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Songs for the Missing by Stewart O’Nan.. from Stewart O'Nan delves deeply into the mysteries of love and loss in this quietly thrilling, detailed account of the impact of a young woman's disappearance on her family and circle of friends. If you haven't encountered O'Nan's gritty realism, now's the time.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"You could call this novel many things. You could call it a mystery. You could call it a thriller. You could even call it a self-help book, for reading it slowly and carefully causes one to consider love and sorrow in a much larger context than simply that of this well-paced tale. O’Nan has a remarkable ability to pinpoint the ways in which hope and suffering are intertwined — and he does this while shifting easily between the viewpoints of his characters, so smoothly that the joints are invisible, yet so clearly that the reader is never lost.."

The NY Times

"In knowing detail, O'Nan conjures the landscape as well as the people in this "typical" slice of Midwest exurbia — where public life unfolds at the local Dairy Queen, the town shopping mall, the teenage swimming hole, the high-school gym. O'Nan also sensitively observes the fraying and deepening of relationships during trauma, and the unexpected ways it can change people."

The Seattle Times

Author bio: Stewart O’Nan’s award-winning fiction includes Snow Angels, A Prayer for the Dying, Last Night at the Lobster, and Emily, Alone. Granta named him one of America’s Best Young Novelists. He lives in Pittsburgh. More information can be found here:

Book Details: General Fiction; (287 pp. Luscious writing: Kindle/Audiobook/Print edition)

Publisher Website: 9780670020324

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