The Silence of Bonaventure Arrow

The Silence of Bonaventure Arrow

eBook - 2000
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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.

Publisher: Harpercollins, 2000.
ISBN: 9780062113771
0062113771
Branch Call Number: eBook
Characteristics: 400 p.
Additional Contributors: Axis 360 (Firm)

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Quietday
Apr 27, 2017

Well done. Very interesting story with a lot to keep you intrigued. I haven't really read anything else like it.

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Manu01
Jul 25, 2016

a fascinating story with depth, colour and notable reverence of innocence that we all share...it's in our heart and spirit.

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yogini13
Mar 30, 2014

who would have thought... this is the best "who done it" ever!

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Feb 06, 2014

I had no idea what to expect from this book, I just picked up something for a weekend away. I was really impressed. This is a great little book. A marvellous story. Gentle and thoughtful. Highly recommend it.

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jams
Nov 07, 2013

Enjoyable read, easy flow, great descriptions. Beautiful story

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blolo
Oct 15, 2013

The premise of this book really didn't interest me (I received it as a gift), but it was great . Despite the heavy themes, it is fairly light and a touch humourous/clever at some points. It is set in new orleans and very "atmospheric"... I felt like I'd been there. The writing is poetic and easy to read at the same time. I highly recommend.

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kiaralma
Aug 22, 2013

so amazing and such beautifully written. The story is so rich with discription i loved it

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furlan
Jun 29, 2013

This is a beautifully written book with diverse characters and a surprise ending.One of the best books I have read in awhile.

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open2life
May 05, 2013

Excellent.
9.5/10
Bonaventure was born without a voice...a book for people who love to read!

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