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May 4, 2011 / Leslie

Waiting On Wednesday ~ Unsaid

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
 
A novel concerning animal rights and the mysteries of animal consciousness caught my attention this week.
 

Unsaid
by Neil Abramson
To be Published: August 4th 2011 by Center Street

UNSAID is told from the perspective of Helena Colden, a veterinarian who has just died of breast cancer. Helena is forced to witness the rapid emotional deterioration of her husband David. With Helena’s passing, David, a successful Manhattan attorney, loses the only connection that made his life full. He tries to carry on the life that Helena had created for them, but he is too grief-stricken, too angry, and too quickly reabsorbed into the demands of his career. Helena’s animals likewise struggle with the loss of their understanding and compassionate human companion. Because of Helena, David becomes involved in a court case to save the life of a chimpanzee that may hold the key to unlocking the mysteries of animals consciousness. Through this case all the threads of Helena’s life entwine and explode – unexpectedly, painfully, beautifully.

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  1. Karis (YA Litwit) / May 4 2011 4:51 am

    I just heard about this today! Looks so good!

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  2. BermudaOnion / May 4 2011 7:00 am

    That sounds really good, but really sad.

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  3. laurelrainsnow / May 4 2011 7:48 am

    Oh, I saw this on another blog, too. It looks like a great read! Thanks for sharing.

    Here’s MY WOW POST

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  4. Lisa (Lisa's World of Books) / May 4 2011 8:06 am

    This made me tear up. My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer July 2009 so it hits home for me.

    Here is my pick this week.

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  5. Kay / May 4 2011 9:02 am

    I love the soft colors on the cover of this one. Thanks for highlighting it!

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  6. Suko / May 4 2011 1:51 pm

    What can I say about Unsaid? It sounds like a touching story. The cover is lovely.

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