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The very marrow of our bones : a novel

Author: Christine Higdon
Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : ECW Press, 2018.
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Defiance, faith, and triumph in a heartrending novel about daughters and mothers On a miserable November day in 1967, two women disappear from a working-class town on the Fraser River. The community is thrown into panic, with talk of drifters and murderous husbands. But no one can find a trace of Bette Parsons or Alice McFee. Even the egg seller, Doris Tenpenny, a woman to whom everyone tells their secrets, hears  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Domestic fiction
Detective and mystery fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Higdon, Christine.
Very Marrow of Our Bones : A Novel.
Toronto : ECW Press, ©2018
Print version:
Higdon, Christine.
Very marrow of our bones.
©2018
(DLC) 2017473984
(OCoLC)1003730880
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christine Higdon
ISBN: 9781773051857 1773051857
OCLC Number: 1030984577
Notes: Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed April 09, 2018).
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Front Cover; Copyright; Dedication; Body; Toward the End; Part One: Daughters; 1967, 1968; 1974, 1975; Nearly Now; Part Two: Mothers; 1967, 1968; 1977; Nearly Now, Too; Back Matter; A Musical Playlist to Listen to While Reading The Very Marrow of Our Bones; Acknowledgements; Back Cover.
Responsibility: Christine Higdon.
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Defiance, faith, and triumph in a heartrending novel about daughters and mothers On a miserable November day in 1967, two women disappear from a working-class town on the Fraser River. The community is thrown into panic, with talk of drifters and murderous husbands. But no one can find a trace of Bette Parsons or Alice McFee. Even the egg seller, Doris Tenpenny, a woman to whom everyone tells their secrets, hears nothing. Ten-year-old Lulu Parsons discovers something, though: a milk-stained note her mother, Bette, left for her father on the kitchen table. Wally, it says, I will not live in a tarpaper shack for the rest of my life ... Lulu tells no one, and months later she buries the note in the woods. At the age of ten, she starts running - and forgetting - lurching through her unraveled life, using the safety of solitude and detachment until, at fifty, she learns that she is not the only one who carries a secret. Hopeful, lyrical, comedic, and intriguingly and lovingly told, The Very Marrow of Our Bones explores the isolated landscapes and thorny attachments bred by childhood loss and buried secrets.

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