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Songs for the Missing

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Songs for the Missing

By Stewart O'Nan

Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143116028, 287pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2009

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Description
A heartfelt family drama of loss and reconciliation with the unthinkable
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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 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.


NPR
Sunday, Mar 16, 2014

Inspired by the missing Malaysia Airlines flight, author Jonathan Evison recommends the novel Songs for the Missing, by Stewart O'Nan, as a book with something to say about mysterious disappearances. More at NPR.org

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