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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.

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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, Emily Dickinson’s white dress on a mannequin, protected by a Plexiglas box.
If you live in Amherst, I recently learned, your English class is required to go to Emily Dickinson’s house. You might look around at the old furniture with a sincere appreciation of the day off. But for some people who come here, it’s a church. You
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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. This is her first novel.
  • Kathryn Burak
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Emily's Dress and Other Missing Things

Kathryn Burak

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

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