The bright forever: a novel

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On an evening like any other, nine-year-old Katie Mackey, daughter of the most affluent family in a small town on the plains of Indiana, sets out on her bicycle to return some library books. This simple act is at the heart ofThe Bright Forever, a suspenseful, deeply affecting novel about the choices people make that change their lives forever. Keeping fact, speculation, and contradiction playing off one another as the details unfold, author Lee Martin creates a fast-paced story that is as gripping as it is richly human. His beautiful, clear-eyed prose builds to an extremely nuanced portrayal of the complicated give and take among people struggling to maintain their humanity in the shadow of a loss. Reminiscent of books such asThe Little FriendandThe Lovely Bones, but most memorable for its own perceptions and power,The Bright Foreveris a compelling and emotional tale about the human need to know even the hardest truth. A Featured Alternate of the Literary Guild, Doubleday Book Club, and Book-of-the-Month Club Also available as a Books on Tape AudioBook and an eBook
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9781400097913
9780307238160
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On an evening like any other, nine-year-old Katie Mackey, daughter of the most affluent family in a small town on the plains of Indiana, sets out on her bicycle to return some library books.
This simple act is at the heart of The Bright Forever, a deeply affecting novel about the choices people make that change their lives forever. Fact, speculation, and contradiction play off one another as the details about Katie's disappearance—and about the townspeople—unfold, creating a fast-paced story that is as gripping as it is richly human. A nuanced portrayal of the complicated give and take among people struggling to maintain their humanity in the shadow of a loss, The Bright Forever is a compelling and emotional tale about the human need to know even the hardest truth.
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subject_facet Girls -- Crimes against -- Fiction, Illinois -- Fiction, Kidnapping -- Fiction, Loss (Psychology) -- Fiction, Missing children -- Fiction, Revenge -- Fiction
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