Songs for the Missing

Songs for the Missing

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A heartfelt family drama of loss and reconciliation with the unthinkable Look out for City of Secrets coming from Viking on April 26, 2016 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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 287 pages
  • 134 x 200 x 20mm | 258.55g
  • Penguin Books
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0143116029
  • 9780143116028
  • 652,344

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"Riveting . . . Songs for the Missing is an engaging and often excruciating read." -"The Plain Dealer" (Cleveland)" O'Nan is on a kind of mission to restore a simple, true sense of humanity to the novel." -"The New York Times Book Review" ""Songs for the Missing" has a plot that is deceptively easy to summarize, but the book has a mood so subtle that only first-rate fiction can evoke it." -"San Francisco Chronicle" "O'Nan's writing is undeniably skillful . . . The pacing is spotless." -"The Miami Herald"
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About Stewart O'Nan

Stewart O'Nan is the author of numerous books, including West of Sunset, The Odds, Emily Alone, Snow Angels, Songs for the Missing, and A Prayer for the Dying. His 2007 novel, Last Night at the Lobster, was a national bestseller and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. He was born and raised in Pittsburgh, where he lives with his family.
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3,324 ratings
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4 35% (1,179)
3 37% (1,226)
2 13% (436)
1 3% (85)
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