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The Raging Quiet
by Sherryl Jordan | Literature & Fiction
Registered by iceyliscious of Kensington, Maryland USA on 4/10/2004
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by bookwormray): reserved

2 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by iceyliscious from Kensington, Maryland USA on Saturday, April 10, 2004

7 out of 10

very good book about friendship, but manages to not be cheesy. summary below..

Set in an indefinite time and place, this story follows the fortunes of Marnie, from family of tenant farmers. When the landowner's son takes an interest in her she accepts his offer of marriage unwillingly and travels with him to his grandmother's cottage by the sea, which he claims is worth thousands. Only a few days into their marriage, the bridegroom dies from a fall while thatching the roof. Marnie is left to fend for herself in a village of superstitious locals where only the priest befriends her. The one other person with whom she has contact is a young boy called "Raver" by the villagers who believe he is mad. Gradually she finds he is not mad, but deaf. She makes hand signs and wins his trust, then his devotion as she opens a new world to one who has been isolated and humiliated his whole life. However, upon seeing her effect on the mad boy the locals decide that Marnie must be a witch. They put her to a test for witchcraft in which she proves innocent with the priests help. After that they leave her alone. Eventually the priest marries them, and they leave with an heirloom ring found in the cottage to begin life again. 

Journal Entry 2 by bookwormray from Rockville, Maryland USA on Saturday, November 14, 2009

This book has not been rated.

I was at an old used book store that I like to go to because I love to read. I saw this book and wasn't sure if I should buy it. I already had a lot of books, and i was about to leave. I opened it, and saw the sticker. At that point, I knew I had to get it. So I did! I haven't read it yet, but I will soon. I am looking forward to finding out where this book ends up after I release it, and I send my thanks to the person who released it. 

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