Thursday, September 24, 2009


Title: The weight of silence

Author: Heather Gudenkauf

Publisher: Mira

Copyright: 2009

ISBN: 978-1-61523-426-4

Series or stand-alone: Stand-alone

Setting: Willow Creek, IA

1st Sentence:



Louis and I see you nearly at the same time.


One August morning, Calli Clark and her best friend Petra go missing. Calli is, however, a selective mute and has been for three years since a traumatic experience when she was just four-years-old. The book is told from multiple points of view and although it's written in different tenses, it is a great suspense book as we look for the girls and learn what happened all those years ago to quiet Calli.

I would recommend this to my patrons who are fond of Jodi Picoult's books. The best thing about this book, really, is that the author is from Dubuque. I gotta support my Iowa authors and I've been really happy to see all the buzz this book has been getting.

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