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The Resource The distant dead : a novel, Heather Young

The distant dead : a novel, Heather Young

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The distant dead : a novel
Title
The distant dead
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Heather Young
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A body burns in the high desert hills. A boy walks into a fire station, pale with the shock of a grisly discovery. A middle school teacher worries when her colleague is late for work. By day's end, when the body is identified as local math teacher Adam Merkel, a small Nevada town will be rocked to its core by a brutal and calculated murder. Adam Merkel left a university professorship in Reno to teach middle school in Lovelock seven months before he died. A quiet, seemingly unremarkable man, he connected with just one of his students: Sal Prentiss, a lonely sixth grader who lives with his uncles on a desolate ranch in the hills. The two outcasts developed a tender, trusting friendship that brought each of them hope in the wake of tragedy. But it is Sal who finds Adam's body, charred almost beyond recognition, half a mile from his uncles' compound. Nora Wheaton, the middle school's social studies teacher, dreamed of a life far from Lovelock only to be dragged back on the eve of her college graduation to care for her disabled father, a man she loves but can't forgive. She sensed in the new math teacher a kindred spirit--another soul bound to Lovelock by guilt and duty. After Adam's death, she delves into his past for clues to who killed him and finds a dark history she understands all too well. But the truth about his murder may lie closer to home. For Sal Prentiss's grief seems heavily shaded with fear, and Nora suspects he knows more than he's telling about how his favorite teacher died. As she tries to earn the wary boy's trust, she finds he holds not only the key to Adam's murder, but an unexpected chance at the life she thought she'd lost. Weaving together the last months of Adam's life, Nora's search for answers, and a young boy's anguished moral reckoning, this unforgettable thriller brings a small American town to vivid life, filled with complex, flawed characters wrestling with the weight of the past, the promise of the future, and the bitter freedom that forgiveness can bring
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TOH
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Young, Heather
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • City and town life
  • Middle school teachers
  • Middle school students
  • Murder
  • Family secrets
  • Lovelock (Nev.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The distant dead : a novel, Heather Young
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1153030292
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
342 pages
Isbn
9780062690814
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1153030292
Label
The distant dead : a novel, Heather Young
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1153030292
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
342 pages
Isbn
9780062690814
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1153030292

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