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What you wish for : a novel of suspense

Author: Janet Dawson
Publisher: Palo Alto ; McKinleyville, Calif. : Perseverance Press : John Daniel & Company, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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History professor Lindsey Page has a quiet, well-ordered life, but it's about to get complicated. Her daughter, with whom she has a troubled relationship, shows up on her doorstep. The immigrant woman Lindsey is interviewing for a book asks her for help in reclaiming the son taken from her during a massacre in her Salvadoran village. And her closest friends, the three women Lindsey has known since their college days  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Suspense fiction
Fiction
Detective and mystery stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Janet Dawson
ISBN: 9781564745187 156474518X
OCLC Number: 784448828
Description: 284 p. ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: Janet Dawson.

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History professor Lindsey Page has a quiet, well-ordered life, but it's about to get complicated. Her daughter, with whom she has a troubled relationship, shows up on her doorstep. The immigrant woman Lindsey is interviewing for a book asks her for help in reclaiming the son taken from her during a massacre in her Salvadoran village. And her closest friends, the three women Lindsey has known since their college days in Berkeley where they witnessed the kidnapping of Patty Hearst, are hiding secrets that will forever change those friendships. Lindsey must grapple with questions of family identity, nature vs. nurture, truth in wartime, the ethics of power for latter-day robber barons in the US and Central America, and the law of unforeseen consequences. Moving back and forth from the 1970s to the present, from the San Francisco Bay Area to El Salvador this sprawling saga follows Lindsey, her friends, and family through tumultuous political, social, and cultural changes and choices.

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