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The very marrow of our bones: A Novel

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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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Full title very marrow of our bones
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Last Update 2018-05-02 04:21:37AM
Last Indexed 2018-05-26 04:24:13AM

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subject_facet Detective and mystery fiction, Domestic fiction, Electronic books, Family Life, Lesbian, Literary, Missing persons -- Fiction, Mystery fiction, Secrecy -- Fiction, Small cities -- Fiction, Solitude -- Fiction, Women, Women -- Fiction
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