The Sounds of Silence

River's Edge Media, LLC
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Every family has its shameful secrets, but none more so than those of the Lee family. Aramenta Lee escaped her controlling mother by moving to Paris thirty years ago. Her quiet life there is shattered by a terse wire: AM DYING - COME HOME - MOTHER.

 Aramenta arrives in Mobile, Alabama just hours prior to her mother's death. She wants nothing more than to quickly settle the estate and escape family ties, but finds herself thwarted by a macabre secret her mother has held for thirty years.

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About the author

Before becoming a writer, Judith Richards was an actress, an animal trainer, and a carny hauling pig-iron, managing big rides on America's midways. A Midwesterner gone South, Judith's marriage to author C. Terry Cline, Jr. first piqued her interest in writing. Since then, two of her six novels won the Alabama Library Association award for fiction, and Too Blue to Fly was nominated for the Lillian Smith Award. Her novel, Summer Lightning, has been i 

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Publisher
River's Edge Media, LLC
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Published on
Feb 25, 2015
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Pages
272
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ISBN
9781940595153
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Language
English
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Genres
Family & Relationships / Adoption & Fostering
Family & Relationships / Children with Special Needs
Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Family Life
Fiction / Thrillers / General
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