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An enthralling portrait of one family in the aftermath of a daughter’s disappearance. It was the summer of her Chevette, of J. P. and letting her hair grow. It was also the summer when, without warning, popular high school student Kim Larsen disappeared from her small midwestern town. Her loving parents, her introverted sister, her friends and boyfriend must now do everything they can to find her. As desperate search parties give way to pleading television appearances, and private investigations yield to personal revelations, we see one town’s intimate struggle to maintain hope and, finally, to live with the unknown. 

Stewart O’Nan’s new novel begins with the suspense and pacing of a thriller and soon deepens into an affecting family drama of loss. On the heels of his critically acclaimed and nationally bestselling Last Night at the Lobster, Songs for the Missing is an honest, heartfelt account of one family’s attempt to find their child. With a soulful empathy for these ordinary heroes, O’Nan draws us into the world of this small American town and allows us to feel a part of this family.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Songs for the Missing is both profound and profoundly beautiful. A haunting meditation on the power of those we lose, its emotional resonance defies description. Like most of Stewart O’Nan’s work, my ultimate response was the highest praise one writer can pay another: envy. I so dearly wish I’d written it.”

    Dennis Lehane, New York Times bestselling author of Live by Night

  • “O’Nan is on a kind of mission to restore a simple, true sense of humanity to the novel.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • Songs for the Missing has a plot that is deceptively easy to summarize, but the book has a mood so subtle that only first-rate fiction can evoke it.”

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • “O’Nan’s writing is undeniably skillful…The pacing is spotless.”

    Miami Herald

  • “Riveting…Songs for the Missing is an engaging and often excruciating read.”

    Cleveland Plain Dealer

  • “Taut prose and matter-of-fact detail enrich this compelling portrait…A novel in which every word rings true.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • Selected for the November 2008 Indie Next List
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