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The world before us: a novel

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The brilliant, hauntingly beautiful second novel, twelve years in the making, from a writer whose previous novel Stay was a Globe and Mail Top 100 pick, a finalist for the Amazon First Novel Award, and made into a feature film.      When she was just fifteen, smart, sensitive Jane Standen lived through a nightmare: she lost the sweet five-year-old girl she was minding during a walk in the woods. The little girl was never found, leaving her family, and Jane, devastated. Now the grown-up Jane is an archivist at a small London museum that is about to close for lack of funding. As her one last project, she is searching the archives for scraps of information related to another missing person--a woman who disappeared some 125 years ago from a Victorian asylum. As the novel moves back and forth between the museum in contemporary London, the Victorian asylum, and a dilapidated country house that seems to connect both missing people, it unforgettably explores the repercussions of small acts, the power of affection, and the irrepressible vitality of everyday objects and events.      Here is a rivetting, gorgeously written novel that powerfully reminds us of the possibility that we are less alone than we might think.
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Grouped Work ID 45a175be-ba38-cff3-df89-35c4899c5eb5
Full title world before us
Author hunter aislinn
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Last Update 2018-05-24 23:05:25PM
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display_description "Deep in the woods of northern England, somewhere between a dilapidated estate and an abandoned Victorian asylum, fifteen-year-old Jane Standen lived through a nightmare. She was babysitting a sweet young girl named Lily, and in one fleeting moment, lost her. The little girl was never found, leaving her family and Jane devastated. Twenty years later, Jane is an archivist at a small London museum that is about to close for lack of funding. As a final research project--an endeavor inspired in part by her painful past--Jane surveys the archives for information related to another missing person: a woman who disappeared over one hundred years ago in the same woods where Lily was lost."--Publisher.
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subject_facet Archivists -- Fiction, Asylums -- Fiction, Audiobooks, England -- Fiction, London (England) -- Fiction, Missing persons -- Fiction, Museums -- Fiction, Psychological fiction
title_display The world before us : a novel
title_full The World Before Us A Novel, The world before us : a novel / Aislinn Hunter, The world before us [sound recording] : a novel / Aislinn Hunter
title_short The world before us :
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