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The silence of bones / June Hur.

Hur, June, (author.).


In Joseon Dynasty-era Korea, sixteen-year-old Seol, an indentured servant within the police bureau, becomes entangled in a politically-charged investigation into the murder of a noblewoman.
1800, Joseon (Korea). Homesick and orphaned, Seol is indentured to the police bureau. She has been tasked with assisting a well-respected young inspector with the investigation into the politically charged murder of a noblewoman. The two form an unlikely bond of friendship as they delve into the dead woman's secrets. But when he becomes the prime suspect, Seol may be the only one capable of discovering what truly happened on the night of the murder. In a land where silence and obedience are valued above all else, curiosity can be deadly. -- adapted from jacket

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250229557
  • ISBN: 1250229553
  • Physical Description: 326 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
A Junior Library Guild Selection --inside front cover
Target Audience Note:
800L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 6.1 15 511875.
Subject: Police > Fiction.
Indentured servants > Fiction.
Murder > Fiction.
Siblings > Fiction.
Catholics > Fiction.
Persecution > Fiction.
Korea > History > Chos┼Ćn dynasty, 1392-1910 > Fiction.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.
Historical fiction.
Young adult fiction.

Available copies

  • 15 of 15 copies available at Missouri Evergreen.


  • 0 current holds with 15 total copies.
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Barton County - Lamar YA FIC HUR (Text) 31978125022955 Young Adult Fiction Available -
Crawford County Library-Recklein Memorial-Cuba YAF HUR (Text) 33431000467736 YA Fiction Available -
Heartland Regional Library - Belle YA F HUR (Text) 35555002065219 Young Adult Fiction Available -
Heartland Regional Library - Eldon YA F HUR (Text) 35555002065227 Young Adult Fiction Available -
Heartland Regional Library - Vienna YA F HUR (Text) 35555002065193 Young Adult Fiction Available -
Jefferson County Library-Arnold TF MYSTERY HUR (Text) 30061060067762 Teen Fiction Available -
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Little Dixie - Main Library - Moberly YA HUR (Text) 2004461012 YA Fiction Available -
Livingston - Lillian DesMarias Youth Library YA Hur (Text) 2601888563 Teen Fiction Available -
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