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Watch me disappear : a novel

Brown, Janelle, author.,
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First Edition.

"A beautiful Berkeley mom with a radical past vanishes while hiking, leaving her family to piece together her secrets, in this keenly observed novel for readers of Emma Straub and Maria Semple--from the bestselling author ofAll We Ever Wanted Was Everything"--
"Billie is a beautiful Berkeley mom with a radical past--a teenage runaway from Northern California who took up with a group of environmental activists wanted by the FBI, lived dangerously, but when she meets Jonathan, a tech magazine editor and all around good guy, she settles easily into the life of an eco-conscious, stay-at-home suburban yoga mom. Their daughter Olive, under her mother's watchful gaze, becomes a lovely, introverted, slightly eccentric girl. As she reaches adolescence and needs Billie's full-time attention less, Billie throws herself into extreme sports--marathons, scuba diving, rock climbs, solo hikes. On one of these expeditions, Billie vanishes from the trail--only a hiking boot is found. The family is devastated--a year of intense mourning passes in which they await the closure that a body and a death certificate will bring. Jonathan drinks; Olive grows remote. But then she starts having waking dreams--hallucinations?--in which her very vibrant mother urges the girl to look for her, and Olive begins to believe her mother is still alive and in trouble. Jonathan believes the trauma and anxiety of losing her mother is making Olive ill, until he uncovers a secret that that compels him to consider that Billie may not be dead after all and sends him on his own quest for the truth--about Billie, their marriage, and the things people do in the name of love.."--

Available copies

  • 2 of 8 copies available at OWWL.

Current holds

5 current holds with 8 total copies.
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Geneva Public Library BROWN (Text)
First Floor New Books
52118300863765
Available
-
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Lima Public Library FIC BRO (Text)
Adult Fiction
32139000990521
On holds shelf
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Ontario Public Library FIC BRO (Text)
Adult New Materials
52126300717550
Checked out
08/09/2017
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Perry Public Library FIC BRO (Text)
Adult Fiction
52142302204596
Reshelving
-
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Red Creek Free Library FIC BRO (Text)
Adult Fiction
52145100148063
Checked out
08/04/2017
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Sodus Community Library FIC BRO (Text)
Adult Fiction
52148300463092
Checked out
08/16/2017
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Victor Farmington Library BRO (Text)
Adult New Materials
52128300800048
In transit
-
Williamson Public Library FIC BRO (Text)
Adult New Materials
52152300697287
Checked out
08/07/2017
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.

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