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The Silence of Bones

(2020)
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June Hur's elegant and haunting debut The Silence of Bones is a bloody YA historical mystery tale perfect for fans of Kerri Maniscalco and Renée Ahdieh.

I have a mouth, but I mustn't speak;
Ears, but I mustn't hear;
Eyes, but I mustn't see.


1800, Joseon (Korea). Homesick and orphaned sixteen-year-old Seol is living out the ancient curse: “May you live in interesting times.” Indentured to the police bureau, she’s been tasked with assisting a well-respected young inspector with the investigation into the politically charged murder of a noblewoman.

As they delve deeper into the dead woman's secrets, Seol forms an unlikely bond of friendship with the inspector. But her loyalty is tested when he becomes the prime suspect, and Seol may be the only one capable of discovering what truly happened on the night of the murder.

But in a land where silence and obedience are valued above all else, curiosity can be deadly.

Praise for The Silence of Bones:

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"At once haunting and evocative, June Hur's The Silence of Bones is a gorgeous, tightly-woven debut. Prepare to delve deep into the lush and dangerous world of Korea in the 1800's for a page-turner you won't soon forget." —Hafsah Faizal, New York Times-bestselling author of We Hunt the Flame

"This gripping drama is definitely one you're not going to want to miss." —Buzzfeed

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Praise for this book

"An intriguing tale that touches on class, honor, the value of one's beliefs, and the lengths one is willing to go for loyalty and family. Hur presents such a vivid portrayal of the Joseon Era that it's like stepping back in time. With its breathtaking prose and complex characters, this mystery novel is sure to keep you guessing until the very end!" - Kat Cho

"At once haunting and evocative, June Hur's The Silence of Bones is a gorgeous, tightly-woven debut. Prepare to delve deep into the lush and dangerous world of Korea in the 1800's for a page-turner you won't soon forget." - Hafsah Faizal

"An emotionally gripping journey. The Silence of Bones is a suspenseful, thrilling read, and readers will be swept away by Hur's meticulous weaving of historical detail and the depth of her characters' family ties." - Elizabeth Lim


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Used availability for June Hur's The Silence of Bones

Hardback Editions

April 2020 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Silence of Bones
Author(s): June Hur
ISBN: 1-250-22955-3 / 978-1-250-22955-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

April 2021 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Silence of Bones
Author(s): June Hur
ISBN: 1-250-76367-3 / 978-1-250-76367-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Square Fish
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Audio Editions

April 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Silence of Bones
Author(s): June Hur
Publisher: Listening Library
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April 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Silence of Bones
Author(s): June Hur
Publisher: Listening Library
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April 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Silence of Bones
Author(s): June Hur
Publisher: Listening Library
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April 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Silence of Bones
Author(s): June Hur
Publisher: Listening Library
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

April 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Silence of Bones
Author(s): June Hur
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU