Vanished: Book summary and reviews of Vanished by Mary McGarry Morris

Vanished
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  • Published in USA  Jun 1988
    256 pages
    Genre: Novels

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Morris brings a unique, sympathetic understanding to this beautifully written story of three people on the fringes of society whose lives have gone dangerously out of control.

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"The story drives inexorably to its cynical and wrenching climax, fueled on booze, drugs and human misery." - Publishers Weekly.

"The tragedy in this bizarre, intriguing first novel is a child's exposure, in her most formative and impressionable years, to a life of violence." - Library Journal.

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Mary McGarry Morris Author Biography

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Mary McGarry Morris was born in Meriden, Connecticut in 1943 and raised in Rutland, Vermont with three younger brothers. She was educated at Mount Saint Joseph Academy in Rutland, the University of Vermont, and the University of Massachusetts.

Her first novel Vanished was published in 1988. It was nominated for the National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award. A Dangerous Woman was published in 1991 and was chosen by Time magazine as one of the "Five Best Novels of the Year." It was made into a motion picture starring Debra Winger, Barbara Hershey, and Gabriel Byrne. Songs In Ordinary Time was published in 1995. Two years later, it was chosen as an Oprah's Book Club selection, which propelled it to the top of the New York Times bestsellers list for many weeks, as well as making ...

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