A Thousand Voices Paperback – 3 Jul 2007
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This novel is about Dell. Dell is a musical genius adopted at a young age. Once trapped in the life of proverty and neglect, Dell has grown up into a beautiful young woman. She has just returned to the States from a couple of years abroad. Dell has this great gnawing emptiness inside her where she just longs for the truth about her past. She sets off to find her father, a Choctaw Indian and instead, embarked on a beautiful journey where she discovers more than just her roots. She finds a family who took her in under their wings; she helps a little girl grieve for her mother and finds a new friend with that girl's father. She finds her traditions and sense of belonging in just one short weekend.
It is a beautiful novel, but not as well-written as her other novels. I am not sure how to explain it but it is a let down and feels incomplete. The ending just brought on more questions than that self-satisfied sigh of a story well-done and when you close the book, you think, oh, that was a great story. This time, it didn't do that for me.
Other than that, it is a lovely story and one to treasure. I will always be on the look out for Wingate's other books but I have a feeling that her best are with this series. Somehow, they just touch the heart more deeper than other authors have manage to do.
Del Jordan a child from the world of poverty and neglect, is adopted at the age of 13 by a very loving and caring couple. But there is still an emptness deep inside of her.
Now Del is 20 and is very passionate about music, but after high school she toured Europe with a musical exchange student group because she wanted to postpone applying at Julliard School of Music.
The emptiness that she feels is because her biological mother abandoned her and she wondered who her biological father is. All she knows of her father is his name on her birth certificate and the thought he is American Native.
When she returned from Europe she travelled to the Kiamichi Mountains where a large tribe of Choctaws live. There she meets many members of this tribe who befriend her and help her with the search for her heritage.She learns much about herself while she is with them,
Sure hope another book to continue this series is in the making, Lisa Wingate is one of my favorite authors.
If you love stories that bring you right into the middle of the characters lives and you feel that you really know
them this is the author you need.
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