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Songs for the Missing by Stewart O'Nan

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Kim Larsen is 18 years old and just a month away from leaving for college. Like many small town kids, she is anxious to be part of the wider world and experience life on her own.

Then she disappears. No sign of her or her car. No one’s seen anything. So, this becomes a story of those who knew Kim, and how they deal with losing her. Some get organized, some head for the outdoors, some turn into themselves and some just stay away.

Mr. O’Nan’s skillful writing lets readers enmesh themselves into Kim’s world. I felt I could truly empathize with certain characters and hope I never know these feelings outside of a book. Girls disappear often and many times their fates remain unknown, this is a look at the torment and heartache suffered by those around the missing. Check catalog for availability.

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