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The trouble with goats and sheep [GRPL Book Club] : a novel / Joanna Cannon.

The trouble with goats and sheep [GRPL Book Club] : a novel

Cannon, Joanna (Psychiatrist), author. (Author).

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  • ISBN: 1501121901
  • ISBN: 9781501121906
  • Physical Description: 353 pages, 6 unnumbered pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First Scribner trade paperback edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Scribner, 2017.

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General Note:
If you would like to request available book club copies, please call 988-5400.
"Originally published in Great Britain in 2015"--Title page verso.
First Scribner hardcover edition published in 2016.
A Scribner Reading Group Guide: Topics and questions for discussion ; Enhance your book club ; sneak peek at Joanna Cannon's next novel.--[4] pages at end of book.
Summary, etc.:
Part coming-of-age story, part mystery, The Trouble with Goats and Sheep is a quirky and utterly charming debut about a community in need of absolution and two girls learning what it means to belong.
England, 1976. Mrs. Creasy is missing and the Avenue is alive with whispers. The neighbors blame her sudden disappearance on the heat wave, but ten-year-olds Grace and Tilly aren't convinced. As the summer shimmers endlessly on, the girls decide to take matters into their own hands. Inspired by the local vicar, they go looking for God--they believe that if they find Him they might also find Mrs. Creasy and bring her home. Spunky, spirited Grace and quiet, thoughtful Tilly go door-to-door in search of clues. The cul-de-sac starts to give up its secrets, and the amateur detectives uncover much more than ever imagined. As they try to make sense of what they've seen and heard, a complicated history of deception begins to emerge. Everyone on the Avenue has something to hide, a reason for not fitting in. In the suffocating heat of the summer, the ability to guard these differences becomes impossible. Along with the parched lawns and the melting pavement, the lives of all the neighbors begin to unravel. What the girls don't realize is that the lies told to conceal what happened one fateful day about a decade ago are the same ones Mrs. Creasy was beginning to peel back just before she disappeared.
Subject: Missing persons > Juvenile fiction.
Secrecy > Juvenile fiction.
Neighborhoods > Juvenile fiction.
England > Civilization > 20th century > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Young adult fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.

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