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The gripping, moving story of a mother and daughter's quest to uncover a dark secret in the Alaskan wilderness, from the New York Times bestselling author of Sister and Afterwards.
Thrillingly suspenseful and atmospheric, The Quality of Silence is the story of Yasmin, a beautiful astrophysicist, and her precocious deaf daughter, Ruby, who arrive in a remote part of Alaska to be told that Ruby's father, Matt, has been the victim of a catastrophic accident. Unable to accept his death as truth, Yasmin and Ruby set out into the hostile winter of the Alaskan tundra in search of answers. But as a storm closes in, Yasmin realizes that a very human danger may be keeping pace with them. And with no one else on the road to help, they must keep moving, alone and terrified, through an endless Alaskan night.
Written in breathtaking, pitch-perfect prose, The Quality of Silence explores the powerful love of a family and the very limits of human resilience.
©2015 Rosamund Lupton (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Grateful acknowledgment is made to Penguin Random House LLC for permission to reprint “No Possum, No Sop, No Taters” from The Collected Poems of Wallace Stevens by Wallace Stevens, © 1954 by Wallace Stevens and copyright renewed 1982 by Holly Stevens. Used by permission of Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC. All rights reserved.
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By Tina Fleetwood on 03-24-17

Preposterous happenings

I liked the voice of Ruby, a deaf child, and I think Lupton writes beautifully. That said, some of the happenings are ridiculously far fetched. If you like a good narrator and an adorable child who speaks in prose you will like it...if you can't accept coincidences...you might not. Then the ending...?

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By danyelle goitia on 01-29-17

intense and compelling

From the moment I started listening to this book, I couldn't put it down. The author's insight to Ruby was spot on. a must read!

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