French Rights for Annamarie Beckel’s SILENCE OF STONE Sold !!!


Breakwater Books is pleased to announce that the French World Rights to the novel Silence of Stone have been sold to Guy Saint-Jean Éditeur Inc., a Quebec-based publisher.

Silence of Stone, the third novel from author Annamarie Beckel, is a critically acclaimed re-imagining of the true story of a young French noblewoman, Marguerite de Roberval, who was abandoned by her guardian on the Isle of Demons, a small island near Newfoundland and Labrador in 1542.  Critics have described the novel as “a deeply emotional tale” (Downhome), “well-written and stylistically distinctive” (Current Magazine) and “succinct, graphic, and lyrical” (The Telegram).

Formerly an ecologist and science writer and then a newsletter editor on an Ojibwe Indian reserve, Annamarie Beckel now lives in Kelligrews, NL. Her first novel, All Gone Widdun, won the first place fiction prize from the Midwest Independent Publishers Association and was acclaimed as “richly imagined, beautifully structured… a captivating story, very well told.” (Globe and Mail). Her second novel, Dancing in the Palm of His Hand, was hailed by critics as “remarkably well researched” (Atlantic Books Today) and “powerful, thought-provoking, highly recommended” (Hi-Rise).

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