What the Waves Know

What the Waves Know

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Tillings Island, Rhode Island, witnessed the biggest event of Izabella Rae Haywood's life. On her sixth birthday her father left... and took her voice with him. Eight years later in the summer of 1974, Iz and her mother board the ferry to Tillings in hopes that the journey will help Izabella heal herself by piecing together splintered memories of the day her words fled. But heartbreak is a difficult puzzle to solve, and as the island prepares to celebrate their annual Yemayá festival Izabella must unravel the tangled threads of her own history-- and any chance she may have for a future.
Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2016]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780062413857
0062413856
Branch Call Number: F VALEN-T
Characteristics: 326 pages, 10 pages ; 21 cm

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Mar 25, 2016

The author described it best: this is a book about voice and silence, memory and the lack of it, mistakes and redemption. A good coming of age mystery told by 14 yr old Izabella who stopped speaking when she was 6. Includes an interesting cast of characters - gotta love the mouth on Remy and the free spirit of Grandma Jo. Also liked the setting of a small New England island in the early 1970's.

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