When six-year-old Hannah’s brutal honesty is mistaken for lying, she stops speaking. Her family, her community, and eventually the entire nation, struggle to find meaning in her silence. All she wants is to find her momma, a little peace and quiet, and maybe some pancakes.
WINNER: Pinnacle Book Achievement Award, Summer 2014 -- Best Fiction
“This book is so well written and Hannah is so compelling, her voice lingers in my mind long after I have finished reading. If Hannah’s Voice doesn’t end up on the bestseller’s list, on every notable list... I will be shocked. I will definitely keep my eyes open for more from Robb Grindstaff!” ~ Michelle L. Johnson
Hannah stands at the intersection of anarchists and fundamentalists, between power politics and an FBI investigation. School officials suspect abuse. Church members are divided—either she has a message from God or is possessed by a demon. Social workers interrupt an exorcism to wrest Hannah away from her momma, who has a tenuous grip on sanity.
Hidden in protective foster care for twelve years, she loses all contact with her mother and remains mute by choice.
When Hannah leaves foster care at age eighteen to search for Momma, a national debate rages over her silence.
A religious movement awaits her prophecy and celebrates her return. An anarchist group, Voices for the Voiceless, cites Hannah as its inspiration. The nation comes unhinged, and the conflict spills into the streets when presidential candidates chime in with their opinions on Hannah—patriotic visionary or dangerous radical. A remnant still believes she is evil and seeks to dispatch her from this world.
One word would put an end to the chaos… if only Hannah can find her voice.
“Hannah’s Voice is a beautiful story, and I’m going to tell you about it, but before I do: seriously, you guys, read it. I’m not kidding. You’ll be changed forever, inside... it’s not a book with such strong thematic material that it will make anyone cringe, but it will be burned into your brain for eternity in such a delightful way. Touching, moving, funny, awesome. I can’t say it enough: this book is revolutionary, and the best thing I’ve read in years.” ~ Naomi Sarah
[Upmarket Literary, Coming-of-Age, Culture, Southern Fiction]
Evolved Publishing presents a novel that captures the heartwarming and unique voice first of six-year-old Hannah, and later of the teenage Hannah, in a story sure to bring a smile to your face, and occasionally a tear. [DRM-Free]
Books by Robb Grindstaff:
- Carry Me Away
- Hannah’s Voice
- Turning Trixie (Coming Late 2018)
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- The Daughter of the Sea and the Sky by David Litwack
- Enfold Me by Steven Greenberg
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