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Soft Voices Whispering (Transita)
by Adrienne Dines | Literature & Fiction
Registered by Molyneux of Oxford, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on 8/2/2009
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by olagorie): reserved


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Journal Entry 1 by Molyneux from Oxford, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on Sunday, August 02, 2009

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Journal Entry 2 by Molyneux at to stock an OBCZ in --To stock an OBCZ, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on Sunday, August 02, 2009

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Released 8 yrs ago (8/2/2009 UTC) at to stock an OBCZ in --To stock an OBCZ, Oxfordshire United Kingdom

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Journal Entry 3 by wingCoffee-1-OBCZwing from Cardiff, Wales United Kingdom on Sunday, May 16, 2010

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To be released in Cardiff. 


Journal Entry 4 by wingCassiopaeiawing at The Long Stone Pub (OBCZ) in Dublin, Co. Dublin Ireland on Monday, June 14, 2010

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Released 8 yrs ago (6/15/2010 UTC) at The Long Stone Pub (OBCZ) in Dublin, Co. Dublin Ireland

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Journal Entry 5 by Gizmopuddy at Dublin, Co. Dublin Ireland on Wednesday, June 23, 2010

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Picked up at the extraordinary BC meet up to meet Ghanescha, Bookvole, Cassiopaeia and Mr. Bookvole who were visiting Dublin for Bloomsday 


Journal Entry 6 by Gizmopuddy at Dublin, Co. Dublin Ireland on Saturday, July 17, 2010

8 out of 10

This book was on my wishlist, after hearing Adrienne Dines speak at the London BC Convention, I so wanted to read her books. I have already read the Jigsaw Maker and had thoroughly enjoyed it, so was worried that Soft Voices Whispering wouldn't let up. I'm delighted that it did. A wonderful simply told story of a complex plot. A sweet yet slightly sad and poignant story spanning 50 odd years 


Journal Entry 7 by Gizmopuddy at Maynooth, Co. Kildare Ireland on Saturday, July 17, 2010

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Released 7 yrs ago (7/17/2010 UTC) at Maynooth, Co. Kildare Ireland

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Placing in the bookbox of Irish Authors for the BC2012 convention

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Journal Entry 8 by Gizmopuddy at Dublin Convention 2012 in Dublin, Co. Dublin Ireland on Friday, April 13, 2012

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Released 6 yrs ago (4/13/2012 UTC) at Dublin Convention 2012 in Dublin, Co. Dublin Ireland

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Releasing at the Dublin 2012 Bookcrossing Convention

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Journal Entry 9 by wingolagoriewing at Oberursel, Hessen Germany on Saturday, April 14, 2012

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I just heard the author speak at the Dublin Convention.
I am really looking forward to reading this book :-)
 


Journal Entry 10 by wingolagoriewing at Oberursel, Hessen Germany on Saturday, March 09, 2013

6 out of 10


I finally got around to finish this book - it took me 4 tries.

I liked it, it is a good character study and very touching, but 50-80 pages shorter would have improved it. The details of the side storys are a bit too much. Of course, it all makes sense in the end, but all the same ... :-)

I cried A LOT for Elly and Emer, I was so moved by their story. Thanks for sharing this with me.

http://www.adriennedines.com/

Adrienne Dines (Phillips) was born in Dublin and spent her childhood living in the various counties around - Carlow, Kilkenny, Kildare and eventually Meath. One of her earliest ambitions was to be a seanachai, a traditional storyteller, but the nun assured her that wasn’t possible.

When Eleanor Morrissey leaves Kildoran on a dark September night in 1930, nobody is sorry to see her go and nobody expects to see her return. As far as the villagers are concerned, the Morrisseys have been shamed out of town forever. Fifty years later, some visitors attend the funeral of the convent's Mother Superior. When the funeral is over, one woman stays behind. Until she is free to leave again, she must struggle to understand her legacy - a legacy of voices. Threatening, angry, accusing voices that only she can hear, because they are soft voices. Whispering.

I am citing LindyB28:

This novel moved me profoundly. Adrienne Dines manages to tackle extremely tough themes including rape, mental illness and the fragility of childhood with subtlety and a lightness of touch. The interweaving of the two time frames and the stories of various individuals leads to a beautiful completion. Particularly successful was the narrative of the child Eleanor: the reader is allowed precisely the same comprehension of events as Eleanor and thus our conclusions and assumptions about what is good and what is not are challenged as we see events as they happen and as they are perceived by one of the chief protagonists.
 


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