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Until She Comes Home

By Lori Roy

Nominated for a 2014 Edgar Award for Best Novel



“You won’t be able to put [it] down.” —Ladies Home Journal



Lori Roy follows her Edgar® Award-winning debut novel, Bent Road, with a spellbinding tale of suspense set against the crumbling façade of a once-respectable Detroit neighborhood in 1958.



The ladies of Alder Avenue—Grace, Julia, and Malina—struggle to care for one another amidst a city ripe with conflict, but life erupts when child-like Elizabeth disappears. A black woman was recently murdered at the factory where their husbands work, and the ladies fear that crime may foretell Elizabeth’s fate. When an unmistakable sound rings out, will the vicious secrets that bind them all be revealed?

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9780525953968


Format: Book
Author: Roy, Lori
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.
Title: Until she comes home / Lori Roy.
Publisher Date: New York : Dutton, c2013.
Subject: Missing persons -- Investigation -- Fiction Women -- Michigan -- Detroit -- Fiction. Secrecy -- Fiction Detroit (Mich.) -- Fiction
Isbn: 9780525953968 (hardcover) 0525953965 (hardcover)
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System Items Available: 3
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Call Number: F Roy
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Bib Id: 439578

Format: Book
Author: Roy, Lori
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.
Title: Until she comes home / Lori Roy.
Publisher, Date: New York : Dutton, c2013.
Description: 338 p. ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Missing persons -- Investigation -- Fiction
Subjects: Women -- Michigan -- Detroit -- Fiction.
Subjects: Secrecy -- Fiction
Subjects: Detroit (Mich.) -- Fiction
LCCN: 2012031919
ISBN: 9780525953968 (hardcover)
ISBN: 0525953965 (hardcover)
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Available Copies: 3
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: F Roy