The Silence of Bonaventure Arrow: A Novel

Kobo ebook | February 26, 2013

byRita Leganski

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A magical debut novel from Rita Leganski, The Silence of Bonaventure Arrow is the tale of a mute boy whose gift of wondrous hearing reveals family secrets and forgotten voodoo lore, and exposes a murder that threatens the souls of those who love him.

Bonaventure Arrow didn’t make a peep when he was born, and the doctor nearly took him for dead. But he was listening, placing sound inside quiet and gaining his bearings. By the time he turns five, he can hear flowers grow, a thousand shades of blue, and the miniature tempests that rage inside raindrops. He also hears the voice of his dead father, William Arrow, mysteriously murdered by a man known only as the Wanderer.

Exploring family relics, he opens doors to the past and finds the key to a web of secrets that both hold his family together, and threaten to tear them apart.

Set against the backdrop of 1950s New Orleans, The Silence of Bonaventure Arrow is a magical story about the lost art of listening and a wondrous little boy who brings healing to the souls of all who love him.

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A magical debut novel from Rita Leganski, The Silence of Bonaventure Arrow is the tale of a mute boy whose gift of wondrous hearing reveals family secrets and forgotten voodoo lore, and exposes a murder that threatens the souls of those who love him.Bonaventure Arrow didn’t make a peep when he was born, and the doctor nearly took him f...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:February 26, 2013Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062113771

ISBN - 13:9780062113771

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from The silence of bonaventure Arrow Fabulous book. I thought it was beautifully written. The story line is different from most and intriguing I love books that touch on spirituality and the occult.
Date published: 2015-09-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Silence of Bonaventure Arrow Excellent... Forgiveness is so necessary in life
Date published: 2014-06-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from The Silence of Bonaventure Arrow Excellent... Forgiveness is so necessary in life
Date published: 2014-06-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Silence of Bonaventure Arrow Unique, faih building. Quite beautiful and thought provoking.
Date published: 2014-05-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A magical believable story Well defined characters play out a story in mystical, other-worldly New Orleans. A thoroughly engaging read.
Date published: 2014-05-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A magical believable story This was a very enjoyable read. The concept behind the novel, that Bonaventure can't speak and that he can hear things other people can't, is quite fascinating. I tend to be drawn to books that have an unusual premise such as this one. I recommend it for those with a similar bent.
Date published: 2014-01-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A magical believable story Unique premise and evocative descriptions of all that Bonaventure can hear, but a bit predictable and tidy at the end. The vivid descriptions of the worlds of the various characters makes their surroundings come alive and carries the story back and forth across time. Enjoyable.
Date published: 2014-01-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A magical believable story This book had the potential to be really enthralling, bit the author falls a little short in providing the rich details that would have made this story more interesting, and lacks the how and why of Bonaventure's 'gift'. The ending also falls flat, with everyone's story tying up a little too neatly and without reason.
Date published: 2014-01-24