Sounds of Silence

Sounds of Silence

by Judith Richards
     
 

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Every family has its shameful secrets, but none more so than those of the Lee family. Aramenta Lee escaped her controlling mother by moving to Paris thirty years ago. Her quiet life there is shattered by a terse wire: AM DYING - COME HOME - MOTHER.
Aramenta arrives in Mobile, Alabama just hours prior to her mother's death. She wants nothing more than to quickly…  See more details below

Overview

Every family has its shameful secrets, but none more so than those of the Lee family. Aramenta Lee escaped her controlling mother by moving to Paris thirty years ago. Her quiet life there is shattered by a terse wire: AM DYING - COME HOME - MOTHER.
Aramenta arrives in Mobile, Alabama just hours prior to her mother's death. She wants nothing more than to quickly settle the estate and escape family ties, but finds herself thwarted by a macabre secret her mother has held for thirty years.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal - Carol Zajchowski
"This is suspense Gothic in the old sense, as Poe wrote it. And the sympathetic portrayal of Virgil's world is educational as well as entertaining. Highly recommended."
Chicago - Anne Hettish
"The Sounds of Silence -- not those thundering, ear-splitting sounds we hear when we are held motionless in a timeless void of inactivity, not the sound of blood pumping through the veins, nor that of the breath flowing and ebbing from the lungs, but the sound of silence that is the world of the deaf.... This is the strange existence that Judith Richards thrusts us into with her first novel, and she has done it with finesse. A good readable book destined to be a cinematic smash."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780671431174
Publisher:
Pocket Books
Publication date:
04/02/1981

Meet the Author

Judith Richards is author of five other novels including the world-wide best selling book, Summer Lightning. Judith lives in Alabama with her husband, author of many suspense novels, C. Terry Cline Jr.

www.judithrichards.com

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