The Weight of Silence

The Weight of Silence

Large Print - 2009
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Masterfully written and beautifully told, Gudenkauf's debut is a stunning novel of family devotion, honesty, and regret that's sure to linger long after the last page is turned--a story of two families tied by the question of what had happened to their children. Original.
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Kennebec Large Print, 2009.
Edition: Large print ed.
ISBN: 9781410422408
Branch Call Number: [LP] FIC/GUDENKAUF
Characteristics: 487 p. (large print) ; 22 cm.


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Jun 05, 2019

4 1/2-5 stars. This was a terrific book that had me thinking about it any time I had to put the book down and do things in real life, something that doesn't happen very often. Two little girls, Petra and Calli, are great friends. Calli lives with her family that includes a drunk and mean Dad, a cowed Mom and a 12 year old brother, Ben. When Calli was 4, her Dad was drunk and mean as a snake and arguing with her 7 month pregnant wife and she ended up falling down the stairs and losing the baby, quite traumatically. Since that day, Calli doesn't speak, which causes her no end of problems both at home, with her Dad, and at school. But Petra seems to understand Calli and looks out for her. And one morning these two families wake up to find their 7 year old girls missing. This was such a good book and it grabbed me quite quickly and had me turning pages throughout, wanting to see what the next revelation would be. A terrific read.

ladydebv Nov 16, 2014

I love this author's stories and her writing style.. Her stories are so engaging. This was a book you could not put down. It is about 2 little girls who disappear and the search to find them. the chapters are written from the perspective of some of the people involved - one of the girls, the parents, the law enforcement officers, siblings. Makes the story very interesting. It is a suspenseful book which keeps you guessing till the end.

rottmana May 04, 2011

Great book! I loved the suspense! First book I've read from this author, and I'm sure to read more!

Dec 09, 2010

Really fast read, i think I was done with it in 5 hours or so. It's an interesting book, great story, but the end seems rather abrupt; like the author ran out of time and absolutely had to end the book.

Jan 27, 2010

Good, fast-paced read. A bit too simplistic for me.


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