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The berry pickers : a novel / Amanda Peters.

Peters, Amanda, (author).

"A four-year-old Mi'kmaq girl goes missing from the blueberry fields of Maine, sparking a tragic mystery that haunts the survivors, unravels a family, and will remain unsolved for nearly fifty years. July 1962. A Mi'kmaq family from Nova Scotia arrives in Maine to pick blueberries for the summer. Weeks later, four-year-old Ruthie, the family's youngest child, vanishes. She is last seen by her six-year-old brother, Joe, sitting on a favorite rock at the edge of a berry field. Joe will remain distraught by his sister's disappearance for years to come. In Maine, a young girl named Norma grows up as the only child of an affluent family. Her father is emotionally distant, her mother frustratingly overprotective. Norma is often troubled by recurring dreams and visions that seem more like memories than imagination. As she grows older, Norma slowly comes to realize there is something her parents aren't telling her. Unwilling to abandon her intuition, she will spend decades trying to uncover this family secret. For readers of The Vanishing Half and Woman of Light, this showstopping debut by a vibrant new voice in fiction is a riveting novel about the search for truth, the shadow of trauma, and the persistence of love across time."-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781646221950
  • ISBN: 1646221958
  • Physical Description: 307 pages : map ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Catapult, 2023.
Subject: Missing children > Fiction.
Micmac Indians > Fiction.
Family secrets > Fiction.
Maine > Fiction.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.

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  • 0 of 4 copies available at York County Libraries.


  • 11 current holds with 4 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Dillsburg Area Public Library Adults PET Fiction (Text) 34001001450160 Adult Area New On Holds Shelf -
Martin Library Adults PET Fiction (Text) 33454005977731 Atrium Checked Out 12/28/2023
Mason-Dixon Public Library Adults PET Fiction (Text) 34262000917613 Main Room New Checked Out 12/19/2023
Paul Smith Library of Southern York County Adults PET Fiction (Text) 34318001237912 Adult Area New Checked Out 12/26/2023

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