Sibella Giorello




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Sibella Giorello

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Sibella Giorello writes the award-winning and bestselling mystery series starring forensic geologist Raleigh Harmon. The first book in the series, "The Stones Cry Out," won a Christy Award for excellence. Since then, many more Raleigh Harmon mysteries have followed, including a bestselling YA series in which the 15-year-old budding geologist uses mineralogy to solve crimes in her hometown of Richmond, Virginia. A former newspaper reporter, Sibella's journalism was twice nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Find out more by visiting her website, www.sibellawrites.com.

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The Rivers Run Dry (Raleigh...

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Klavan writes deadly, fearsome thrillers and mysteries. In this big-hearted memoir, he reveals many of his own worries, valleys of depression, and questions about faith (Jewish and Christian). I was particularly taken with his descriptions of growing ...more
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So much wisdom, and so much good writing, in one slim volume that reminded me a bit of Flannery O'Connor's "Mystery and Manners." I also gained renewed appreciation for Raymond Carver's short stories. Highly recommend for aspiring novelists, particul ...more
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Connelly moves effortlessly through the twists and turns of another case with Harry Bosch and a really likeable new female sidekick. She'd make a great series character herself.
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“And then, just as quickly, the clouds returned, leaving us to walk by faith, not by sight.”
Sibella Giorello, The Clouds Roll Away

“In mourning, I realized the most painful place on earth was sometimes the church you attended with the person you loved, the person now gone.”
Sibella Giorello, The Stones Cry Out

“I could see the solace she discovered. Here she could sing and dance and shout for glory among people who didn’t care which pew she sat in, whose people she belonged to, and whether she was baking a roast for the church homecoming. They were people who yearned for one thing, and one thing only: a pure relationship with that part of the Trinity so often neglected in organized worship. The Holy Spirit. Slouching”
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“If only it were all so simple! If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?”
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956

“He felt his hunger no longer as a pain but as a tide. He felt it rising in himself through time and darkness, rising through the centuries, and he knew that it rose in a line of men whose lives were chosen to sustain it, who would wander in the world, strangers from that violent country where the silence is never broken except to shout the truth. He felt it building from the blood of Abel to his own, rising and spreading in the night, a red-gold tree of fire ascended as if it would consume the darkness in one tremendous burst of flame. The boy’s breath went out to meet it. He knew that this was the fire that had encircled Daniel, that had raised Elijah from the earth, that had spoken to Moses and would in the instant speak to him. He threw himself to the ground and with his face against the dirt of the grave, he heard the command. GO WARN THE CHILDREN OF GOD OF THE TERRIBLE SPEED OF MERCY. The words were as silent as seed opening one at a time in his blood.”
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“Aim at Heaven and you will get Earth 'thrown in': aim at Earth and you will get neither.”
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“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

“The starting point of all achievement is DESIRE. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desire brings weak results, just as a small fire makes a small amount of heat.”
Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich

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Sibella Giorello Jami, thank you so much for your note! I love hearing how much you're enjoying the Raleigh Harmon series. She's made writing this series seem like a total joy -- as have the notes from readers like you. There will be many more Raleigh stories coming! Stay in touch. And thanks again. -- sibella


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Jami Sibella, I love your Raleigh Harmon series. I love the "humanness" of Raleigh and her character. Her sense of "I don't care" about some things--like her penchant for fatty fast food--cracks me up. Her guilt regarding her mother's situation is palpable, and tugs at my heart. You've done such a great job with this series, and I loved The Stars Shine Bright!! I look forward to reading many more. :)


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