The Resource Until she comes home, Lori Roy

Until she comes home, Lori Roy

Label
Until she comes home
Title
Until she comes home
Statement of responsibility
Lori Roy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1958 Detroit, on Alder Avenue, neighbors struggle to care for neighbors amid a city ripe with conflicts that threaten their peaceful street. Grace, Alder's only expectant mother, eagerly awaits her first born. Best friend Julia prepares to welcome twin nieces. And Malina sets the tone with her stylish dresses, tasteful home, and ironfisted stewardship of St. Alban's bake sale. Life erupts when childlike Elizabeth disappears while in the care of Grace and Julia. All the ladies fear the recent murder of a black woman at the factory on Willingham Avenue where their husbands work may warn of what has become of Elizabeth, and they worry what is yet to become of Julia-- the last to see Elizabeth alive. The men mount an around-the-clock search, leaving their families vulnerable to sinister elements hidden in plain sight. Only Grace knows what happened, but her mother warns her not to tell. 'No man wants to know this about his wife.' Ashamed that her silence puts loved ones in harm's way, Grace gravitates toward the women of Willingham Avenue, who recognize her suffering as their own. Through their acceptance, Grace conquers her fear and dares to act. On Alder Avenue, vicious secrets bind friends, neighbors, and spouses. For the wicked among them, the walk home will be long" -- from author's web site
Summary
Preparing for their 1958 Detroit neighborhood's only expected birth, pregnant Grace, best friend Julia and stylish Malina are terror-stricken by the disappearance of a childlike neighbor under their care whose fate reveals sinister elements in their community.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10184210
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Roy, Lori
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Crimes against women
  • Communities
  • Female friendship
  • Murder
  • Missing women
  • Prejudice
  • Women with developmental disabilities
  • Working class
  • Secrets
  • Detroit, Michigan
Target audience
adult
Label
Until she comes home, Lori Roy
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocn808108581
Extent
p. cm.
Isbn
9780525953968
Lccn
2012031919
System control number
(OCoLC)808108581
Label
Until she comes home, Lori Roy
Publication
Control code
ocn808108581
Extent
p. cm.
Isbn
9780525953968
Lccn
2012031919
System control number
(OCoLC)808108581

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