What we've lost is nothing: a novel
First Scribner hardcover edition.
From an NPR contributor, investigative journalist, and one of Library Journal's "outstanding new voices," a striking debut novel that chronicles the first twenty-four hours after a mass burglary in a suburban Chicago neighborhood and the suspicions, secrets, and prejudices that surface in its wake. One of Vogue.com's "Ten Best Suspense Books" In her striking debut novel, Rachel Louise Snyder chronicles the twenty-four hours following a mass burglary in a Chicago suburb and the suspicions, secrets, and prejudices that surface in its wake. Nestled on the edge of Chicago's gritty west side, Oak Park is a suburb in flux. To the west, theaters and shops frame posh houses designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. To the east lies a neighborhood still recovering from urban decline. In the center of the community sits Ilios Lane, a pristine cul-de-sac dotted with quiet homes that bridge the surrounding extremes of wealth and poverty. On the first warm day in April, Mary Elizabeth McPherson, a lifelong resident of Ilios Lane, skips school with her friend Sofia. As the two experiment with a heavy dose of ecstasy in Mary Elizabeth's dining room, a series of home invasions rocks their neighborhood. At first the community is determined to band together, but rising suspicions soon threaten to destroy the world they were attempting to create. Filtered through a vibrant pinwheel of characters, Snyder's tour de force evokes the heightened tension of a community on edge as it builds toward one of the most explosive conclusions in recent fiction. Incisive and panoramic, What We've Lost is Nothing illuminates the evolving relationship between American cities and their suburbs, the hidden prejudices that can threaten a way of life, and the redemptive power of tolerance in a community torn asunder.
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|Grouping Title||what we ve lost is nothing|
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|Last Grouping Update||2018-06-28 23:47:58PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-09-24 00:06:54AM|
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|available_at_catalog||Main Kids, Main Library|
|detailed_location_catalog||Main Library - Adult Fiction|
|display_description||Living on a suburban cul-de-sac positioned between extremely wealthy and impoverished neighbors, high school student Mary Elizabeth McPherson witnesses acts of violence and compassion that reverberate throughout her community in the wake of a string of burglaries.|
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|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|owning_location_catalog||Main Kids, Main Library|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000425476|Book|Books|First Scribner hardcover edition.|English|Scribner,|2014.|xi, 302 pages ; 24 cm.|
|subject_facet||Burglary -- Fiction, Oak Park (Ill.) -- Fiction, Race relations -- Fiction, Suburban life -- Fiction|
|title_display||What we've lost is nothing : a novel|
|title_full||What we've lost is nothing : a novel / Rachel Louise Snyder|
|title_short||What we've lost is nothing :|
|topic_facet||Burglary, Race relations, Suburban life|