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Songs for the Missing: A Novel

Authors: O'Nan, Stewart
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: FIC045000, FIC019000, FIC031080
ISBN: 9781440635229, Related ISBNs: 0143116029, 0143143565, 067002032X, 1440635226, 1440656746
Classification: Fiction
Number of pages: 304,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: A heartfelt family drama of loss and reconciliation with the unthinkable, from the author of Emily, Alone and Henry, Himself

Returning 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.
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