The sound of blue

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Dutton, 2005 - Fiction - 326 pages
16 Reviews
The mesmerizing tale of an American woman's quest for healing in a land of refugees, from the critically acclaimed author of The Virgin's Knot Holly Payne's debut novel illuminated the mystical journey of a famed rug weaver living in southwestern Turkey. Her latest storyline immerses us in an even more hypnotic set of circumstances, capturing another fascinating young woman's crisis of faith in the Balkans. Sara Foster has left America for the the adventure of a lifetime ;teaching English to the sons and daughters of statesmen in Hungary ;but her idyllic adventure instead reveals a dark world of pain and redemption when she ends up teaching in a refugee camp. Sara discovers that one of her students is a celebrated composer and soon finds herself crossing the border to his war-torn homeland, determined to exonerate him for the death of his brother. In a journey that takes her to Dubrovnik, a magnificent stone city on the Croatian Riviera, Sara contemplates her own identity, struggling to understand why the region's ancient and extraordinary beauty belies a history of grief. As Sara unveils the secret of the composer's escape, The Sound of Bluereveals poignant truths about the quests for refuge we all pursue. Bringing to life a world that readers seldom have the opportunity to see through characters of great depth, Holly Payne has once again created a triumph of the heart and soul. Praise for The Virgin's Knot: ;[To be] savored like the dark intensity of Turkish coffee. ; ; San Francisco Chronicle ;Creates an almost mystical tableau. ; -- San Jose Mercury News

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Review: The Sound of Blue: A Novel

User Review  - Yael Itamar - Goodreads

I knew nothing about the Yugosavian Wars of the 1990s before reading this book, and I appreciated the chance to learn a little bit about that conflict. However, I think a different writer could have ... Read full review

Review: The Sound of Blue: A Novel

User Review  - Liz Gibbs - Goodreads

This book revolved around war, people being held in a camp, the view from inside and outside the camp, and the search for loved ones. The characters were interesting and the story was intricately ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Holly Payne is an award-winning filmmaker and triathlete who teaches screenwriting at the Academy of Art College in San Francisco. The Virgin's Knot is her first novel.