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The Very Marrow of Our Bones - A Novel

The Very Marrow of Our Bones - A Novel

Author: Christine Higdon
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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 carri

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General Fields

  • : 9781770414167
  • : ECW Press
  • : ECW Press
  • : April 2018
  • : 1.085 Inches X 5.5 Inches X 8.5 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 813/.6
  • : 488
  • : Christine Higdon