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A quiet, neglected girl is sent away from her dysfunctional family to live with relatives for the summer. She blossoms in their care, but in this house where there are meant to be no secrets, she discovers one.
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The internationally acclaimed bestselling author of Smilla's Sense of Snow returns with this engrossing, beautifully written tale of suspense . . . captivating (The Miami Herald). Set in Denmark in the here and now, Peter Hoeg's The Quiet Girl centers around Kaspar Krone, a world-renowned circus clown with a deep love for the music of Johan Sebastian Bach, and an even deeper gambling debt. Wanted for tax evasion and on the verge of extradition, Krone is drafted into the service of a mysterious order of nuns who promise him reprieve from the international authorities in return for his help safeguarding a group of children with mystical abilities -- abilities that Krone also shares. When one of the children goes missing, Krone sets off to find the young girl and bring her back, making a shocking series of discoveries along the way about her identity and the true intentions of his young wards. The result is a fast-paced, philosophical thriller blending social realism with the literary fantastic and pitting art and spirituality against corporate interests and nothing less than the will to war by the industrialized world. The Quiet Girl is a masterful, inventive novel that marks the triumphal return of one of the great writers of the international literary world. 408 pages. Cover edges rubbed. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN: 0312427778. ISBN/EAN: 9780312427771. Inventory No: 254814. Paperback
Parents need to know that The Quiet Girl is a captivating coming-of-age drama set in 1980s Ireland with occasional strong language and smoking. Adapted from a novella by Claire Keegan, the story focuses on a 9-year-old girl -- Cáit (Catherine Clinch) -- who's sent away from her family to live with distant relatives. Much of the dialogue is in Irish (with English subtitles for U.S. release), and the movie received an Oscar nomination for Best International Feature Film. Infrequent strong language includes "f--k" and "bastard." There's drinking and smoking, as well as references to gambling and characters seen betting on a card game. A child's death is mentioned, and an adult's dead body is shown in a coffin at a wake. The film has a slow, quiet pace that unfolds gradually, exploring the impact of empathy, compassion, and love.
Synopsis: Rural Ireland 1981. A quiet, neglected girl is sent away from her dysfunctional family to live with foster parents for the summer. She blossoms in their care, but in this house where there are meant to be no secrets, she discovers one.
"Peter Carnavas has written a sweet story that will show youngsters that there is a lot be gained from being quiet and seeing and hearing all the beauty that is around us every day. The writing is simply lovely. His enchanting illustrations are the perfect companion to the story, with soft, soft colors and wonderful details. This is a winner. Do not miss it."--Seattle Book Review
"Rating: 5/5...This book is perfect for SEL, Social and Emotional Learning, the idea of finding joy in nature and being quiet is important as never before. The colors that the author used are muted but distinctive and fit the story perfectly, and the illustrations are fun and sweet....Anyone who needs a quiet moment will love this book."--Youth Services Book Review
"A Quiet Girl, a buoyant celebration of paying attention quietly, will appeal to preschoolers aged three through five and their caregivers....[P]reschoolers and their caregivers will delight in the irresistible charm of A Quiet Girl and possibly even enjoy learning more about how to be mindful. Recommended."--Canadian Review of Materials
"A great family read, especially for those with a quiet family member or friend....I think [A Quiet Girl] can help readers understand the wonders that they might be missing, and to understand how other people might feel in a world that seems to be loud and in a hurry as a default."--Sharon the Librarian
"[A Quiet Girl] encourages readers to practise mindfulness, disengage from the busyness of the world and be still. This enables them to listen and pay attention to the quieter things in their life. The illustrations are extremely well done and portray Mary as a very adorable little character. I highly recommend this book."--Storywraps
The Quiet Girl is the heartbreaking debut feature from director Colm Bairéad. Set in the stunning landscapes of rural Ireland in the early eighties, a quiet, neglected girl is sent away from her overcrowded, dysfunctional family to live with foster parents for the summer. She blossoms in their care, but in a house where there are meant to be no secrets, she discovers some painful truths. 041b061a72