Rita Leganski, author of The Silence of Bonaventure Arrow, on tour February/March 2013

Posted By on January 17, 2013

The Silence of Bonaventure ArrowAbout The Silence of Bonaventure Arrow

• Paperback: 400 pages
• Publisher: Harper Paperbacks; Original edition (February 26, 2013)

Conceived in love and possibility, Bonaventure Arrow didn’t make a peep when he was born, and the doctor nearly took him for dead. No one knows that Bonaventure’s silence is filled with resonance—a miraculous gift of rarified hearing that encompasses the Universe of Every Single Sound. Growing up in the big house on Christopher Street in Bayou Cymbaline, Bonaventure can hear flowers grow, a thousand shades of blue, and the miniature tempests that rage inside raindrops. He can also hear the gentle voice of his father, William Arrow, shot dead before Bonaventure was born by a mysterious stranger known only as the Wanderer.

Bonaventure’s remarkable gift of listening promises salvation to the souls who love him: his beautiful young mother, Dancy, haunted by the death of her husband; his Grand-mère Letice, plagued by grief and a long-buried guilt she locks away in a chapel; and his father, William, whose roaming spirit must fix the wreckage of the past. With the help of Trinidad Prefontaine, a Creole housekeeper endowed with her own special gifts, Bonaventure will find the key to long-buried mysteries and soothe a chorus of family secrets clamoring to be healed.

Rita LeganskiAbout Rita Leganski

Rita Leganski holds an MA in writing and publishing and a BA in literary studies and creative writing from DePaul University. She teaches a writing workshop at DePaul’s School for New Learning and was a recipient of the Arthur Weinberg Memorial Prize for a work of historical fiction.

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Rita’s Tour Stops

Tuesday, February 26th: Unabridged Chick

Wednesday, February 27th: The Feminist Texican [Reads]

Thursday, February 28th: Dreaming in Books

Monday, March 4th: From L.A. to LA

Wednesday, March 6th: Eclectic/Eccentric

Thursday, March 7th: A Reader of Fictions

Monday, March 11th: Jenn’s Bookshelves

Wednesday, March 13th: No More Grumpy Bookseller

Thursday, March 14th: Book Addict Katie

Tuesday, March 19th: The Book Garden

Wednesday, March 20th: Tiffany’s Bookshelf

Thursday, March 21st: Layers of Thought

Monday, March 25th: A Night’s Dream of Books

Tuesday, March 26th: Let Them Read Books

Friday, March 29th: Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers

Monday, April 1st: 50 Books Project

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