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THE LANGUAGE OF SAND
ELLEN BLOCK
ISBN: 9780440245759-Paperback/ 9780553907612-eBook
April 2010
Bantam Dell, an imprint of The Random House Publishing Group
http://www.randomhouse.com/
Trade Paperback/ eBook
$15.00
288 Pages-Paperback/ 272 Pages-eBook
Fiction; Contemporary Women
Rating: 4 Cups

Abigail Harker has impulsively moved to Chapel Isle to be closer to her deceased husband. But in a town where gossip abounds, she is the new girl in town and not welcome by everyone.

Nat Rhone is one of the townspeople determined to find her wanting. But there is something about the woman that makes people do the opposite of what they started out doing.

As Abigail settles into the rundown lighthouse, she discovers the remodeling of the decrepit place is therapeutic. Time begins to spin and Abigail becomes known as Abby to the townspeople as they slowly let her into their inner circle. But mysterious thefts are taking place in the rental homes and some think it is a resident. When push comes to shove, Abby finds herself having to fight not only against the thief, but Mother Nature herself.

The Language of Sand is a story that shows a woman’s capability of healing after a tragic accident takes all she loves away from her. Ms. Block uses vivid description to illustrate the way Abby came to the island as a broken woman and how life in the slow lane helped heal her; if not completely, at least the beginning stages. I could never even begin to comprehend how I would feel if I lost my husband and child, but after reading this poignant tale, I have a firm grasp on surface feelings. The guilt that Abigail feels at such mundane actions such as being happy and laughing makes me want to reach into the pages and comfort her. What an incredible journey the author takes us on in this beautiful yet sad tale.

Danielle
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