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Author(s): Elizabeth Reeder

Location(s): Chicago

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern



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Roe is like any other fifteen year old suburban Chicago teenager. Her only worries are schoolwork, keeping up with her wayward best friend, and whether or not she should sleep with her boyfriend. Then her adoptive father, a locksmith, disappears one winter’s day without explanation. As Roe tries to find out where he is and why he left, her past unravels, revealing secrets and lies that will change her future forever. This is a beautiful novel about loss, identity and self-discovery in the harshest of circumstances, set in suburban Chicago. An extraordinarily assured debut.

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The wintry lakeside setting is lasting! it is a novel, set in suburban Chicago that transports the reader to this area of the States and also deals with loss and abandonment, described through the...

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