Sunday, October 16, 2022
A pair of New England authors have stories to tell about homecoming coming of age. In Annie Hartnett’s book Unlikely Animals, a girl drops out of medical school and moves home to take care of her father. When she gets home, she's unprepared to find that her former best friend from high school is missing, with no one bothering to look for her.
In Alison Espach’s book Notes on Your Sudden Disappearance a young teenager is in awe of her older sister, who seems to have all the answers to life’s questions. When she unexpectedly dies, her younger sister is left to deal with her loss.
A wry, sharply observant coming-of-age story that looks at the ways the people we love the most continue to shape our lives long after they’re gone.