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The god of the woods / Liz Moore.

Moore, Liz, 1983- (author.).

"When Barbara Van Laar is discovered missing from her summer camp bunk one morning in August 1975, it triggers a panicked, terrified search. Losing a camper is a horrific tragedy under any circumstances, but Barbara isn't just any camper, she's the daughter of the wealthy family who owns the camp--as well as the opulent nearby estate, and most of the land in sight. And this isn't the first time a Van Laar child has disappeared in this region: Barbara's older brother also went missing 16 years earlier, never to be found. How could this have happened yet again? Out of this gripping beginning, Liz Moore weaves a richly textured drama, both emotionally nuanced and propelled by a double-barreled mystery. Chasing down the layered secrets of the Van Laar family and the community working in its shadow, Moore's multi-threaded drama brings readers into the hearts of characters whose lives are forever changed by this eventful summer: Barbara's wounded, grieving mother; the "townie" whose family makes a living off this land; the 13-year-old camper struggling to find her way; and the outsider tasked with seeing the bigger picture, and uncovering the truth."-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9780593418918
  • ISBN: 0593418913
  • ISBN: 9780593719701
  • ISBN: 0593719700
  • Physical Description: 478 pages : map ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. hardcover.
  • Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2024.
Subject: Missing persons > Fiction.
Family secrets > Fiction.
Rich people > Fiction.
Camps > Fiction.
Missing children > Fiction.
Historical fiction
Detective and mystery stories.
Thriller fiction.
Genre: Mystery fiction.
Suspense fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Historical fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Domestic fiction.
Historical fiction.

Available copies

  • 0 of 6 copies available at Lehigh Carbon Library Cooperative. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Palmerton Area Library.


  • 23 current holds with 6 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Palmerton Area Library New Fic F M78 (Text) 65000000085201 Adult Fiction Checked Out 08/09/2024

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