The Year of Fog

by Michelle Richmond | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0553385895 Global Overview for this book
Registered by winglauraloo29wing of Edmonton, Alberta Canada on 4/15/2012
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Journal Entry 1 by winglauraloo29wing from Edmonton, Alberta Canada on Sunday, April 15, 2012
Life changes in an instant. On a foggy beach. In the seconds when Abby Mason—photographer, fiancée soon-to-be-stepmother—looks into her camera and commits her greatest error. Heartbreaking, uplifting, and beautifully told, here is the riveting tale of a family torn apart, of the search for the truth behind a child’s disappearance, and of one woman’s unwavering faith in the redemptive power of love—all made startlingly fresh through Michelle Richmond’s incandescent sensitivity and extraordinary insight.

Six-year-old Emma vanished into the thick San Francisco fog. Or into the heaving Pacific. Or somewhere just beyond: to a parking lot, a stranger’s van, or a road with traffic flashing by. Devastated by guilt, haunted by her fears about becoming a stepmother, Abby refuses to believe that Emma is dead. And so she searches for clues about what happened that morning—and cannot stop the flood of memories reaching from her own childhood to illuminate that irreversible moment on the beach.

Now, as the days drag into weeks, as the police lose interest and fliers fade on telephone poles, Emma’s father finds solace in religion and scientific probability—but Abby can only wander the beaches and city streets, attempting to recover the past and the little girl she lost. With her life at a crossroads, she will leave San Francisco for a country thousands of miles away. And there, by the side of another sea, on a journey that has led her to another man and into a strange subculture of wanderers and surfers, Abby will make the most astounding discovery of all—as the truth of Emma’s disappearance unravels with stunning force.

Journal Entry 2 by winglauraloo29wing at Edmonton, Alberta Canada on Monday, March 11, 2019

Released 7 mos ago (3/13/2019 UTC) at Edmonton, Alberta Canada

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Journal Entry 3 by wingReadertoowing at Sugar Land, Texas USA on Monday, April 01, 2019
I found a lovely stake of books waiting for me when I got back into town after almost a month of taking care of three different sets of grandchildren in two different states while their parents were traveling in London and Korea. I'm looking forward to some R & R (Rest and Reading!) I chose this book from the General Literature VBB. It looks like an interesting read. Thank you lauraloo29 for sharing it!

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