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The World Before Us - Aislinn Hunter
The World Before Us
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The brilliant, hauntingly beautiful, and assured second novel, twelve years in the making, from a writer whose previous novel Stay was a Globe "Top 100" pick, a finalist for the Amazon First Novel Award, and made into a feature film.      When she was just fifteen, smart, sensitive Jane Standen... show more
The brilliant, hauntingly beautiful, and assured second novel, twelve years in the making, from a writer whose previous novel Stay was a Globe "Top 100" pick, a finalist for the Amazon First Novel Award, and made into a feature film.      When she was just fifteen, smart, sensitive Jane Standen lived through a nightmare: she lost the sweet five-year-old girl she was minding during a walk in the woods. The little girl was never found, leaving her family, and Jane, devastated. Now the grown-up Jane is an archivist at a small London museum that is about to close for lack of funding. As her one last project, she is searching the archives for scraps of information related to another missing person--a woman who disappeared some 125 years ago from a Victorian asylum. As the novel moves back and forth between the museum in contemporary London, the Victorian asylum, and a dilapidated country house that seems to connect both missing people, it unforgettably explores the repercussions of small acts, the power of affection, and the irrepressible vitality of everyday objects and events.      Here is a rivetting, gorgeously written novel that powerfully reminds us of the possibility that we are less alone than we might think.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780553418521 (0553418521)
ASIN: 553418521
Pages no: 432
Edition language: English
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It's a Mad Mad World
It's a Mad Mad World rated it
3.0 The World Before Us by Aislinn Hunter
Jane was fifteen-year-old when Lily, the child she was babysitting, disappeared when they were out in the woods with the girl's father. twenty years later is she working in a small London museum that is about to close ,because lack of funding. Jane has been researching a young girl that disappeared...
Marjorie's World of Books
Marjorie's World of Books rated it
5.0 Utterly unique
What a delightful blend of the past and the present and the ties between them. This book is so unique and completely one of a kind. I’ve never read anything like it. This is a hauntingly beautiful book, one that will pull you into its imaginative world. It’s breathtaking, magical and poetical –...
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3.0 The World Before Us
The World Before Us by Aislinn Hunter is a ghost story, in that, ghosts are the main characters in the book. From the description, the book sounds like a mystery, but it is more a reflection on life and the things that bind us to the past and the things that define our identity. Although the book is...
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4.0 The World Before Us / Aislinn Hunter
When she was just fifteen, smart, sensitive Jane Standen lived through a nightmare: she lost the sweet five-year-old girl she was minding during a walk in the woods. The little girl was never found, leaving her family, and Jane, devastated. Now the grown-up Jane is an archivist at a small London mus...
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5.0 The World Before Us, by Aislinn Hunter
After we are gone, all that's left for the living are documents and photographs and memories—at least until the bearers of those memories pass on in their turn. Perhaps there's a bit more documentation these days with everyone carrying around a phone with a camera and access to a social network or t...
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