Latest Book By Dianne C. Braley
The Silence in the Sound
On the picturesque island of Martha’s Vineyard an ailing celebrity novelist’s famous book about a choice helps his young nurse make a heartrending one of her own.
Fiery city girl, Georgette’s memory of a childhood trip to Martha’s Vineyard island with her father is one of the few good times. Her father was an alcoholic, and her enabler mother chose to stay with him; his addiction was the center of their world. Georgette fled home as soon as she could; years later, as a nurse, she’s going back to the island to start her life over. There, she becomes the private nurse for the ailing prize-winning novelist, Mr. S., and becomes enamored with the mysterious Dock, a wash-ashore like her whose disappearing acts only make her crave his love more.
As Georgette cares for Mr. S. and helps him come to terms with the end of his life along Vineyard Sound’s beautiful shores, they become friends. His famous book helps her navigate her life as George finds in the running away from her past, she inadvertently ran towards it. She loses herself in her relationship with Dock, who leads her down a road of denial and impossible choices she never thought she’d have to face.
Told through the voice of Georgette. The Silence in the Sound is a provocative coming-of-age debut revealing the lasting effects of growing up in addiction. But it also demonstrates a young woman’s strength as she navigates friendship, love, and heartbreak while finding her hidden strength along the way.
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What Readers Are Saying
That was quite a rollercoaster to read, very emotional and powerful, and it was so gritty and achingly real.
An exquisite debut from a thrilling new voice. The Silence in the Sound is a poetic story, powerfully told. Emotional yet exhilarating, Dianne C. Braley’s novel is alluring through every page.
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Awards & Featured On
Firebird Book Award
The Silence in the Sound, An engaging story of love, grief, and remoteness on Martha’s Vineyard -Kirkus Reviews
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