Glory Vigil, newly married, unexpectedly pregnant at forty-one, is nesting in the home she and her husband, Joseph, have just moved to in Santa Fe, a house that unbeknownst to them is rumored to have a resident ghost. Their adopted daughter, Juniper, is home from college for Thanksgiving and in love for the very first time, quickly learning how a relationship changes everything. But Juniper has a tiny arrow lodged in her heart, a leftover shard from the day eight years earlier when her sister, Casey, disappeared-in a time before she'd ever met Glory and Joseph. When a fieldwork course takes Juniper to a pueblo only a few hours away, she finds herself right back in the past she thought she'd finally buried.
A love story, a family story, a story of searching and the bond between sisters, Finding Casey is a testament to human resilience. This completely stand-alone novel, featuring beloved characters from Solomon's Oak, will charm Mapson's readers and move her into a larger sphere.
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"Set against the beautiful backdrop of the burnished New Mexican desert, Mapson's portrait of familial ties and personal discovery shouldn't be missed." - Publishers Weekly
"In this eagerly awaited sequel to Solomon's Oak, the magical, masterful Mapson reinforces her deserved reputation as a storyteller who captures women's issues with distinctive honesty and daring insight." - Booklist
"Finding Caseyis so many things: A love letter to the American Southwest, an unstoppable read, a redemptive tale that proves the threads binding a family are unbreakable, no matter how far apart we are flung by fate. This is why Jo-Ann Mapson is one of my favorite authors - quite simply, she's an archivist of the human heart." - Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Lone Wolf and Sing You Home
Finding Casey is a beautiful, rugged journey into the depths of the heart." - Robyn Carr, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Virgin River novels
"No one tunnels as effortlessly into the mysteries of human heart the way that Mapson does. A haunting novel about the way the past travels right along with the present, and how hope can soar when you least expect it." - Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author of Pictures of You
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Jo-Ann Mapson is the author of twelve novels and a book of short stories. Her work is widely anthologized and her literary papers are being collected by Boston University's Twentieth Century Author's Collection. Hank & Chloe was her debut novel. Blue Rodeo was made into a CBS TV movie starring Kris Kristofferson. The Wilder Sisters and Bad Girl Creek were Los Angeles Times bestsellers. Solomon's Oak won the American Library Association's RUSA award for women's fiction. Many of her books have been Booksense titles and Indiebound choices. Finding Casey, featuring some of the characters from Solomon's Oak, was published October 2012.
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