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All That's Bright and Gone

(2019)
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One of Amazon's Best Books of December 2019!

Fans of Jodi Picoult and Fredrik Backman will fall for this tenderhearted debut mystery following a young girl on a quest to save her family.


I know my brother is dead. But sometimes Mama gets confused.

There's plenty about the grownup world that six-year-old Aoife doesn't understand. Like what happened to her big brother Theo and why her mama is in the hospital instead of home where she belongs. Uncle Donny says she just needs to be patient, but Aoife's sure her mama won't be able to come home until Aoife learns what really happened to her brother. The trouble is no one wants to talk about Theo because he was murdered. But by whom?

With her imaginary friend Teddy by her side and the detecting skills of her nosy next door neighbor, Aoife sets out to uncover the truth about her family. But as her search takes her from the banks of Theo's secret hideout by the river to the rooftops overlooking Detroit, Aoife will learn that some secrets can't stay hidden forever and sometimes the pain we bury is the biggest secret of them all.

Driven by Aoife's childlike sincerity and colored by her vivid imagination, All That's Bright and Gone illuminates the unshakeable bond between families--and the lengths we'll go to bring our loved ones home.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"A dreamlike, enthralling whodunit for fans of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, filtered through the imaginative mind of a precocious six-year-old girl. An impressive debut." - A J Banner

"A luminous debut. Eliza Nellums' six-year-old Aoife (pronounced "EE-fah", if you please) will knock you cock-a-hoop. A hero's journey, with possible angels, ghosts, and Teddies. It will change forever the way you look at the little girl next door." - Alan Bradley

"Heart-wrenching . . . Nellums takes her readers on a twisty carnival ride." - Susan Crawford

"Triumphant . . . A gorgeously intimate work of art. Nellums has a grip like Virgil, and you won't want to let go." - Meg Elison

"All That's Bright and Gone is all that a coming-of-age story should be. Endearing, funny, and poignant, you'll be charmed by six-year-old narrator Aiofe and be rooting for her as she tries to come to terms with the complexities of life by solving the mystery of death." - Lesley Kagen

"A gripping and affecting debut that will leave you laughing. Prepare to fall in love with this beautiful mystery and six-year old Aoife. Eliza Nellums is one to watch." - Rhiannon Navin

"A thoughtful, compelling, thrilling mystery with heart." - Laurie Petrou

"Eliza Nellums has crafted a mesmerizing debut novel. Pulled into the world of Aoife, a six-year-old girl searching for the truth about her brother, we experience her grief and hope as our own as the mystery twists and turns to an unexpected ending. A thoroughly engaging read!" - Wendy Walker


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December 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: All That's Bright and Gone: A Novel
Author(s): Eliza Nellums
ISBN: 1-64385-237-X / 978-1-64385-237-9 (USA edition)
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December 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: All That's Bright and Gone: A Novel
Author(s): Eliza Nellums
ISBN: 1-64385-647-2 / 978-1-64385-647-6 (USA edition)
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March 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: All That's Bright and Gone: A Novel
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March 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: All That's Bright and Gone: Library Edition
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Title: All That's Bright and Gone: A Novel
Author(s): Eliza Nellums
ISBN: 1-09-400759-5 / 978-1-09-400759-5
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December 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: All That's Bright and Gone: A Novel
Author(s): Eliza Nellums
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Title: All That's Bright and Gone: A Novel
Author(s): Eliza Nellums
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Title: All That's Bright and Gone: A Novel
Author(s): Eliza Nellums
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Title: All That's Bright and Gone: A Novel
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December 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: All That's Bright and Gone: A Novel
Author(s): Eliza Nellums
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
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