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The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf

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On a calm August morning in Iowa, two families awake and find their little girls have disappeared overnight. Seven year old Calli Clark suffers from selective mutism as a result of tragedy as a toddler. Her mother, Antonia, tries to be the best mother she can, especially because her husband is mostly gone, and usually angry when around. But she's certain he's not involved in the possible abductions.

Petra Gregory is Calli's best friend and is often also her voice. But neither of them are being heard from now. Martin, Petra's father, is anxious to find his child and finds a side of himself he wasn't expecting. The two families are joined together as a result of what happened to their children and as they search for answers a number of unspoken family secrets are revealed. Check catalog for availability.

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