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Bent Road

by Lori Roy

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Winner of the Edgar Award for Best First Novel

"Don't be fooled by the novel's apparent simplicity: What emerges from the surface is a tale of extraordinary emotional power, one of longstanding pain set against the pulsating drumbeat of social change."
-Sarah Weinman, NPR.org

For twenty years, Celia Scott has watched her husband, Arthur, hide from the secrets surrounding his sister Eve's death. But when the 1967 Detroit riots frighten him even more than his Kansas past, he convinces Celia to pack up their family and return to the road he grew up on, Bent Road, and the same small town where Eve mysteriously died. And then a local girl disappears, catapulting the family headlong into a dead man's curve. . . .

On Bent Road, a battered red truck cruises ominously along the prairie; a lonely little girl dresses in her dead aunt's clothes; a boy hefts his father's rifle in search of a target; and a mother realizes she no longer knows how to protect her children. It is a place where people learn: Sometimes killing is the kindest way.


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Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

Kindle Book

  • Release date: March 31, 2011

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9781101476185
  • Release date: March 31, 2011

EPUB eBook

  • ISBN: 9781101476185
  • File size: 675 KB
  • Release date: March 31, 2011

PDF eBook

  • ISBN: 9781101467848
  • File size: 2106 KB
  • Release date: March 31, 2011


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Winner of the Edgar Award for Best First Novel

"Don't be fooled by the novel's apparent simplicity: What emerges from the surface is a tale of extraordinary emotional power, one of longstanding pain set against the pulsating drumbeat of social change."
-Sarah Weinman, NPR.org

For twenty years, Celia Scott has watched her husband, Arthur, hide from the secrets surrounding his sister Eve's death. But when the 1967 Detroit riots frighten him even more than his Kansas past, he convinces Celia to pack up their family and return to the road he grew up on, Bent Road, and the same small town where Eve mysteriously died. And then a local girl disappears, catapulting the family headlong into a dead man's curve. . . .

On Bent Road, a battered red truck cruises ominously along the prairie; a lonely little girl dresses in her dead aunt's clothes; a boy hefts his father's rifle in search of a target; and a mother realizes she no longer knows how to protect her children. It is a place where people learn: Sometimes killing is the kindest way.


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    Publisher:
    Penguin Publishing Group

    Kindle Book
    Release date: March 31, 2011

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9781101476185
    Release date: March 31, 2011

    EPUB eBook
    ISBN: 9781101476185
    File size: 675 KB
    Release date: March 31, 2011

    PDF eBook
    ISBN: 9781101467848
    File size: 2106 KB
    Release date: March 31, 2011

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