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The world before us / Aislinn Hunter.

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  • 9 of 10 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Prince Rupert Library.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Prince Rupert Library Hunt (Text) 33294001934579 Adult Fiction - Second Floor Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780385680660 (paperback)
  • Physical Description: 419 pages, 20 cm
  • Publisher: Toronto : Doubleday Canada, 2014.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: When she was just fifteen, smart, sensitive Jane Standen lived through a nightmare: she lost the sweet five-year-old girl she was minding during a walk in the woods. The little girl was never found, leaving her family, and Jane, devastated. Now the grown-up Jane is an archivist at a small London museum that is about to close for lack of funding. As her one last project, she is searching the archives for scraps of information related to another missing person--a woman who disappeared some 125 years ago from a Victorian asylum. As the novel moves back and forth between the museum in contemporary London, the Victorian asylum, and a dilapidated country house that seems to connect both missing people, it unforgettably explores the repercussions of small acts, the power of affection, and the irrepressible vitality of everyday objects and events.
Subject: Women archivists > Fiction.
Missing children > Fiction
Missing persons > Fiction
London (England) > Fiction

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