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In Dark Water

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In 1958, in a small town in upstate New York, the Buell family is falling apart. The unexpected death of David, their only son, alters their perception of the world and of themselves in wholly unexpected and profound ways. This is the story of Dorrie Buell, a small girl wise beyond her years, who is looking for a way to make sense of the adult world around her.Armed with t...more
Hardcover, 292 pages
Published June 23rd 1998 by Ballantine Books
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May 26, 2010 Sarah rated it 3 of 5 stars
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A solid 3 or 3 and a half stars. The author has a great handle on her characters. The characters are really the book's greatest strength. They all feel fully realized and real. The depictions of mental illness have the ring of truth. The voices are solid and believable, which is impressive considering much of the book is narrated by a child. It's a pretty harrowing story. The complaint that keeps me from giving it a more ringing endorsement is the strange jumps in perspective. The first section...more
Karenbike Patterson
Poignant, funny, profoundly sad. This is the story of an 11 year old girl whose brother dies, whose mother sinks in to madness, who runs away to strangers who care for her then the girl sinks into her own madness. In the end, the journey ends with hope for both mother and daughter. Gripping and compelling.
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