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Songs for the Missing - Stewart O'Nan
Songs for the Missing
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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... show more
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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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780670020324 (067002032X)
Publisher: Viking Adult
Pages no: 287
Edition language: English
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Portable Mistletoe
Portable Mistletoe rated it
3.0 Songs for the Missing ★★★☆☆
I've often thought that novels conveniently focus on characters who don't seem to need to worry about ordinary things, like paying the bills, or who have regular jobs. Regular, everyday people, in other words. This novel does just that. It tells the story of very ordinary people experiencing a truly...
cczarneckikernus
cczarneckikernus rated it
3.0 Songs for the Missing
Well-written, gripping, and, fittingly, depressing.
ellaminnowpea
ellaminnowpea rated it
This really gets three and a half stars.Set in a small town in Ohio, between Lake Erie and the Pennsylvania state line, this book examines what happens to the friends and family of Kim Larsen, an eighteen year old woman who goes missing the summer after her high school graduation. Different chapters...
auntieannie
auntieannie rated it
5.0 Songs for the Missing: A Novel
Kim Larsen disappears during the summer before going to college. She's been hanging out with her friends, Nina and Elise, her boyfriend JP, and working the overnight shift at the Conoco. There's a short window of time between being last seen on her way to work. Her friends think she's blown off the ...
2manybooks2read
2manybooks2read rated it
4.0
i had been longing to read one of stewart o'nan's books for a long time...he's a friend of stephen king and i had always heard good things about his books. i'm so glad i was chosen to read Songs for the Missing as part of the Barnes and Noble First Look Book Club. this book was wonderful. i tend ...
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