Author: Bryn Chancellor ISBN: 9780062677129
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"In this masterful performance, Bryn Chancellor explores the loss around which an entire community has calcified with humanity and wisdom. Chancellor digs deep in these pages, unearthing broken hearts, secrets, betrayals, passion and most impressively grace. What a joy to find a book that is both propulsive and perfectly composed." Cynthia D Aprix Sweeney, author of The Nest

An award-winning writer makes her debut with this mesmerizing page-turner in the spirit ofEverything I Never Told You and Olive Kitteridge.

Out for a hike one scorching afternoon in Sycamore, Arizona, a newcomer to town stumbles across what appear to be human remains embedded in the wall of a dry desert ravine.As news of the discovery makes its way around town, Sycamore s longtime residents fear the bones may belong toJess Winters, the teenage girl who disappeared suddenly some eighteen years earlier, an unsolved mystery that has soaked into the porous rock of the town and haunted it ever since. In the days it takes the authorities to make an identification, the residents rekindle stories, rumors, and recollections both painful and poignant as they revisit Jess stroubledhistory.In resurrecting the past, the people of Sycamore will find clarity, unexpected possibility, and a way forward for their lives.

Skillfully interweaving multiple points of view, Bryn Chancellor knowingly maps thebloodlines of a community and the indelible characters at its heart most notably Jess Winters, a thoughtful, promising adolescent poised on thethreshold of adulthood. Evocative and atmospheric, Sycamoreis a coming-of-age story, a mystery, and a moving exploration of the elemental forces that drive human nature desire, loneliness, grief, love, forgiveness, and hope as witnessed through the inhabitants of one small Arizona town.

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Format Paperback
Other Info 147 x 226 x 23mm 454g
Pages 323
Publication Date 2017
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Inc