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Author Howorth, Lisa.

Title Flying shoes : a novel / Lisa Howorth.

Publication Info. New York : Bloomsbury, 2014.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Bourbonnais PL Adult Fiction - BDBB-2  F HOW    AVAILABLE
 DeKalb PL Adult Fiction - DKLY-12  FIC HOW    AVAILABLE
 Manhattan-Elwood PL Adult Fiction - MTBB-2  F HOW    AVAILABLE
 Mills & Petrie Memorial Lib Stacks - MPMY-12  F HOW    AVAILABLE
 Moline PL Adult Fiction - MPLG-6  FIC HOW    AVAILABLE
 New Lenox PL Adult Fiction - NLBB-1  HOW    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Fiction - NSLY-11  F HOWORTH    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Roscoe Adult Fiction - NSRY-11  F HOWORTH    AVAILABLE
 Rock Island Main Lib Adult Fiction - RIPG-6  FIC HOWORTH    AVAILABLE
Edition First U.S. edition.
Description 325 pages ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Summary "Mary Byrd Thornton could understand how a reporter couldn't resist the story: a nine-year-old boy sexually molested and killed on Mother's Day, 1966. A suspect to whom nothing would stick. A neighborhood riddled with secrets. No one, especially the bungling or complicit authorities, had been able to solve the crime. Now, thirty years later, the reporter's call will reel a reluctant Mary Byrd from Mississippi back to Virginia where she must confront her family--and, once again, the murder's irremovable stain of tragedy. Lisa Howorth's remarkable Flying Shoes is a work of fiction, but the murder is based on the still-unsolved case of her stepbrother, a front page story in the Washington Post. And yet this is not a crime novel; it is an honest and luminous story of a particular time and place in the South, where even calamitous weather can be a character, everyone has a story, and all are inextricably entwined. With a flamboyant cast, splendid dark humor, a potent sense of history, and a shocking true story at its heart, Flying Shoes is a rich and candid novel from a fresh new southern voice about family and memory and one woman's flight from a wounded past"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Women journalists -- Fiction.
Cold cases (Criminal investigation) -- Fiction.
Sexually abused boys -- Fiction.
Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Suspense fiction.
ISBN 9781620403013 hardback
1620403013 hardback

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