Friday, August 21, 2009

Friday Finds-Aug. 21



Should Be Reading asks you to share what books you discovered this week that interest you!



The book that caught my eye this week was The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf that I found over at Fizzy Thoughts.

Here is a summary of The Weight of Silence from the ReadingGroupGuides.com website:

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 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, 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 or 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.


So did anything new catch your eye this week?

17 comments:

Missy said...

Good find! I saw this on someone else's blog yesterday and thought it sounded very good.

Crystal said...

Great find - this book is excellent - I read it last week. I haven't posted the review yet, but it is a great book.

bermudaonion said...

I'm looking forward to this one too!

jlshall said...

I've seen this one mentioned a lot lately. I'll have to give it a closer look. Good find!

Kelly said...

I've been seeing this one around quite a bit lately. I'm curious to read your thoughts on it!

gautami tripathy said...

Like the cover and the premise!

static of the radio bustles at me

Julie P. said...

I so want to read this one too!

Diane said...

YEP...this one too appeals to me. I got it from a PBS member today.

Margot at Joyfully Retired said...

I saw this one too. The cover actually is what caught my attention first and then the synopsis.

lizzy J said...

Jo-jo I am calling you! I made a special award for you! Come and get it!

purplg8r said...

I have this book in my TBR pile...I really should get around to it!

Book Dragon said...

I've got this one on my Friday Finds too, along with another

Jess said...

This looks great -- nice find!

Missy said...

I have given you an award! You may pick it up here:

http://missysbooknook.blogspot.com/2009/08/bingo-award.html

Have a great rest of your weekend!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Jo-Jo, there's an award waiting for you at my blog!


Thanks once again!

L. Diane Wolfe “Spunk On A Stick”
www.circleoffriendsbooks.blogspot.com

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Aw, thanks for following my blog, Jo-Jo!

L. Diane Wolfe “Spunk On A Stick”
www.circleoffriendsbooks.blogspot.com

Dar said...

This is a fantastic book. I'm going to put a copy up for giveaway this week sometime.