Emily's Dress and Other Missing Things
By Kathryn Burak
(Roaring Brook Press, Hardcover, 9781596437364, 240pp.)
Publication Date: October 2, 2012
When Claire’s best friend Richy went missing, he disappeared without a trace. But when Emily Dickinson’s dress goes missing from the Amherst museum, she knows exactly where it is: in her closet.As Claire and her student teacher, Tate, attempt to figure out what do to about the dress, they begin to uncover the truth behind Richy's disappearing act. Following a trail of clues across state lines, Claire and Tate attempt to find the person that Claire knows in her gut is responsible for his disappearance.
Kate Burak's stories and poems have been published in the Missouri Review, Western Humanities Review, Gettysburg Review and Fiction. She currently teaches writing at Boston University. This is her first novel.
“…a complete portrait of loss, longing, redemption, and love.”--Booklist, starred
“[a] fulfilling read for aspiring writers and fans of literary fiction.”--Kirkus
“…lyrical and refreshing…”--School Library Journal
"Though it deals with entirely different issues, this book will appeal to fans of Laurie Halse Anderson’s Wintergirls (Viking, 2009/VOYA April 2009) and Speak (Farrar Straus Giroux, 1999/VOYA December 1999)."— VOYA