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The Things We Cannot Say

(2019)
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"Kelly Rimmer has outdone herself. I thought that Before I Let You Go was one of the best novels I had ever read... If you only have time to read one book this year The Things We Cannot Say should be that book. Keep tissues handy." - Fresh Fiction

"Fans of The Nightingale and Lilac Girls will adore The Things We Cannot Say." - Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author

In 1942, Europe remains in the relentless grip of war. Just beyond the tents of the Russian refugee camp she calls home, a young woman speaks her wedding vows. It's a decision that will alter her destiny... and it's a lie that will remain buried until the next century.

Since she was nine years old, Alina Dziak knew she would marry her best friend, Tomasz. Now fifteen and engaged, Alina is unconcerned by reports of Nazi soldiers at the Polish border, believing her neighbors that they pose no real threat, and dreams instead of the day Tomasz returns from college in Warsaw so they can be married. But little by little, injustice by brutal injustice, the Nazi occupation takes hold, and Alina's tiny rural village, its families, are divided by fear and hate.

Then, as the fabric of their lives is slowly picked apart, Tomasz disappears. Where Alina used to measure time between visits from her beloved, now she measures the spaces between hope and despair, waiting for word from Tomasz and avoiding the attentions of the soldiers who patrol her parents' farm. But for now, even deafening silence is preferable to grief.

Slipping between Nazi-occupied Poland and the frenetic pace of modern life, Kelly Rimmer creates an emotional and finely wrought narrative. The Things We Cannot Say is an unshakable reminder of the devastation when truth is silenced... and how it can take a lifetime to find our voice before we learn to trust it.

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"Kelly Rimmer has raised the already-high bar with the unforgettable The Things We Cannot Say. Alina and Tomasz's story is one of bravery, resilience, and the lengths we will go to for the ones we love. Fans of Jodi Picoult and Kristin Hannah now have a new go-to author." - Sally Hepworth

"Fans of The Nightingale and Lilac Girls will adore The Things We Cannot Say...a poetic and unforgettable tale." - Pam Jenoff


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Hardback Editions

June 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Things We Cannot Say (Thorndike Press Large Print Basic)
Author(s): Kelly Rimmer
ISBN: 1-4328-6498-X / 978-1-4328-6498-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
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March 2019 : Canada Hardback
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Title: The Things We Cannot Say: A Novel
Author(s): Kelly Rimmer
ISBN: 1-5258-3151-8 / 978-1-5258-3151-5 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Graydon House
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Paperback Editions

October 2019 : Australia Paperback
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Title: The Things We Cannot Say
Author(s): Kelly Rimmer
ISBN: 0-7336-4154-7 / 978-0-7336-4154-1 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Hachette Australia
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October 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Things We Cannot Say: A heart-breaking, inspiring novel of hope and a love to defy all odds in World War Two
Author(s): Kelly Rimmer
ISBN: 1-4722-4731-0 / 978-1-4722-4731-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Review
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March 2019 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The Things We Cannot Say: A Novel
Author(s): Kelly Rimmer
ISBN: 1-5258-2356-6 / 978-1-5258-2356-5 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Graydon House
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February 2019 : Australia Paperback
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Title: The Things We Cannot Say
Author(s): Kelly Rimmer
ISBN: 0-7336-3918-6 / 978-0-7336-3918-0 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Hachette Australia
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Audio Editions

March 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: The Things We Cannot Say
Author(s): Kelly Rimmer
ISBN: 1-982647-26-4 / 978-1-982647-26-1
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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March 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: The Things We Cannot Say
Author(s): Kelly Rimmer
ISBN: 1-982647-27-2 / 978-1-982647-27-8
Publisher: Harlequin Audio and Blackstone Audio
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March 2019 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Things We Cannot Say
Author(s): Kelly Rimmer
ISBN: 1-982647-28-0 / 978-1-982647-28-5
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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March 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Things We Cannot Say
Author(s): Kelly Rimmer
Publisher: Harlequin Audio
Availability: Amazon   


March 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Things We Cannot Say
Author(s): Kelly Rimmer
Publisher: Harlequin Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


March 2019 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Things We Cannot Say
Author(s): Kelly Rimmer
ISBN: 1-5288-5755-0 / 978-1-5288-5755-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


February 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Things We Cannot Say
Author(s): Kelly Rimmer
Publisher: Hachette Australia
Availability: Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

March 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Things We Cannot Say: A Novel
Author(s): Kelly Rimmer
Publisher: Graydon House
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


March 2019 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Things We Cannot Say: A heart-breaking, inspiring novel of hope and a love to defy all odds in World War Two
Author(s): Kelly Rimmer
Publisher: Review
Availability: Amazon UK   


February 2019 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: The Things We Cannot Say
Author(s): Kelly Rimmer
Publisher: Hachette Australia
Availability: Amazon AU