A four-year-old MiΓÇÖkmaq girl goes missing from the blueberry fields of Maine,sparking a tragic mystery that haunts the survivorsunravels a communityand will remain unsolved for nearly fifty years July 1962. A MiΓÇÖkmaq family from Nova Scotia arrives in Maine to pick blueberries for the summer. Weeks laterfour-year-old Ruthiethe familyΓÇÖs youngest childvanishes. She is last seen by her six-year-old brotherJoesitting on a favorite rock at the edge of a berry field. Joe will remain distraught by his sisterΓÇÖs disappearance for years to come. In Mainea young girl named Norma grows up as the only child of an affluent family. Her father is emotionally distanther mother frustratingly overprotective. Norma is often troubled by recurring dreams and visions that seem more like memories than imagination. As she grows olderNorma slowly comes to realize there is something her parents arenΓÇÖt telling her. Unwilling to abandon her intuitionshe will spend decades trying to uncover this family secret. For readers of The Vanishing Half and Woman of Lightthis showstopping debut by a vibrant new voice in fiction is a riveting novel about the search for truththe shadow of traumaand the persistence of love across time.
The Berry Pickers
1 in stock