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The Resource Annie's bones, Howard Owen

Annie's bones, Howard Owen

Label
Annie's bones
Title
Annie's bones
Statement of responsibility
Howard Owen
Title variation
Annies bones
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the fall of 1967, Grayson Melvin met the girl of his dreams. Annie Lineberger was so far out his league that he felt like she was playing an entirely different game, but somehow he won her affections. He couldn't believe his good luck while it lasted. They both were 18, but Grayson was a baby, and Annie had been around. She was beautiful, smart and funny. When she told him she loved him, he would have died for her, right then and there. Instead, Annie died or at least disappeared from the face of the earth. On the same night when she broke Grayson's teenage heart by giving him his walking papers, she vanished. Everyone believed he killed her. Without a body, though, nothing could be proved. And so Grayson Melvin lived his life. Kicked out of his university, he went from the Army and Vietnam to bartending to another college to newspapers, where he discovered that Annie s well-connected and vengeful family still had the power to step into his stunted life and punish him. Then, in the spring of 2016, Annie reappears. Or at least her bones do, dug up by a backhoe operator clearing land for a strip mall in a small Virginia town. Grayson, now teaching at a community college in Richmond and creeping toward retirement, is back in a spotlight he has tried to avoid for all his adult life. With the court of public opinion almost unanimously against him, Grayson goes back to North Carolina to try to make the past go away, with disastrous results. Then, he gets a call. A woman he doesn't know in a town where he's never been has found a ring, his high school ring, last seen in Annie Lineberger's possession. Grayson Melvin has one chance to prove his innocence, by chasing a ghost and figuring out what happened on that long-ago night, the one when he lost Annie
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10665077
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Owen, Howard
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3565.W552
LC item number
A815 2018
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • North Carolina
  • Murder
  • Missing persons
Target audience
adult
Label
Annie's bones, Howard Owen
Instantiates
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
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
264 pages
Isbn
9781579625221
Lccn
2018003373
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1007082987
  • (OCoLC)1007082987
Label
Annie's bones, Howard Owen
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
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
264 pages
Isbn
9781579625221
Lccn
2018003373
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1007082987
  • (OCoLC)1007082987

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