The Local News

The Local News

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BONUS: This edition contains a reader's guide. When fifteen-year-old Lydia Pasternaka€™s popular older brother Danny disappears late one summer night, she unwillingly becomes a celebrity in her community and an afterthought to her bereaved parents. In Dannya€™s absence, Lydia blossoms from a bookish outcast to the center of attention, all while grappling with her grudging grief for a brother she never particularly liked. When an intriguing private investigator enters the picture, Lydia finds herself drawn into the search for clues to Dannya€™s whereabouts. The shocking end to that trail of cluesa€”an end that Lydia never prepares fora€”will haunt her for the rest of her life. An authentic and at times surprisingly funny dissection of public and private grief, The Local News is an accomplished, affecting debut.aquot;Thata#39;s why ita#39;s making that noise. ... 1 laughed and told him hea#39;d make a good dad. ... 1 studied his profile, the thin sideburns, the tiniest hints of age lines beside his eyes, the spot where the wrinkles would set in in earnest a few years fromanbsp;...

Title:The Local News
Author:Miriam Gershow
Publisher:Spiegel & Grau - 2009-02-24


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