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The very marrow of our bones

Author: Christine Higdon
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Canada : ECW Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Canadian fiction
Detective and mystery fiction
Domestic fiction
Fiction
Mystery fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Higdon, Christine.
Very marrow of our bones.
Toronto, Ont. : ECW Press, 2018
(OCoLC)1030984577
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christine Higdon
ISBN: 9781770414167 1770414169
OCLC Number: 1003730880
Notes: "A misFit book."
Description: 484 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Christine Higdon.

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"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."--Provided by publisher.
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