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The berry pickers / Amanda Peters.

Peters, Amanda, ( author. ).


Growing up as the only child of affluent and overprotective parents, Norma, troubled by recurring dreams and visions that seem more like memories than imagination, searches for the truth, leading her to the blueberry fields of Maine, where a family secret is finally revealed.
"A four-year-old Mi'kmaq girl goes missing from the blueberry fields of Maine, sparking a tragic mystery that haunts the survivors, unravels a family, and will remain unsolved for nearly fifty years. July 1962. A Mi'kmaq family from Nova Scotia arrives in Maine to pick blueberries for the summer. Weeks later, four-year-old Ruthie, the family's youngest child, vanishes. She is last seen by her six-year-old brother, Joe, sitting on a favorite rock at the edge of a berry field. Joe will remain distraught by his sister's disappearance for years to come. In Maine, a young girl named Norma grows up as the only child of an affluent family. Her father is emotionally distant, her mother frustratingly overprotective. Norma is often troubled by recurring dreams and visions that seem more like memories than imagination. As she grows older, Norma slowly comes to realize there is something her parents aren't telling her. Unwilling to abandon her intuition, she will spend decades trying to uncover this family secret. For readers of The Vanishing Half and Woman of Light, this showstopping debut by a vibrant new voice in fiction is a riveting novel about the search for truth, the shadow of trauma, and the persistence of love across time."-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781646221950
  • ISBN: 1646221958
  • Physical Description: 307 pages : map ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Catapult, [2023]
Subject: Missing children > Fiction.
Micmac Indians > Fiction.
Family secrets > Fiction.
Maine > Fiction.
Genre: Novels.

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  • 0 current holds with 3 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bronson Branch FIC PET (Text) 35403424223597 Fiction Available -
Coldwater Branch FIC PET (Text) 35401425290854 Fiction Checked out 02/15/2027
Sherwood Branch FIC PET (Text) 35405423991033 Fiction Checked out 07/15/2024

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