The Color of Silence

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The Color of Silence

by Liane Shaw

Second Story Press | March 11, 2013 | Perfect |

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At seventeen, Alex feels as if her life is over. She will never recover from the trauma of the car accident that took the life of her best friend, Cali. All joy left when Cali died, including their shared love of singing. Why even bother speaking? Alex blames herself for the accident, and no one would want to hear what she has to say anyway. Ordered by a judge to do community service, she must spend time at a hospital with a girl named Joanie, who has minimal control of her body and no speech. Never having known another way of being, Joanie has an extraordinary internal life. She has been listening and watching as the world goes on around her, but Joanie is so full of words, thoughts and images that if she could ever figure out a way to let them loose, they would come swirling out in a torrent of syllables. She would fill every room with the colors of her dreams until the whole world became a rainbow of her making. Brought together by accident, Alex and Joanie have experienced the helplessness of silence. Their growing connection may lead them both to find the power of their voices. -

Format: Perfect

Dimensions: 280 Pages, 4.72 × 7.87 × 0.79 in

Published: March 11, 2013

Publisher: Second Story Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1926920937

ISBN - 13: 9781926920931

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The Color of Silence

The Color of Silence

by Liane Shaw

Format: Perfect

Dimensions: 280 Pages, 4.72 × 7.87 × 0.79 in

Published: March 11, 2013

Publisher: Second Story Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1926920937

ISBN - 13: 9781926920931

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At seventeen, Alex feels as if her life is over. She will never recover from the trauma of the car accident that took the life of her best friend, Cali. All joy left when Cali died, including their shared love of singing. Why even bother speaking? Alex blames herself for the accident, and no one would want to hear what she has to say anyway. Ordered by a judge to do community service, she must spend time at a hospital with a girl named Joanie, who has minimal control of her body and no speech. Never having known another way of being, Joanie has an extraordinary internal life. She has been listening and watching as the world goes on around her, but Joanie is so full of words, thoughts and images that if she could ever figure out a way to let them loose, they would come swirling out in a torrent of syllables. She would fill every room with the colors of her dreams until the whole world became a rainbow of her making. Brought together by accident, Alex and Joanie have experienced the helplessness of silence. Their growing connection may lead them both to find the power of their voices. -

About the Author

Liane Shaw worked in education for 25 years, often with students who faced academic, behavioral, physical or emotional challenges. She is the author of thinandbeautiful.com and Fostergirls.

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The story is a moving one and deals with many issues such as overcoming trauma and grief. Readers will not only sympathize with the characters, but will come to understand their personal conflicts on an emotional level. The character of Joanie is an especially interesting one as Shaw provides great insight into what it may be like to have a disability that is physically restrictive.
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