The lost girls : a novel / Heather Young.

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    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: In the summer of 1935, six-year-old Emily Evans vanished from her family's vacation home on a remote Minnesota lake. The loss devastated the family. Sixty-four years later, Emily's sister Lucy writes the story of that harrowing summer in a notebook that she bequeaths, along with the lake house and a hefty investment portfolio, to her grandniece, Justine. For Justine, the lake house offers a chance to give her own daughters a stable home she never had, but the dilapidated house is cold in the winter, the lake silent and forbidding, and her only neighbors are two strange old men who seem to know more than they're telling about the summer of 1935. When Justine's troubled oldest daughter becomes obsessed with Emily's disappearance, Justine's mother arrives wanting money, and Justine's manipulative ex-boyfriend launches a plan to get her back, Justine must overcome her family's tragic legacy in her effort to save herself and her children. -- Adapted from dust jacket.
    • ISBN:
      9780062456601 (hardcover)
      0062456601 (hardcover)
      9780062456656 (trade pbk.)
      0062456652 (trade pbk.)
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    • ABNT:
      YOUNG, H. M. The lost girls : a novel. First edition. [s. l.]: HarperCollins, 2016. ISBN 9780062456601. Disponível em: Acesso em: 14 ago. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Young HM. The Lost Girls : A Novel. First edition. HarperCollins; 2016. Accessed August 14, 2020.
    • APA:
      Young, H. M. (2016). The lost girls : a novel (First edition.). HarperCollins.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Young, Heather, MFA. 2016. The Lost Girls : A Novel. First edition. HarperCollins.
    • Harvard:
      Young, H. M. (2016) The lost girls : a novel. First edition. HarperCollins. Available at: (Accessed: 14 August 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Young, HM 2016, The lost girls : a novel, First edition., HarperCollins, viewed 14 August 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Young, Heather, MFA. The Lost Girls : A Novel. First edition., HarperCollins, 2016. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Young, Heather, MFA. The Lost Girls : A Novel. First edition. HarperCollins, 2016.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Young HM. The lost girls : a novel [Internet]. First edition. HarperCollins; 2016 [cited 2020 Aug 14]. Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2016 July #1

Does one choose a particular life out of necessity, desire, or fear? In her debut novel, Young tells the story of Lucy, 11, and her family as they spend the summer of 1935 at their lake house in a remote part of Minnesota—the last summer anyone will see Lucy's youngest sister alive. Lucy is shocked to find her previously predictable existence monumentally shifting beneath her feet. Now on her deathbed, Lucy, overwhelmed with the secrets about that summer she has kept all these years, writes down the full, true story of those fateful months and leaves it for her great-niece, Justine. Lucy also bequeaths Justine the lake house. When Justine learns of her inheritance, she jumps at the opportunity to leave a bad relationship and moves from San Diego to Minnesota with her two young daughters in the middle of winter. However, as Lucy realized toward the end of her life and Justine will learn shortly, not confronting the truth to avoid pain is just another form of suffering. Suspenseful and finely wrought, Young's tale is not easily forgotten. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2016 February #1

Lucy still lives at the lakeside Minnesota vacation home where little sister Emily disappeared six decades earlier. Now she's written an account of that event and willed it and the house to grandniece Justine, who's happy for a place to hide with her daughters from her abusive boyfriend. But Justine doesn't know how dark the coming winter will be. With a 50,000-copy first printing.

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