I was drawn in by the cover and once I saw who the author was I knew I had to read it! Ruta Sepety's is a magnificent writer. Even from the excerpt I am drawn in and can't wait to read more. She is a master of storytelling and The Fountains of Silence show that. The author writes in such a way that just from reading the very beginning, the characters are tugging on my heart strings. This is beautifully written and plays with all my emotions. I can't wait to read more of this lovely masterpiece.