October 2014 - ELIZABETH IS MISSING

The winner for October is ELIZABETH IS MISSING  - Emma Healy
In this darkly riveting debut novel—a sophisticated psychological mystery that is also an heartbreakingly honest meditation on memory, identity, and aging—an elderly woman descending into dementia embarks on a desperate quest to find the best friend she believes has disappeared, and her search for the truth will go back decades and have shattering consequences.

Maud, an aging grandmother, is slowly losing her memory—and her grip on everyday life. Yet she refuses to forget her best friend Elizabeth, whom she is convinced is missing and in terrible danger.

But no one will listen to Maud—not her frustrated daughter, Helen, not her caretakers, not the police, and especially not Elizabeth’s mercurial son, Peter. Armed with handwritten notes she leaves for herself and an overwhelming feeling that Elizabeth needs her help, Maud resolves to discover the truth and save her beloved friend.

This singular obsession forms a cornerstone of Maud’s rapidly dissolving present. But the clues she discovers seem only to lead her deeper into her past, to another unsolved disappearance: her sister, Sukey, who vanished shortly after World War II.

As vivid memories of a tragedy that occurred more fifty years ago come flooding back, Maud discovers new momentum in her search for her friend. Could the mystery of Sukey’s disappearance hold the key to finding Elizabeth?

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  • janice f.

    Interesting get together

    1 · October 2

  • janice f.

    Interesting get together

    October 2

  • Celeste W.

    Hi Susan,
    I'm so sorry, but I won't be able to make it on Thursday, we went to St. Martin and I got so burned!
    I will make the next one, enjoy!

    October 1

  • Diane M.

    Sorry, Susan, I can't make it either. Read the book and wanted to hear everyone's take on it. Have a good meeting.

    October 1

  • HELEN

    I'm sorry I'm gonna miss this meetup but I'm in the middle of moving (to Westchester Co). I will still be working in Lake Success so I hope to attend some meetups in the future! I voted for this book & am disappointed I can't be there :(
    Enjoy ...

    September 27

  • SELMA R.

    Hi Susan,
    Oct. 2 is iffy because it is one night before the Yom Kippur fast. Do not know how others feel. Will try to make it but not sure. Hope that all is well. See you in September.

    2 · August 29

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