More News Tomorrow
by Susan Richards Shreve
Pub Date 04 Jun 2019
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A thrilling and richly drawn family drama about a daughter’s quest to understand her mother’s mysterious death.
On the morning of her seventieth birthday, Georgianna Grove receives an unexpected letter that calls her back to Missing Lake, Wisconsin, where her mother was murdered sixty-six years earlier. Georgie’s father had confessed to the murder the next morning and was carted off to a state penitentiary. Haunted by the night that took both her parents away and determined to unearth the truth, Georgie takes her reluctant family on what will become a dangerous canoe trip up the swollen Bone River to return to Missing Lake.
Acclaimed novelist Susan Richards Shreve, celebrated for her “refined explorations of parent-child relationships” (Washington Post), captures the tenor of the times with clarity and elegance as she follows both Georgie and her parents on parallel trips up the Bone River, weaving together the hope of June 2008 with the injustices of June 1941. Georgie must untangle a web of bigotry, loss, and half-forgotten memories to finally understand her parents’ fate.
More News Tomorrow is a stirring and irresistible portrait of a family drawn together in search of truth.
About the Author:
Susan Richards Shreve is the author of fifteen novels, a memoir, and thirty books for children. She has received a Guggenheim Fellowship and a National Endowment grant, among other honors. A professor of creative writing at George Mason University and former chairman of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation, Shreve lives in Washington, D.C.
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"Shreve creates a spooky atmosphere with stormy weather, eerie parallels between past and present, and at least one threateningly crazy woman. Even spookier is the backdrop of 20th-century racism, anti-Semitism, and anti-immigration feeling that are all too familiar today. Part gothic novel, part adventure story, but primarily a meditation on surmounting misfortunes that may lie beyond an individual's control." - Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
"In this enormously varied and yet tied together book, Shreve has written a story of multi-generations -- the great mysteries surrounding the things we know and the things we don't know, and she has done this with a prose that is intriguingly delicate and yet strong at the same time; it is one of her very best books."—Elizabeth Strout, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of OLIVE KITTERIDGE and ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE
“In MORE NEWS TOMORROW, Susan Richards Shreve gives us an unforgettable seventy year old heroine, Georgianna Grove, who takes her family and the reader on a journey back in time to solve the murder of her mother. Part mystery, part family drama, MORE NEWS TOMORROW reveals the hatred of racism, the weight of history and grief, and the enormous generosity and grace of the human heart. I loved this book!”—Ann Hood, bestselling author of THE BOOK THAT MATTERS MOST