(PDF DOWNLOAD) [What the Waves Know] Ö Tamara Valentine
Tamara Valentine ☆ 2 SummaryEnts conspire to bring forth Izabella s recollection of that fateful night when her father leftUnlike real life fiction is one place where it is simple to listen to the mute We have the advantage of hearing Izabella s thoughts We yearn for her to speak and to nderstand the trauma that led to her years of silence We come to nderstand that trauma when she does through her memoriesA well rendered novel with vivid imagery and characters that will be to forget A slower paced yet thought provoking story that speaks to the elusiveness of memory and the destructive force of memory to both heal and torment it is to both heal and torment It is story of the mentally ill and how their illness has the ability to ripple out to others in their lives Especially the children of the mentally illA novel of loss memory mothers and daughters loneliness and about how we judge others often without a full nderstanding to base our judgement Cross My Heart and Hope to Die uponThanks to William MorrowHarperCollinsPublishers via Edelweiss for providing me with anncorrected digital ARC of this novel in exchange for my nbiased review Departing is when all the tiny pieces that make you whole spring away from you like a big fat touch me not and get lost in the grass beyond any hope of coming back together It is the very moment when all your stories tumble
you and are reduced again to the weakest for of to be in the niverse leaving nothing to do but begin again p 18I worry that there is a school of writing that says that having a child protagonist makes the story easier to tell and helps the readers be sympathetic to the account There are times that this works extremely well Many of A Cidade e as Serras us love Scout To Kill a Mockingbird or have met and enjoyed Flavia de Luce The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie or Bee in Where d You Go Bernadette However I am not sure that a young narrator is always helpful to moving a story forward There are things that a child or young adult cannot know because they don t have the life experience I was worried that What the Waves Know was going to be a struggle because Izabella would not be able to carry the weight of her story I have read other novels with young characters that have not worked very wellI should not have worried Izabella isnable to speak but she made her life and its changes very clear to this reader Not only is she clear but she tells her story in such a way that I was engaged and wanted to know how it all worked outThis is a first novel Valentine does an excellent job and I look forward to her next story I suspect she will grow into an author that many people will want to readThank you to Edelweiss and HarperCollins for introducing me to both Tamara Valentine and her interesting characters The writing here is absolutely gorgeous almost poetic I was fortunate enough to read an advance galley of this with my book club and now cannot wait for another release from this author and this one isn t even on shelves yet Fabulous characters setting and story The novel pivots around growing Everything a Band-Aid Can't Fix: A Teen's Guide to Healing and Dealing with Life up loving a Schizophrenic parent and trying tonravel truth from fic. Last attempt to return Iz's voice the pair board the ferry back to Tillings in hopes that confronting the past will help Izabella heal herself and begin to piece together the splintered memories of the day her words ran dry But heartbreak is a difficult puzzle to solve– and truth is elusive where magic and madness collide When the residents of Tillings greet them with a standoffish welcome it becomes clear that they know something about Izabella's dreamer of a father that she does not Now as the island's annual Yemayá festival prepares to celebrate the ties that bind mothers to children lovers to each other and humankind to the sea Izabella must nravel the tangled threads. I received an advanced review copy from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest reviewWow this was a great book Izabella Haywood loses her father at theirfrom you and
FAMILY S HOME ON TILLINGS ISLANDs home on Tillings Island eight years later she still cannot speak Her mom finally accepts that the only way for Izabella to move forward is to go back Back to the island They move back into the family home in mid summer with hopes for a full recoveryAs time goes by Izabella makes friends with the neighbors and townspeople even without a voice Each new discovery on the island takes her one step back to remembering everything that happened that night The writing was amazing the characters everything that happened that night The writing was amazing the characters lovable and I was sad when I reached the ending I will definitely be on the lookout for books by this author I really like this book A young girl Iz struggles to remember and make sense of the night her father who is mentally ill disappeared and come to terms with the fact that it was her words that sent him into the night She hasn t spoken since and her relationship with her mother is strained Together they go back to the home on Tillings Island where it all happened to try to stitch together a path forward Heart breaking and healing Izabella Rae Haywood adores her father who she says is one eighth Narragansett Indian and seven eights mystery He takes her to Tillings Island where he has roots They fish together and share a deep bond But her parents argue and On her sixth birthday after the fighting mounts her childish frustration she screams at him I hate you I wish you would just go away Believing she has somehow invoked her birthday wish she blames herself when he does leave She can no longer speakThe trauma caused by the loss of her beloved father has rendered her silentShe is weakened by her muteness ostracized by her peers misunderstood and fearful Eight years pass and despite the intervention of therapists counselors social workers and psychiatrists Izabella s silence continuesIn 1974 on the occasion of Isabel s fourteenth birthday her mother presents her with a Shar Pei puppy which she names Luke and resorts to desperate measures to restore her voice In an attempt to get to the causes of Izabella s muteness they return to Tillings Island where her father disappeared They encounter island folk who seem to know than they are saying Like her father the island is shrouded in mystery and magic But it is here where her father was last seen that she hopes to gain an nderstanding of why she is mute and also to All Things Consoled understand her relationships with those she loves the most What will this tiny island revealOnce ensconced on the island Izabella makes friends and enemies that turn into friends She comes tonderstand that words have power and meaning and that the tone in which they are delivered is a "Communication All Its OwnShe " all its ownShe Remy a woman who knows her mother and remembers her father Though an adult Remy is a kindred spirit to Izabella and helps her to come to terms with her guilt and teenage angst As Remy enlists their help to prepare for the October Festival of Yemaya ev. In the graceful narrative tradition of Sue Monk Kidd and Beth Hoffman comes an exuisite debut novel about a young woman's A Gin-Pissing-Raw-Meat-Dual-Carburetor-V8-Son-of-a-Bitch from Los Angeles uest to reclaim herself and the voice she left behind on the gritty New England island where she lost bothNineteen miles off the rocky Rhode Island coast lies the tiny isle of Tillings and the memory of Izabella Rae Haywood's sixth birthday– when herniverse reeled sharply off course Tucked deep in her pocket Iz carries a small amber seastone and the secret of the evening her father disappeared– taking her words with himEight years later in the autumn of 1974 Iz’s mother is through with social workers psychiatrists and her daughter's silence In one. Tion while finding your own
"voice It is one of those books that you will remember for many many years "It is one of those books that you will remember for many many years lovely Thanks Edelweiss for the opportunity to read this character driven novel of family heartbreak and restoration This is a very well written book It strikes a neat balance between tragedy and redemption without straying into cliche Recommend and look forward to from Valentine There s something that draws me to child narrators Maybe it s the wisdom that comes from their precocious view of life or maybe the truths that often come from their na vet truths that adults just wouldn t speak of or even know This year I have met and fallen in love with Boo of Boo Elsa of My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She s Sorry Caitlin from Auarium to name a few and of course there s Reuben from an all time favorite Peace Like a River which I read several years ago Izabella or Iz as her mother calls her or Bella or just Be as her father calls her is now on my list of favorite child narrators On her sixth birthday her father leaves and so does her voice After eight years of doctors and therapy she still doesn t speak It s only in her fleeting memories that we glimpse what might have happened what Izabella is shutting out what is gone along with her ability to speak Eight years later back to the island called Tillings off I received a copy of this book from the publisher William Morrow Paperbacks in exchange for an honest review It was just released yesterday This is a story for those who like to see a coming of ageovercoming a trauma It follows Izabella as she struggles with her past and her fathers disappearance It highlights her guilt While not a fast moving story it was touching with all of the characters coming together All niue and a little odd in their own way it showed Izabella that she was not alone If you can handle a story that moves at a slow pace this may be of interest Told through the eyes and the voice of a child WHAT THE WAVES KNOW is a brilliant touching and heartbreaking story that is not only original but also captivating It was beautifully written thought provoking and a read that will stick with me for a long time This is one of those books that would be Perfect For Book Clubs Because for book clubs because is so much to discuss and so many emotions to process It really is a MUST READ 5 stars The timing of me reading this book was kind of strange because the book deals with loss and coping with it mental illness the effects of a mental illness on the greater family but especially children Normally books which are narrated by a child because it could really
go either way but this one was done wonderfully The bottom story line comes down to a girl having toeither way but this one was done wonderfully The bottom story line comes down to a girl having to with the realities of her father the reason for him leaving Once he leaves she stops speaking literally and her mother years later decides that the only way for Iz to go back to normal and hopefully move forward with her life I will tell you that the ending was easy to figure out if you re an avid reader but the journey to the ending was so good The book highlights ho. Of her own story and reclaim a voice gone silent or risk losing herself and any chance she may have for a future to the past• Named a Monthly Top Pick Indie Top Seller and Most Anticipated New Release• Run don't walk to your phone or to pick p a copy of this book it is beautiful–Dr Mari Dias WPRO Radio• What The Waves Know charts an Party Politics in America unforgettable journey of trauma and healing as the walking wounded repair their lives together their voices shaping a rough chorus that callss back from darkness to light– USA Today bestselling author Pamela Schoenewaldt• A moving magical novel that asks Put off thy shoes us to consider the stories which tell the truth and the stories we tell ourselv.