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FELICITY McLEAN at Books Inc. in The Marina

FELICITY McLEAN author photo and cover image

Felicity McLean will discuss her debut novel The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone. Part mystery, part darkly comic coming-of-age story, The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone is a pageturning read--with a dark, shimmering absence at its heart.

Tikka Malloy was eleven and one-sixth years old during the long, hot, Australian summer of 1992. The TV news in the background chattered with debate about the exoneration of Lindy ("dingo took my baby") Chamberlain. That summer was when the Van Apfel sisters--Ruth, Hannah, and the beautiful Cordelia--mysteriously disappeared. Did they just run far away from their harsh, evangelical parents, or were they taken? While the search for the girls united the small community, the mystery of their disappearance was never solved, and Tikka and her older sister, Laura, have been haunted ever since by the loss of their friends and playmates.Now, years later, Tikka has returned home to try to make sense of that strange moment in time.

Event date: 
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Books Inc.
2251 Chestnut St
San Francisco, CA
Books: 
The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781616209643
Availability: In Stock Now - Click Title to See Store Inventory. Please allow up to 48-hours for Curbside Pickup orders to be processed.
Published: Algonquin Books - June 25th, 2019

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