The Story Behind the Story in Cynthia Ruchti’s novel Song of Silence

7 comments Posted on April 18, 2016

04.18 MTL Intersection


  • 04/18/2016
    Deborah Raney said:

    How beautiful, Cynthia! This left me in a puddle of tears…as your writing often does. But good, cleansing tears. I can’t wait to read Song of Silence.

  • 04/18/2016
    Kathy Carlton Willis said:

    Wow. I felt like I knew this book inside and out. And knew the author. But this article moved me to new depths! Thanks for sharing it.

  • 04/18/2016
    Cynthia Ruchti said:

    Thank you Deb and Kathy! You blessed my day!

  • 04/19/2016
    Mocha with Linda said:

    I love music as much as books, and my daughter is a Music Ed major. I just read Song of Silence over the weekend and already want to read it again! To say I loved it is too trite a comment. So many wonderful quotes about rests and music and how they correlate to life. This book is a symphony for the soul!

  • 04/19/2016
    Cynthia Ruchti said:

    Thank you, Linda! Your words moved me.

  • 04/19/2016
    Shelli Littleton said:

    Beautiful, Cynthia. I love the comments about “rests” … those speak volumes. Thank you for sharing your heart.

  • 04/20/2016
    Angie Arndt said:

    Like Deb, this left me crying, too. What a beautiful tribute to your father and your children’s vocal coach. Music touches the soul like nothing else and those who teach this heavenly language inspire us as well. Our church choir director is in ICU and it’s breaking my heart to see her that way.

    Thank you for the reminder that those silences are so loud they affect us more than the music.


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