In the Quiet
4 journalers for this copy...
Cate Carlton has recently died, yet she is able to linger on, watching her three young children and her husband as they come to terms with their life without her on their rural horse property. As the months pass and her children grow, they cope in different ways, drawn closer and pulled apart by their shared loss. And all Cate can do is watch on helplessly, seeing their grief, how much they miss her and how - breathtakingly - they begin to heal. Gradually unfolding to reveal Cate's life, her marriage, and the unhappy secret she shared with one of her children, In the Quiet is compelling, simple, tender, true - heartbreaking and uplifting in equal measure.
Gave this one a go but a little too quiet and sweet for my liking. Sending on to j4Shaw which is one from her wishlist.
A very simple story which is written with exquisite care.
I loved how I didn't actually notice that the book doesn't have chapters until I was past the midway point of the book.
Oh how I adored the bolshy madam that is Jessa. She was just truly loveable.
This book bordered on having too many characters in the first quarter, but you were so quickly brought into the fold with them that they because familiar to you. I think this also might have been a factor in how fast I sped through the book too if I'm honest.
All in all I really enjoyed discovering this author, and I will look to read more of her writing.
(I always add physical postage stamps to my packages. If you are not a collector yourself, check out the I collect postage stamps because... thread to find them a happy home.)
and australia post has delivered so promptly too! i did not think i would see it until the end of the month as i am away at the moment but i had a quick trip back home for a couple of nights and this parcel arrived in that slim window of postal opportunity
i did not recall this on my wishlist, but it is surrounded by other titles from those best of reads lists that are published at the end of the year
and coincidently her second novel 'ache' has just been published - it was the new release of the week headlining the weekly email from better reading (betterreading.com.au) - and it looks to be her masters thesis perhaps - in the bio notes for 'in the quiet' it says she is completing her masters in creative writing - exploring bushfire trauma
thanks again for sharing this wishlist title with me
and i hope it is not toooooo soppy as jeniwren found it
i did read it quite soon after the tag and then got stuck on how to post it to nz - and today i bite that postal bullet and send it on - apologies of the extended delay
it was written from an interesting/unusual point of view and i echo j4shaw's review
thanks for sharing - i have 'ache' henry-jones' second novel on the tbrsoon hill (which to be honest i was going to send to keeta1 with this , but that's not happening today...)
CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:
it is now travelling to new zealand
No problem on the delay, I'm definitely not short of reading material.