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Emily's Dress and Other Missing Things

Emily's Dress and Other Missing Things

Kathryn Burak

Roaring Brook Press




When Claire's best friend Richy went missing, he disappeared without a trace. But when Emily Dickinson's dress goes missing from the Amherst museum, she knows exactly where it is: in her closet.
As Claire and her student teacher, Tate, attempt to figure out what do to about the dress, they begin to uncover the truth behind Richy's disappearing act. Following a trail of clues across state lines, Claire and Tate attempt to find the person that Claire knows in her gut is responsible for his disappearance.

Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, Tri-State Reviews Committee Books of Note - Master List, Maine Cream of the Crop Master List, ABC New Voices Title, ME Cream of the Crop Master List, Edgar Allen Poe Award Nominee, Edgar Allan Poe Award Nominee


Chapter 1

"THIS IS THE WINDOW she looked out of every day," the tour guide with the white mustache says. Step right up, folks, and see that certain slant of light. Immortality looks like everyday stuff: chairs, doorknobs,...


Praise for Emily's Dress and Other Missing Things

“…a complete portrait of loss, longing, redemption, and love.” —Booklist, starred

“[a] fulfilling read for aspiring writers and fans of literary fiction.” —Kirkus

“…lyrical and refreshing…” —School Library Journal

“Though it deals with entirely different issues, this book will appeal to fans of Laurie Halse Anderson's Wintergirls (Viking, 2009/VOYA April 2009) and Speak (Farrar Straus Giroux, 1999/VOYA December 1999).” —VOYA

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About the author

Kathryn Burak

Kate Burak's stories and poems have been published in the Missouri Review, Western Humanities Review, Gettysburg Review and Fiction. She currently teaches writing at Boston University. Emily's Dress and Other Missing Things is her first novel.

Kathryn Burak

From the Publisher

Roaring Brook Press

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