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Silence

2.29 of 5 stars 2.29  ·  rating details  ·  7 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Days before her high school graduation, Nicki Groh runs away from the New Hampshire town where she has grown up. In the months that follow, Nicki will find her way back home, a young woman much changed from her earlier self.

Harriet Groh, Nicki's adoptive mother, is the person most affected by Nicki's absence. Much of the story is told by her, and much of the story is about
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Hardcover, 150 pages
Published January 1st 2009 by Permanent Press (NY)
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Jon Edward
Silence is the story of several people in a small New Hampshire town mostly during one summer. The main stories are those of a young woman who runs away just before graduation and her adopted mother who seems to be exploring her lesbianism. Although the characters are not particularly colorful (in parallel with the greyness of the town?), Brookhouse manages to invest the reader in what happens in their ordinary lives -- up to a point.

Early on, there are some tense moments, but that fades away an
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Brandie
Silence is the first novel I have read by Christopher Brookhouse. I was drawn to it because it is set in a small town in New Hampshire and as someone who vacations in New Hampshire about every 2 years, I am fascinated by it! It's such a different setting than the Chicago suburbs that I call home.

I admit that when I read the first chapter, I thought I had the entire plot line of the book figured out in my head. Oh, I was so smart, I was so sure of what would happen in the book. Until I read chapt
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Donura
Mar 23, 2009 Donura rated it 3 of 5 stars
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I had some difficulty sorting the changes voices at the beginning of this story, however, once into it some of the static seemed to calm down and each character developed they own rhythm. The subtleness of all of what Nicki Groh had to deal during her life seemed to come together and implode on her as the result of one simple act of violence.

Each of Mr. Brookhouse’s characters seems to have their own set of unique quirks that are not at all obvious. He slowly draws them out and reveals them not
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