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The Sign for Drowning by Rachel Stolzman
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The Sign for Drowning is a hard book to catagorize. It describes a family's response to the accidental death of the youngest child, but the overall tone is one of hope. Grief takes many different forms in this novel, some of them redeeming. I loved the language and was not surprised to discover that the author is also a poet.

Anna is a teacher of deaf children, estranged from her grief-stricken mother, when she grows to love one of her students and adopts her. This opens the floodgates of her family's grief about the loss of Anna's younger sister Megan many years before. The story is beautifully told and I will be awaiting other work by this author.

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Finished Reading (Paperback Edition)
Finished Reading
July 3, 2009 – Shelved
September 2, 2009 – Shelved (Paperback Edition)

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