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In the unrelenting cold and bitter winter of upstate New York, Jack and his wife, Fanny, are trying to cope with the desperate sorrow they feel over the death of their young daughter. The loss forms a chasm in their relationship as Jack, a sardonic Vietnam vet, looks for a way to heal them both.

Then, in a nearby town, a fourteen-year-old girl disappears somewhere between her home and church. Though she is just one of the hundreds of children who vanish every year in America, Jack turns all his attention to this little girl. For finding what has become of this child could be Jack's salvation--if he can just get to her in time. . . .

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"Fierce, wise, gripping, and true." - Carol Shields


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Hardback Editions

March 1999 : USA Hardback

Title: Girls
Author(s): Frederick Busch
ISBN: 0-517-36161-2 / 978-0-517-36161-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Value Publishing
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March 1998 : USA Hardback

Title: Girls (Ballantine Reader's Circle (Prebound))
Author(s): Frederick Busch
ISBN: 1-4177-1422-0 / 978-1-4177-1422-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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March 1997 : USA Hardback
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Title: Girls: A Novel
Author(s): Frederick Busch
ISBN: 0-517-70455-2 / 978-0-517-70455-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harmony
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1997 : USA Hardback
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Title: Girls Edition: reprint
Author(s): Frederick Busch
ISBN: 0-609-70455-9 / 978-0-609-70455-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House~trade
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Paperback Editions

March 1998 : USA Paperback
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Title: Girls: A Novel (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
Author(s): Frederick Busch
ISBN: 0-449-91263-9 / 978-0-449-91263-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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Kindle Editions

August 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Girls: A Novel (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
Author(s): Frederick Busch
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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