Waiting for the Night Song

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A moving novel about friendships forged in childhood magic and ruptured by the high price of secrets that leave you forever changed.

Cadie Kessler has spent decades trying to cover up one truth. One moment. But deep down, didn't she always know her secret would surface?

An urgent message from her long-estranged best friend Daniela Garcia brings Cadie, now a forestry researcher, back to her childhood home. There, Cadie and Daniela are forced to face a dark secret that ended both their idyllic childhood bond and the magical summer that takes up more space in Cadie's memory then all her other years combined.

Now grown up, bound by long-held oaths, and faced with truths she does not wish to see, Cadie must decide what she is willing to sacrifice to protect the people and the forest she loves, as drought, foreclosures, and wildfire spark tensions between displaced migrant farm workers and locals.

Waiting for the Night Song is a love song to the natural beauty around us, a call to fight for what we believe in, and a reminder that the truth will always rise.

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Title:Waiting for the Night Song
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  • daph pink ?

    DNF :- 60% It's not a good sign when you feel - 250 pages in and I don't care. This book is trying to address so many situations that none of them are done well. I am having a hard time concentrating...

  • Theresa Alan

    This is an interesting book in that it’s a literary novel with some suspenseful sections. It’s a story about immigrants and anti-immigrant sentiment and about folks who care about the environment ...

  • Carolyn

    Told in two time lines, this novel tells of an event that happened to two young girls enjoying their summer in the New Hampshire woods and the ripples it caused down the years for those involved. Elev...

  • Julie (JuJu)

    With such a beautiful cover and enticing description, I had high hopes for this one. It’s not that I didn’t enjoy it, but it wasn’t the unputdownable read I craved. It did have a very satisfying...

  • MimiMaybeMiriam

    @juliecdalton has written a winner folks! She has captured the youthful belief in the possible that comes with our first friendships and mixed it with the woodsy, sweet, metallic scent of New England'...

  • Pamela Loring

    A bucolic summer, a close friendship, escapades picking blueberries on a New Hampshire lake: life seems so simple, but beetles are quietly undermining the health of the forest, and the ugly machinatio...

  • Bkwmlee

    This was another one of those books that I found difficult to fit neatly into a single genre. While the timeline was a bit ambiguous (the chapters alternated between “that summer” and “present d...

  • Leslie Teel

    Part thriller, part ecological warning, Waiting for the Night Song is a beautiful story of friendship, racism, and the natural world...impossible to put down, it will stay with you. I can't wait to re...

  • Teresa

    Waiting for the Night Song, the debut novel of Julie Carrick Dalton, is a story of childhood best friends, the sweetness of long summer days of freedom and exploration, but also of ugly secrets and th...

  • Nursebookie

    I enjoyed this amazing read that is delivered in dual time lines of “Present Day” and “That Summer”. This is a book that has a lot of themes within this beautiful story; a coming-of-age tale a...