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The very marrow of our bones [electronic resource] / Christine Higdon.

Higdon, Christine, (author.). hoopla digital. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781773051857 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 1773051857 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: [United States] : ECW Press, 2018.
  • Distributor: Made available through hoopla

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Summary, etc.:
Defiance, faith, and triumph in a heartrending novel about daughters and mothers. On a miserable November day in 1967, two women disappear from a working-class town on the Fraser River. The community is thrown into panic, with talk of drifters and murderous husbands. But no one can find a trace of Bette Parsons or Alice McFee. Even the egg seller, Doris Tenpenny, a woman to whom everyone tells their secrets, hears nothing. Ten-year-old Lulu Parsons discovers something, though: a milk-stained note her mother, Bette, left for her father on the kitchen table. Wally, it says, I will not live in a tarpaper shack for the rest of my life . . .Lulu tells no one, and months later she buries the note in the woods. At the age of ten, she starts running and forgetting lurching through her unraveled life, using the safety of solitude and detachment until, at fifty, she learns that she is not the only one who carries a secret. Hopeful, lyrical, comedic, and intriguingly and lovingly told, The Very Marrow of Our Bones explores the isolated landscapes and thorny attachments bred by childhood loss and buried secrets.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Missing persons > Fiction.
Solitude > Fiction.
Women > Fiction.
Secrecy > Fiction.
Small cities > Fiction.
Small cities > Fiction.
Electronic books.

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