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The very marrow of our bones

Author: Christine Higdon
Publisher: [Strawberry Hills, NSW] : ReadHowYouWant, [2018]. ©2018.
Series: Read how you want 16.
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : Fiction : English : EasyRead large editionView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery fiction
Domestic fiction
Large type books
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christine Higdon
ISBN: 9781525279515 1525279513
OCLC Number: 1057335493
Notes: Optimized reading formats.
Copyright page from the original book.
Set in 16 point Verdana.
Description: xxii, 580 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.
Series Title: Read how you want 16.
Responsibility: Christine Higdon.

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"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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