Leaving Unknown

Leaving Unknown

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"Mixing humor with tender moments, Reichs creates an enjoyable journey with wonderful writing and likable characters."
--Library Journal

From the author of The Best Day of Someone Else's Life comes Leaving Unknown--a funny and touching story of a young woman who, while traveling across country, finds herself stuck in the true middle of nowhere, a.k.a. Unknown, Arizona. Great writing comes naturally to Kerry Reichs (she's the daughter of New York Times bestselling author Kathy Reichs, whose Temperance Brennan forensic mysteries inspired the TV series Bones). With Leaving Unknown, Kerry has penned a bittersweet modern-day Odyssey that readers of Kristin Gore, Jennifer Crusie, Meg Cabot, and Jennifer Weiner will absolutely adore.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 358 pages
  • 134 x 202 x 26mm | 258.55g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 006180813X
  • 9780061808135
  • 652,726

Review quote

Mixing humor with tender moments, Reichs creates an enjoyable journey with wonderful writing and likable characters. --Library Journal"
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Back cover copy

Sweet Lips, Tennessee . . . Toad Suck, Arkansas . . . Okay, Oklahoma . . . Truth or Consequences, New Mexico . . . Maeve Connelly's epic road trip is taking her through every colorfully named tiny town in America on her way to the far less imaginatively named Los Angeles, California. With her foulmouthed cockatiel, Oliver, her only companion, Maeve's heading way off the beaten track with little money and a load of painful baggage she wants to leave behind. But when her beloved rattletrap, "Elsie," breaks down outside Unknown, Arizona, she finds herself taking a much longer rest stop than she anticipated.

The only mechanic in the vicinity is on an indefinite walkabout, so Maeve's in for the long haul--and she'll need to find two jobs to pay for Elsie's eventual repair. But she's starting to feel strangely at home among the quirky denizens of Unknown--especially around her new bookstore owner boss--so Maeve is seriously considering saying good-bye to Hollywood for good . . . if she can keep her past troubles from coming to light.

From Kerry Reichs, author of The Best Day of Someone Else's Life, comes a poignant and very funny new novel about finding yourself after finding yourself in the middle of nowhere.
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Rating details

1,241 ratings
3.94 out of 5 stars
5 30% (377)
4 42% (519)
3 21% (259)
2 5% (66)
1 2% (20)
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