Since the publication of her astonishing debut, Vanished, Mary McGarry Morris has been compared with John Steinbeck and Carson McCullers and widely praised as "a superb storyteller" (The Washington Post) and "one of our finest American writers" (The Miami Herald). Now, in her sixth novel, Morris has achieved new heights with her riveting chronicle of the Talcotts, a family in rural Vermont during the Great Depression.

Abandoned by his beautiful wife, Irene, Henry and their two young children, Thomas and Margaret, spend that summer in a tent on the edge of Black Pond. Henry, an itinerant butcher, struggles to provide for them, but often must leave them alone as he travels the county in search of work. And while Henry loves his children deeply, he is devastated by their mother’s desertion. He has not told them why she left or if she’ll return. When Mrs. Phyllis Farley, a prosperous neighbor, begins to woo the children as companions for her strange, housebound son, Henry must weigh an unusual proposition, the consequences of which may cost him everything. Powerfully imagined and intensely felt, The Lost Mother is a haunting masterwork and McGarry Morris’s strongest novel to date.

Genre: Historical

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September 2005 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Lost Mother
Author(s): Mary McGarry Morris
ISBN: 1-58547-588-2 / 978-1-58547-588-9 (USA edition)
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February 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Lost Mother: A Novel
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ISBN: 0-670-03389-8 / 978-0-670-03389-8 (USA edition)
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December 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Lost Mother: A Novel
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March 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Lost Mother
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May 2005 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Lost Mother
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May 2005 : Canada Audio edition
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February 2005 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Lost Mother
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February 2005 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Lost Mother
Author(s): Mary McGarry Morris
ISBN: 1-56511-924-X / 978-1-56511-924-6 (USA edition)
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December 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Lost Mother: A Novel
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