Books On Our Radar: The Disappearances by Emily Bain Murphy
Books On Our Radar: The Disappearances
by Emily Bain Murphy
The Disappearances by Emily Bain Murphy is a new magical realism book that I am just dying to read! It seems like a compelling story about a displaced girl who discovers the town she is now living in has a long history of mysterious events. Somehow these events are being tied to Alia’s recently deceased mother, and now Alia is trying to discover what is going on to clear her and her mother of any responsibility. Early praise is coming back very positive for this debut author. I had the chance to meet Emily at YallWest Book Festival and she was so nice and kind and it definitely bumped her book up higher on my shortlist! So if you like a well-crafted story, about an intriguing girl and something magical, be sure to add The Disappearances to your TBR for the July 4th, 2017 release!
The Disappearances by Emily Bain Murphy
Category: Young Adult, Magical Realism
Publication: July 4th, 2017; HMH Books for Young Readers
What if the ordinary things in life suddenly…disappeared?
Aila Quinn’s mother, Juliet, has always been a mystery: vibrant yet guarded, she keeps her secrets beyond Aila’s reach. When Juliet dies, Aila and her younger brother Miles are sent to live in Sterling, a rural town far from home–and the place where Juliet grew up.
Sterling is a place with mysteries of its own. A place where the experiences that weave life together–scents of flowers and food, reflections from mirrors and lakes, even the ability to dream–vanish every seven years.
No one knows what caused these “Disappearances,” or what will slip away next. But Sterling always suspected that Juliet Quinn was somehow responsible–and Aila must bear the brunt of their blame while she follows the chain of literary clues her mother left behind.
As the next Disappearance nears, Aila begins to unravel the dual mystery of why the Disappearances happen and who her mother truly was. One thing is clear: Sterling isn’t going to hold on to anyone’s secrets for long before it starts giving them up.