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Aug 25, 2009
| ISBN 9780143116028
Oct 30, 2008
| ISBN 9781440635229
Oct 30, 2008
| 600 Minutes
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Aug 25, 2009 | ISBN 9780143116028
Oct 30, 2008 | ISBN 9781440635229
Oct 30, 2008 | ISBN 9781440656743
A heartfelt family drama of loss and reconciliation with the unthinkable, from the author of Emily, Alone and Henry, HimselfReturning again to the theme of working-class people and their wrenching concerns, Songs for the Missing begins with the suspenseful pace of a thriller, following an Ohio community’s efforts to locate a young woman who has gone missing. It soon deepens into an affecting portrait of a family trying desperately to hold onto itself and the memory of a daughter whose return becomes increasingly unlikely. Stark and honest, this is an intimate account of what happens behind the headlines of a very American tragedy.
An enthralling portrait of one family in the aftermath of a daughterâ€™s disappearance.It was the summer of her Chevette, of J.P. and letting her hair grow. It was also the summer when, without warning, popular high school student Kim Larsen disappeared from her small midwestern town. Her loving parents, her introverted sister, her friends and boyfriend must now do everything they can to find her. As desperate search parties give way to pleading television appearances, and private investigations yield to personal revelations, we see one townâ€™s intimate struggle to maintain hope and, finally, to live with the unknown.Stewart Oâ€™Nanâ€™s new novel begins with the suspense and pacing of a thriller and soon deepens into an affecting family drama of loss. On the heels of his critically acclaimed and nationally bestselling Last Night at the Lobster, Songs for the Missing is an honest, heartfelt account of one familyâ€™s attempt to find their child. With a soulful empathy for these ordinary heroes, Oâ€™Nan draws us into the world of this small American town and allows us to feel a part of this family.
Stewart O’Nan is the author of numerous books, including West of Sunset, The Odds, Emily Alone, Snow Angels, Songs for the Missing, and A Prayer for the Dying. His 2007 novel, Last Night at the Lobster, was a national bestseller and a finalist for… More about Stewart O’Nan
Connecticut Book Award
IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
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