Kristina Riggle, author of Things We Didn’t Say, on tour July 2011

Posted By on May 20, 2011

About Things We Didn’t Say

• Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; Original edition (June 28, 2011)

Things We Didn’t Say is impossible to put down, and even harder to let go of.”
—Julie Buxbaum, author of The Opposite of Love

What goes unsaid can sometimes speak the loudest . . .

What makes up a family? For Casey it’s sharing a house with her fiancé, Michael, and his three children, whom she intends to nurture more than she ever took care of herself. But Casey’s plans have come undone. Michael’s silences have grown unfathomable and deep. His daughter Angel seethes as only a teenage girl can, while the wide-eyed youngest, Jewel, quietly takes it all in.

Then Michael’s son, Dylan, runs off, and the kids’ mother, a woman never afraid to say what she thinks, noisily barges into the home. That’s when Casey decides that the silences can no longer continue. She must begin speaking the words no one else can say. She’ll have to dig up secrets—including her own—uncovering the hurts, and begin the healing that is long overdue. And it all starts with just a few tentative words. . . .

About Kristina Riggle

Kristina Riggle lives and writes in West Michigan. Besides her debut novel, Real Life & Liars, she has published short stories in the Cimarron ReviewLiterary Mama, Espresso Fiction, and elsewhere. She is also a freelance journalist writing primarily for The Grand Rapids Press, and coeditor for fiction at Literary Mama. Kristina was a full-time newspaper reporter for seven years before turning her attention to creative writing and freelancing. As well as writing, she enjoys spending lots of time with her husband, two kids, and dog.

Real Life & Liars is set in Charlevoix, Michigan, a town close to Kristina’s heart as the home of her grandparents where she has visited often over the years. Some recognizable Charlevoix landmarks appear in the novel, as well as fictionalized versions of real places. The home of the Zielinski family on Dixon Avenue is based loosely on the house where her grandmother grew up.

Visit Kristina at her website and like her on Facebook.

Kristina’s Tour Stops

Tuesday, June 28th: As I turn the pages

Thursday, June 30th: Books Like Breathing

Monday, July 4th: Debbie’s Book Bag

Tuesday, July 5th: StephTheBookworm

Wednesday, July 6th: I’m Booking It

Thursday, July 7th: Life in the Thumb

Monday, July 11th: Iwriteinbooks’s blog

Tuesday, July 12th: Book Club Classics!

Wednesday, July 13th: The Book Chick

Sunday, July 17th: Bloggin’ ‘Bout Books

Friday, July 22nd: Colloquium


One Response to “Kristina Riggle, author of Things We Didn’t Say, on tour July 2011”

  1. Tiffany says:

    Another interesting title. Enjoying the reviews so far!

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