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Monday, April 1, 2013

The Language of Sand: A Novel

The Language of Sand

By: Ellen Block

Genre: fiction
Series: Abgail Harker #1

Pages: 288

Published: 2010

Read: March

4 out of 5 stars

This true-to-life book has the reader engrossed in the story immediately.  While it involves a very sad tragic event, this story is realistic and very well written.  Abigail moves to an island that her late husband visited in his childhood.  She needs a change and an escape from her life circumstances.  She doesn’t create a new identity, but her name changes unintentionally to Abby and she grows to be a new person as she deals with her loss and gains new friends.  Block draws the reader into Abby’s life and encourages you to become friends with Abby, which you can’t help but comply.  Another aspect I enjoyed was that Block doesn’t necessarily close the book in a “happy ever after” fashion.  Abby is still overcoming her loss, learning who she is, and growing into her new life. There is a sequel, The Definition of Wind, which I will be reading soon.

Ellen's website is  www.ellenblock.net

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