A Quiet Life

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Product Details

Price
$16.99  $15.80
Publisher
Scribner Book Company
Publish Date
Pages
320
Dimensions
5.2 X 7.9 X 0.8 inches | 0.75 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781982190989

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About the Author

Ethan Joella teaches English and psychology at the University of Delaware. He is the author of A Little Hope, which was a Read with Jenna Bonus Selection and A Quiet Life. He lives in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, with his wife and two daughters.

Reviews

Praise for A Quiet Life

"Community and grief are at the center of this tender novel in which three residents of a tightly knit Pennsylvania suburb are each grappling with losing loved ones when their lives begin to converge in unexpected ways." --The New York Times Book Review

"Ethan Joella's A Quiet Life explores the depths of grief through a widower, the daughter of a murder victim, and the mother of a kidnapping victim...As their lives begin to converge, Chuck, Ella, and Kirsten walk unique roads to find their way to healing." --PopSugar

"Once again, Joella's characters are as real as they come. With an observant eye and poetic sensitivity, Joella captures poignant moments and intense feelings, leaving the reader with a sense of recognition and comfort... One of the most meaningful things a person can say is simply "I'm here," and this is the level of profound connection that Joella evokes without ever straying into cliché." --BookPage

"Joella develops his characters with enormous empathy... The pleasure of discovering connections is one of the most basic joys of reading and is key to Joella's storytelling.... The soothing tone and warm worldview of this grown-up bedtime story will be good for what ails you." --Kirkus

"Heartwarming, character-driven charm. Empathetic without becoming saccharine, A Quiet Life highlights the power of closure and the importance of a connected, compassionate community." --Booklist

"A Quiet Life is filled with people I'd like to meet. Ethan Joella's latest novel reminds us that life is made of journeys, not only destinations. Read this one slowly; you'll want to savor the details." --Charmaine Wilkerson, author of Black Cake

"A Quiet Life shines with the courage and heart of its characters. Through elegant prose, this powerful book reminds us that in grief and loss we stand united in the love, resilience, and connection that define our humanity. Readers will emerge from these intersecting stories transformed, hopeful, and inspired." --Qian Julie Wang, author of Beautiful Country

"I adored A Quiet Life. Soft as silk, powerful as a punch, Ethan Joella doesn't shirk from the trauma of grief but delivers real hope in our capacity to survive. A beautifully written page-turner like this one is hard to find." --Nikki May, author of Wahala

"A Quiet Life is about the transformative power of connection if we are willing to risk opening our hearts. Joella's characters help each other shoulder the burden of grief and unearth the shards of beauty to be found in the wreckage of loss. There is magic at the intersection of these stories, a rare and addicting alchemy of ordinary moments and choices that add up to whole, brave, flawed, joyful lives. This novel insists on our essential strength, resilience, and empathy in an age of isolation." --Katie Runde, author of The Shore