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The girl before, Rena Olsen

Label
The girl before
Title
The girl before
Statement of responsibility
Rena Olsen
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this powerful psychological suspense debut, when a woman's life is shattered, she is faced with a devastating question: What if everything she thought was normal and good and true. wasn't? Clara Lawson is torn from her life in an instant. Without warning, her home is invaded by armed men, and she finds herself separated from her beloved husband and daughters. The last thing her husband yells to her is to say nothing. In chapters that alternate between past and present, the novel slowly unpeels the layers of Clara's fractured life. We see her growing up, raised with her sisters by the stern Mama and Papa G, becoming a poised and educated young woman, falling desperately in love with the forbidden son of her adoptive parents. We see her now, sequestered in an institution, questioned by men and women who call her a different name--Diana--and who accuse her husband of unspeakable crimes. As recollections of her past collide with new revelations, Clara must question everything she thought she knew, to come to terms with the truth of her history and to summon the strength to navigate her future"--
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Summary
When a home invasion tears her away from her family while her husband warns her to say nothing, Clara Lawson reflects on her complicated past and shattered present as she adjusts to life in an institution where she is called an unfamiliar name by people who claim her husband has committed terrible crimes.
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10497070
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DLC
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Olsen, Rena
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3615.L731
LC item number
G57 2016
Literary form
fiction
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  • Young women
  • Mind and reality
  • Perception
  • Family secrets
Target audience
adult
Label
The girl before, Rena Olsen
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
21 cm
Extent
314 pages
Isbn
9781101982358
Lccn
2016008051
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 929917511
  • (OCoLC)929917511
Label
The girl before, Rena Olsen
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
21 cm
Extent
314 pages
Isbn
9781101982358
Lccn
2016008051
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 929917511
  • (OCoLC)929917511

Library Locations

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      7770 Croaker Road, Williamsburg, VA, 23188, US
      37.377573 -76.770995
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      515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg, VA, 23185, US
      37.377573 -76.770995
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