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Creech, Sharon

Summary: "One day a young couple wakes to find a boy asleep on their porch. Unable to speak, the boy cannot explain his history. What kind of people would leave their child with strangers? All John and Marta know is that they have been chosen to care for this boy. As their connection to him grows, they embrace his exuberant spirit and talents. The three of them blossom into an unlikely family, but how...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC CRE

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J Fiction Creech 2013

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC CRE

Marshall-Ball, Sara.

Summary: "Lily Emmett prefers to stay silent. Having suffered from selective mutism since childhood, she still struggles to see the value of everyday speech. Her sister, Connie, has always spoken for her, and her partner, Richard, has learnt to translate her movements so that they share a unique form of communication. When the two sisters return to their childhood home after their mother's death, the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Myriad Editions 2015

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Webber, Georgia

Summary: "Dumb's protagonist Georgia lives the relatively carefree and ordinary life of a twentysomething in Montreal: working at a café, volunteering at a local bike co-op, and going out on the town with friends. But when a sudden unanticipated throat injury forces her into months of silence, her life is thrown into disarray. Unable to work her customer service job, she must find new income. Conversing...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Fantagraphics Books, Inc. 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 741.5 WEB

Summary: Follows the adventures of the Arabian stallion--known as the Godolphin Arabian--brought to England to become one of the founding sires of the Thoroughbred breed-- and the mute Moroccan stable boy who tends him with loyalty and devotion all his life.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Echo Bridge Home Entertainment 2011

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Taylor, Andrew

Summary: Paris, 1792. Terror reigns as the city writhes in the grip of revolution. The streets run with blood as thousands lose their heads to the guillotine. Edward Savill, working in London as agent for a wealthy American, receives word that his estranged wife Augusta has been killed in France. She leaves behind ten-year-old Charles, who is brought to England to Charnwood Court, a house in the country...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollinsPublishers 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC TAY

Everhart, Donna

Summary: For fourteen-year-old Wallis Ann Stamper and her family, life in the Appalachian Mountains is simple and satisfying, though not for the tenderhearted. While her older sister, Laci--a mute, musically gifted savant--is constantly watched over and protected, Wallis Ann is as practical and sturdy as her name. When the Tuckasegee River bursts its banks, forcing them to flee in the middle of the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kensington Books 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC EVE

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC EVE

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Everhart 2018

Wall, Carolyn D.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bantam Books Trade Paperbacks 2012

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WAL

Anderson, Catherine (Adeline Catherine)

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wheeler Pub. 2008

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC AND

Dart-Thornton, Cecilia.

Summary: Imrhien, a mute, scarred foundling whom the other Stormriders despise, scales the Tower walls in search of a better life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Books 2001

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DAR

Leganski, Rita.

Summary: "Conceived in love and possibility, Bonaventure Arrow didn't make a peep when he was born, and the doctor nearly took him for dead. No one knows that Bonaventure's silence is filled with resonance-- a miraculous gift of rarified hearing that encompasses the Universe of Every Single Sound. Growing up in the big house on Christopher Street in Bayou Cymbaline, Bonaventure can hear flowers grow, a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2012

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1 available in Adult, Call number: P LEG

Toro, Guillermo del

Summary: This is the novel of the idea that inspired the motion picture. An other-worldly fairy tale set against the backdrop of the Cold War-era United States circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa is trapped in a life of silence and isolation. Elisa's life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda discover a secret classified experiment.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Feiwel and Friends 2018

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC TOR

King, Dave

Summary: Wounded years earlier in Vietnam, Howard Kapostash is unable to speak, read, or write, although his intelligence is normal. Now middle-aged, he lives a lonely existence, deliberately avoiding contact with others whenever possible. But then his former high school sweetheart entrusts her nine-year-old son to Howard when she enters drug rehab. Suddenly a father figure, Howard begins to open up,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Co. 2005

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC KIN

Gaiman, Neil

Summary: The parents of pearl-eyed princess Cinnamon offer a reward to anyone who can help their daughter speak, a plea answered by an exotic tiger who arrives at the palace, armed with knowledge of the world.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: [Library Ideas, LLC] 2017

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Strout, Elizabeth.

Summary: In the small town of West Annett, Maine in the 1950's, the minister Tyler Caskey is still grieving two years after the death of his wife. One daughter, Jeannie is sent upstate to live with his overbearing mother. The other Katherine has become antisocial. Tyler turns to his housekeeper Connie Hatch when her teacher suggests Katherine speak to the school counselor. This starts gossip about...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2006

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC Strou

Anderson, James

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Summary: "A trucker sets out to protect an abandoned child in the Utah desert...Winter has come to Route 117, a remote road through the high desert of Utah trafficked only by eccentrics, fugitives, and those looking to escape the world. Local truck driver Ben Jones, still in mourning over a heartbreaking loss, is just trying to get through another season of treacherous roads and sudden snowfall without...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC AND

Millard, Glenda

Summary: "Alice is fifteen, with hair as red as fire and skin as pale as bone. Something inside Alice is broken: she remembers words but struggles to speak them. Still, Alice knows words are for sharing, so she pins them to posters in tucked-away places: railway waiting rooms, fish-and-chip shops, quiet corners. Manny is sixteen, with a scar from shoulder to elbow. Something inside Manny is broken: he...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC MIL

Murakami, Haruki

Summary: In a fantastical illustrated short novel, three people imprisoned in a nightmarish library plot their escape.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2014

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 741.5 HAR

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MUR

Strout, Elizabeth.

Summary: In the small town of West Annett, Maine in the 1950's, the minister Tyler Caskey is still grieving two years after the death of his wife. One daughter, Jeannie is sent upstate to live with his overbearing mother. The other Katherine has become antisocial. Tyler turns to his housekeeper Connie Hatch when her teacher suggests Katherine speak to the school counselor. This starts gossip about...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Large Print 2006

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC Strou

Wroblewski, David.

Summary: A tale reminiscent of "Hamlet" that also celebrates the alliance between humans and dogs follows speech-disabled Wisconsin youth Edgar, who bonds with three yearling canines and struggles to prove that his sinister uncle is responsible for his father's death.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco 2008

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Wall, Carolyn D.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bantam Books Trade Paperbacks 2012

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Wall 2012

Harrison, Kathryn.

Summary: Sent north to Anchorage, Alaska, to establish an observatory in 1915, Bigelow, a young scientist, finds himself unprepared for the loneliness of a frontier railroad town and becomes driven by his all-consuming love for an enigmatic woman known as the Aleut.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2002

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HAR

Strout, Elizabeth.

Summary: After the tragic death of his young wife, Reverend Tyler Caskey, a New England minister, struggles to hold together his own life, his family, and his town, while dealing with his personal anger, grief, and loss of faith.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2006

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Strout 2006

Summary: An other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa's life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda discover a secret classified experiment.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment 2018

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2 available in Fantasy DVDs, Call number: DVD FANTASY SHA

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE SHA

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Shape 2018

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1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD SHA

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD SHA RATED R

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Sh

Abani, Christopher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Akashic Books 2007

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ABA