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The weight of silence, Heather Gudenkauf

Label
The weight of silence
Title
The weight of silence
Statement of responsibility
Heather Gudenkauf
Title variation
Behind the silence
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 in the possible abductions, 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 nor 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 questions of what happened to their children. And the answer is trapped in the silence of unspoken family secrets."--p. [4] of cover
Summary
When their seven-year-old daughters abruptly go missing, Antonia evaluates her decision to stay in a loveless and trauma-marked marriage that caused her child to withdraw into silence, while Martin confronts an uncomfortable aspect of his personality hidden beneath his professorial demeanor.
Pace
Tone
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324202
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BTCTA
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Gudenkauf, Heather
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Missing children
  • Problem families
  • Family secrets
  • Iowa
Target audience
adult
Label
The weight of silence, Heather Gudenkauf
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Publication
Control code
ocn310399661
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
373 p.
Isbn
9780778327400
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)310399661
Label
The weight of silence, Heather Gudenkauf
Publication
Control code
ocn310399661
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
373 p.
Isbn
9780778327400
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)310399661

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