This book...is fine. It has some interesting elements but it felt rushed, like the author was more concerned about getting to the big reveal at the end of the plot than exploring the characters. Frequent switches of perspective and short chapters made it hard to fully understand anyone.
These Things Hidden
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These Things Hidden One of my favorite books! I seriously reccomend this book to EVERYONE! It's an amazing book and I love it!
These Things Hidden by Heather Gudenkauf. This book needs an editor! So many mistakes! It has some interesting elements but it felt rushed, like the author was more concerned about getting to the big reveal at the end of the plot than exploring the characters. Frequent switches of perspective and short chapters made it a quick easy read. Book club book...only reason I stuck it out and finished it.
These Things Hidden - This is on my to read list
'These Things Hidden' by Heather Gudenkauf ---- When teenager Allison Glenn is sent to prison for a heinous crime, she leaves behind her reputation as Linden Falls' golden girl forev...
these things hidden by heather gudenkauf... heard this was such a good book!
I loved this book, definitely worth reading! Awaiting her new book due out in June 2012
Three friends, brought together by being orphaned, living in a small Texas town and being raised by their aunt, grandmother and one derelict father. They forge abound of friendship as this story takes you through their lives, their tragedies and the effects on their lives. The story is interlaced with their small Texas town's passion for football. Enjoyed the book. You won't be disappointed.
Tumbleweeds: A Novel by Leila Meacham Worth Reading. Wonderful Book.
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Flew through it.
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New favorite book.
perhaps another future book club book
adding to my long wish list of books