Forthcoming in January 2019.

Silence

A Social History of One of the Least Understood Elements of Our Lives


ADVANCE PRAISE FOR SILENCE:
It is the great wit of this thoughtful book to juxtapose the silence of punishment with the silence of spiritual life and, in so doing, to deepen our understanding of each.
– Lewis Hyde, author of The Gift and Common as Air

In her stunning new book, Silence, Jane Brox has once again taken a seemingly familiar subject and made it the focus of her laser-like attention and lyrical prose, bringing readers along on a journey of investigation they will never forget.   Working from two extremes—silence as solace to the contemplative spirit, silence as punishment for the rebellious or merely unlawful—Brox uncovers a history that both shocks and soothes.  Silence is an uncommon book on an increasingly uncommon phenomenon, a gift to be treasured in the din of daily life.
– Megan Marshall, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Margaret Fuller: A New American Life and Elizabeth Bishop: A Miracle for Breakfast

A perceptive and subtle meditation about a “true reckoning with the self.”
Kirkus Reviews

Silence

A Social History of One of the Least Understood Elements of Our Lives


ADVANCE PRAISE FOR SILENCE:
It is the great wit of this thoughtful book to juxtapose the silence of punishment with the silence of spiritual life and, in so doing, to deepen our understanding of each.
– Lewis Hyde, author of The Gift and Common as Air

In her stunning new book, Silence, Jane Brox has once again taken a seemingly familiar subject and made it the focus of her laser-like attention and lyrical prose, bringing readers along on a journey of investigation they will never forget.   Working from two extremes—silence as solace to the contemplative spirit, silence as punishment for the rebellious or merely unlawful—Brox uncovers a history that both shocks and soothes.  Silence is an uncommon book on an increasingly uncommon phenomenon, a gift to be treasured in the din of daily life.
– Megan Marshall, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Margaret Fuller: A New American Life and Elizabeth Bishop: A Miracle for Breakfast

A perceptive and subtle meditation about a “true reckoning with the self.”
Kirkus Reviews

Forthcoming in January 2019.