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Heather Gudenkauf Booksigning: NOT A SOUND


Date: Saturday, June 24
Time: 2:00 - 3:30 pm
Location: Dragonfly Books
Cost: Free!


Everyone is invited to share a cup of coffee and chat one-on-one with Iowa author Heather Gudenkauf as she signs copies of her new thriller Not a Sound. A shocking discovery and chilling secrets converge in this latest novel from New York Times bestselling author Heather Gudenkauf. Gudenkauf will be at Dragonfly Books on Saturday, June 24 at 2:00 - 3:30 pm welcoming everyone to stop in, share a cup of coffee, and learn more about her new novel Not a Sound.


Described as “masterful” and “intelligent,” Not a Sound introduces Gudenkauf’s most compelling heroine yet.

When a tragic accident leaves nurse Amelia Winn deaf, she spirals into a depression that ultimately causes her to lose everything that matters. Now, two years later and with the help of her hearing dog, she is finally getting back on her feet. But when she discovers the body of a fellow nurse, she is plunged into a disturbing mystery that could shatter the carefully reconstructed pieces of her life all over again.

Heather Gudenkauf is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Weight of Silence and These Things Hidden. Gudenkauf was born in South Dakota and raised in Iowa. Born with a profound unilateral hearing impairment, Gudenkauf used books as a retreat to escape the world around her.

Gudenkauf graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in elementary education, has spent her career working with students of all ages and continues to work in education as a Title I Reading Coordinator. She lives in Iowa with her husband, three children, and a very spoiled German Shorthaired Pointer.

Everyone is invited to stop in at Dragonfly Books to chat with Heather Gudenkauf and get a signed copy of Not a Sound on Saturday, June 24 at 2:00 - 3:30 pm. If you find that you can't make it to the event but would still like to purchase one of Gudenkauf’s books, just give Dragonfly Books a call at 563-382-4275. One of the Dragonfly Books staff will be glad to reserve a book and have it autographed for you.

This event is sponsored by Dragonfly Books at 112 W. Water St., Decorah, and is free and open to the public. To learn more about this and other events at Dragonfly Books, please visit www.dragonflybooks.com, or contact us at events@dragonflybooks.com or 563-382-4275.


Event date: 
Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Event address: 
112 W Water Street
Decorah, IA 52101
Not a Sound: A Thriller Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780778319955
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Park Row Books - May 30th, 2017

A shocking discovery and chilling secrets converge in this latest novel from New York Times bestselling author Heather Gudenkauf When a tragic accident leaves nurse Amelia Winn deaf, she spirals into a depression that ultimately causes her to lose everything that matters--her job, her husband, David, and her stepdaughter, Nora.


Missing Pieces Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780778319313
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mira Books - August 9th, 2016

A woman uncovers earth-shattering secrets about her husband's family in this chilling page-turner from New York Times bestselling author Heather Gudenkauf


Little Mercies Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780778316336
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mira Books - June 24th, 2014

In her latest ripped-from-the-headlines tour de force, New York Times bestselling author Heather Gudenkauf shows how one small mistake can have life-altering consequences


These Things Hidden Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780778315520
Availability: Out of Print / Unavailable
Published: Mira Books - October 29th, 2013

Allison Glenn tried to hide what happened that nightand failed. The consequence? A prison sentence. Now she's free. But secrets have a way of keeping you locked up.


One Breath Away Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780778313656
Availability: Special Order ~ Contact us for Availability
Published: Mira Books - June 26th, 2012

In her most emotionally charged novel to date, New York Times bestselling author Heather Gudenkauf explores the unspoken events that shape a community, the ties between parents and their children and how the fragile normalcy of our everyday life is so easily shattered.


The Weight of Silence Cover Image
$13.95
ISBN: 9780778327400
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 2-6 business days
Published: Mira Books - July 28th, 2009


It happens quietly one August morning. As dawn's shimmering light drenches the humid Iowa air, two families awaken to find their little girls have gone missing in the night.
Seven-year-old Calli Clark is sweet, gentle, a dreamer who suffers from selective mutism brought on by tragedy that pulled her deep into silence as a toddler.