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A time to keep silent

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When thirteen-year-old Clair's relationship with her minister father changes after her mother's death, she stops speaking, and the subsequent events change both their lives.

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Cover of: A Time to Keep Silent
A Time to Keep Silent
October 2003, Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
Paperback in English
Cover of: Time to Keep Silent
Time to Keep Silent
October 2003, Tandem Library
School & Library Binding in English
Cover of: A time to keep silent
A time to keep silent
1993, Eerdmans
in English
Cover of: A time to keep silent
A time to keep silent
1979, Putnam
in English

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PZ7.W5718 Ti 1993

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124 p. ;
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First Sentence

"I stopped talking so my father would listen to me."

Work Description

Thirteen-year-old Clair Lothrop's world is falling apart. Her mother has died, and her father spends his evenings shut in his study. In a desperate attempt to get her father's attention, Clair stops talking. Clair's vow of silence gets her father's attention, but not in the way she hoped. He resigns from his position as the pastor of a large metropolitan church to begin a mission in the remote woods of northern Michigan, taking Clair with him. Clair is furious at having to leave her friends. The woods are frightening, and her new house is a tumbledown shack where raccoons and mice have made their home. But everything changes when Clair discovers a wonderful new friend her own age, Dorrie, who lives alone in the woods to avoid her alcoholic father. Through this surprising friendship, Clair finds strength and courage she didn't know she had. - Publisher.

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