Land of Silence Book
Score: 4.5
From 53 Ratings

Land of Silence


  • Author : Tessa Afshar
  • Publisher : NavPress
  • Release Date : 2016-05-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781496414366

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Land of Silence Excerpt :

2017 INSPY Award winner, general fiction category Before Christ called her daughter . . . Before she stole healing by touching the hem of his garment . . . Elianna is a young girl crushed by guilt. After her only brother is killed while in her care, Elianna tries to earn forgiveness by working for her father’s textile trade and caring for her family. When another tragedy places Elianna in sole charge of the business, her talent for design brings enormous success, but never the absolution she longs for. As her world unravels, she breaks off her betrothal to the only man she will ever love. Then illness strikes, isolating Elianna from everyone, stripping everything she has left. No physician can cure her. No end is in sight. Until she hears whispers of a man whose mere touch can heal. After so many years of suffering and disappointment, is it possible that one man could redeem the wounds of body . . . and soul?

In the Land of Silence Book

In the Land of Silence


  • Author : Jesus Urzagasti
  • Publisher : University of Arkansas Press
  • Release Date : 1995-07-01
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 378
  • ISBN 10 : 9781610752053

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In the Land of Silence Excerpt :

This masterful translation of a recent Bolivian novel, En el pais del silencio, transports us to a mysterious, silent, and unfamiliar land where astonishing truths are placed within our grasp.

Silence in the Land of Logos Book

Silence in the Land of Logos


  • Author : Silvia Montiglio
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2010-06-06
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 327
  • ISBN 10 : 9780691146584

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Silence in the Land of Logos Excerpt :

In ancient Greece, the spoken word connoted power, whether in the free speech accorded to citizens or in the voice of the poet, whose song was thought to know no earthly bounds. But how did silence fit into the mental framework of a society that valued speech so highly? Here Silvia Montiglio provides the first comprehensive investigation into silence as a distinctive and meaningful phenomenon in archaic and classical Greece. Arguing that the notion of silence is not a universal given but is rather situated in a complex network of associations and values, Montiglio seeks to establish general principles for understanding silence through analyses of cultural practices, including religion, literature, and law. Unlike the silence of a Christian before an ineffable God, which signifies the uselessness of words, silence in Greek religion paradoxically expresses the power of logos--for example, during prayer and sacrifice, it serves as a shield against words that could offend the gods. Montiglio goes on to explore silence in the world of the epic hero, where words are equated with action and their absence signals paralysis or tension in power relationships. Her other examples include oratory, a practice in which citizens must balance their words with silence in very complex ways in order to show that they do not abuse their right to speak. Inquiries into lyric poetry, drama, medical writings, and historiography round out this unprecedented study, revealing silence as a force in its own right.

Silence in the Land of Logos Book

Silence in the Land of Logos


  • Author : Silvia Montiglio
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-05-17
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 327
  • ISBN 10 : 9781400823765

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Silence in the Land of Logos Excerpt :

In ancient Greece, the spoken word connoted power, whether in the free speech accorded to citizens or in the voice of the poet, whose song was thought to know no earthly bounds. But how did silence fit into the mental framework of a society that valued speech so highly? Here Silvia Montiglio provides the first comprehensive investigation into silence as a distinctive and meaningful phenomenon in archaic and classical Greece. Arguing that the notion of silence is not a universal given but is rather situated in a complex network of associations and values, Montiglio seeks to establish general principles for understanding silence through analyses of cultural practices, including religion, literature, and law. Unlike the silence of a Christian before an ineffable God, which signifies the uselessness of words, silence in Greek religion paradoxically expresses the power of logos--for example, during prayer and sacrifice, it serves as a shield against words that could offend the gods. Montiglio goes on to explore silence in the world of the epic hero, where words are equated with action and their absence signals paralysis or tension in power relationships. Her other examples include oratory, a practice in which citizens must balance their words with silence in very complex ways in order to show that they do not abuse their right to speak. Inquiries into lyric poetry, drama, medical writings, and historiography round out this unprecedented study, revealing silence as a force in its own right.

Silence in the Land of Gold Book

Silence in the Land of Gold


  • Author : James Finch
  • Publisher : Penguin Books
  • Release Date : 2021-11-16
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9814954942

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Silence in the Land of Gold Excerpt :

At the heart of Silence in the Land of Gold is an intrigue over a fortune lost in an air crash involving the Burmese military and the Kachin Independence Army. George Wilford is a foreign lawyer who must solve the mystery of the crash to save his own life and that of the woman with whom he falls in love.

Landscapes of Silence Book

Landscapes of Silence


  • Author : Hugh Brody
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release Date : 2022-07-19
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 532
  • ISBN 10 : 9780571370955

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Landscapes of Silence Excerpt :

Hugh Brody is renowned for his work with indigenous peoples. In the 80s he was engaged in a lawsuit brought by the Inuit people of the Arctic against the Canadian government. Brody lived with the Inuit, learned their language, recorded all their stories, which were then used as evidence in the court case - which the Inuit won. In his new book, he returns to the Arctic and is confronted by the deterioration of the situation there. The Inuit now possess the land, but the government has pressured them into living in settlements rather than out on the land. Their children are forced to go to school where they learn to speak English, losing their own language, which is the element that ties them to their land. Sexual abuse by the treachers intimidates the children into a silence that results in widespread suicide among the young. This silence ties in with Brody's own story - a mother hounded out of her home in Vienna by the Nazis, causing her to retreat into the same kind of silence that Tom Stoppard experienced from his mother, who also fled from the Nazis. As a writer and anthropologist, Brody's concern has always been with the human condition, arguing for the need to safeguard the most vulnerable from the depredations of the modern word.

Land of Silence Book
Score: 4.5
From 52 Ratings

Land of Silence


  • Author : Tessa Afshar
  • Publisher : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 401
  • ISBN 10 : 9781496406460

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Land of Silence Excerpt :

Biblical fiction inspired by the woman who was healed when she touched the hem of Christ's garment.

Silence of the Land Book

Silence of the Land


  • Author : Samantha Fountain
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2015-10-19
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 50
  • ISBN 10 : 9781514406670

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Silence of the Land Excerpt :

Lilly and Jimmy were traveling through the woods late at night to escape from their hometown. They run into a bloodthirsty fiend, who attacks them within a moment’s notice. They are scattered, running wild into the night, as Jimmy gets dangerously wounded. They then get separated as Lilly’s left alone, where she too gets caught by the beast. As her human life ends, a new one starts—she becomes something else as she awakens in a new form. She runs wild as she is set free from her worries, ready to slaughter all who did her wrong in her town.

Requiem of Silence Book

Requiem of Silence


  • Author : L. Penelope
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Release Date : 2021-08-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250148148

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Requiem of Silence Excerpt :

In the vein of K. Arsenault Rivera and V.E. Schwab comes L. Penelope's Requiem of Silence, the epic conclusion in the stunning Earthsinger Chronicles. Civil unrest plagues the nation of Elsira as refugees from their old enemy, Lagrimar, seek new lives in their land. Queen Jasminda is determined to push the unification forward, against growing opposition and economic strife. But the True Father is not finished with Elsira and he may not be acting alone. He has built a powerful army. An army that cannot be killed. An army that can only be stopped by Nethersong and the help of friends and foes of Elsira alike to stop it. Former assassin Kyara will discover that she is not the only Nethersinger. She will need to join the others to harness a power that can save or end Elsira. But time is of the essence and they may not be ready by the time the True Father strikes. Sisterhood novitiate Zeli will go to the reaches of the Living World to unlock a secret that could save the kingdoms. When armies meet in the battlefield, a new world will be forged--whether by the hands of gods or men, remains to be seen.

One Square Inch of Silence Book
Score: 3
From 4 Ratings

One Square Inch of Silence


  • Author : Gordon Hempton
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2009-03-31
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 1416559825

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One Square Inch of Silence Excerpt :

In the visionary tradition of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, One Square Inch of Silence alerts us to beauty that we take for granted and sounds an urgent environmental alarm. Natural silence is our nation’s fastest-disappearing resource, warns Emmy-winning acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton, who has made it his mission to record and preserve it in all its variety—before these soul-soothing terrestrial soundscapes vanish completely in the ever-rising din of man-made noise. Recalling the great works on nature written by John Muir, John McPhee, and Peter Matthiessen, this beautifully written narrative, co-authored with John Grossmann, is also a quintessentially American story—a road trip across the continent from west to east in a 1964 VW bus. But no one has crossed America like this. Armed with his recording equipment and a decibel-measuring sound-level meter, Hempton bends an inquisitive and loving ear to the varied natural voices of the American landscape—bugling elk, trilling thrushes, and drumming, endangered prairie chickens. He is an equally patient and perceptive listener when talking with people he meets on his journey about the importance of quiet in their lives. By the time he reaches his destination, Washington, D.C., where he meets with federal officials to press his case for natural silence preservation, Hempton has produced a historic and unforgettable sonic record of America. With the incisiveness of Jack Kerouac’s observations on the road and the stirring wisdom of Robert Pirsig repairing an aging vehicle and his life, One Square Inch of Silence provides a moving call to action. More than simply a book, it is an actual place, too, located in one of America’s last naturally quiet places, in Olympic National Park in Washington State.

Island of Silence Book
Score: 4.5
From 6 Ratings

Island of Silence


  • Author : Lisa McMann
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-09-04
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442407732

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Island of Silence Excerpt :

The second book in the middle-grade dystopian fantasy series that Kirkus Reviews calls “The Hunger Games meets Harry Potter,” by New York Times bestselling author Lisa McMann. Following the life-altering events at the conclusion of The Unwanteds, the stark world of Quill and the magical haven of Artimé are now home to whoever wants to live there, whether they are Wanteds, Unwanteds, or Necessaries. In Artimé, Alex Stowe and his friends continue to hone their artistic magical spells while welcoming newcomers, wondering how long this peace between Quill and Artimé will last. Alex is stunned when Mr. Today comes to him with a very special request—one Alex questions his readiness for, until circumstances offer a dramatic answer. And back in Quill, Aaron Stowe, Alex’s twin, faces a very different path. Devastated by his loss of status after Justine’s defeat and seething with rage toward Alex, Aaron is stealthily planning his revenge and return to power. Alex and Aaron’s separate stories proceed with suspenseful pacing, colliding in a stunning climax that elevates sibling rivalry to epic proportions and leaves the fate of both worlds hanging in the balance.

The Quality of Silence Book
Score: 3.5
From 80 Ratings

The Quality of Silence


  • Author : Rosamund Lupton
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release Date : 2016-02-16
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101903681

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The Quality of Silence Excerpt :

The gripping, moving story of a mother and daughter's quest to uncover a dark secret in the Alaskan wilderness, from the New York Times bestselling author of Sister and Afterwards. Thrillingly suspenseful and atmospheric, The Quality of Silence is the story of Yasmin, a beautiful astrophysicist, and her precocious deaf daughter, Ruby, who arrive in a remote part of Alaska to be told that Ruby's father, Matt, has been the victim of a catastrophic accident. Unable to accept his death as truth, Yasmin and Ruby set out into the hostile winter of the Alaskan tundra in search of answers. But as a storm closes in, Yasmin realizes that a very human danger may be keeping pace with them. And with no one else on the road to help, they must keep moving, alone and terrified, through an endless Alaskan night.

Valley of Silence Book
Score: 4
From 26 Ratings

Valley of Silence


  • Author : Nora Roberts
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2006-10-31
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101128701

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Valley of Silence Excerpt :

#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts presents the electrifying conclusion to her powerful Circle Trilogy. Worlds have collided and centuries have elapsed as six people have brought their unique powers, their courage, and their hearts to a battle that could drown humanity in darkness… Her face, so pale when she’d removed her cloak, had bloomed when her hand had taken the sword. Her eyes, so heavy, so somber, had gone as brilliant as the blade. And had simply sliced through him, keen as a sword, when they’d met his… In the kingdom of Geall, the scholarly Moira has taken up the sword of her people. Now, as queen, she must prepare her subjects for the greatest battle they will ever fight—against an enemy more vicious than any they have seen. For Lilith, the most powerful vampire in the world, has followed the circle of six through time to Geall. Moira also has a personal score to settle. Vampires killed her mother—and now, she is ready to exact her revenge. But there is one vampire to whom she would trust her soul… Cian was changed by Lilith centuries ago. But now, he stands with the circle. Without hesitation, he will kill others of his kind—and has earned the respect of sorcerer, witch, warrior, and shape-shifter. But he wants more than respect from Moira—even though his desire for her makes him vulnerable. For how can a man with an eternity to live love a woman whose life is sure to end—if not by Lilith’s hand, then by the curse of time? “[Roberts] is one of the best writers in the romance world.”—The Best Reviews