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The Resource Now you see her : a novel, Joy Fielding

Now you see her : a novel, Joy Fielding

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Now you see her : a novel
Title
Now you see her
Title remainder
a novel
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Joy Fielding
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Storyline
Tone
Review
  • Fifty-year-old Marcy Taggart is in Ireland celebrating her twenty-fifth wedding anniversary with one notable absence, that of her husband, who recently left her for the female golf pro at their country club. Ever since the mysterious disappearance of her daughter, Devon, two years ago, Marcy has been suffering one long nervous breakdown. Her soon-to-be-ex-husband and her sister are convinced that Devon, who had bipolar disorder, committed suicide. But Marcy believes Devon ran away to start a new life. When Marcy takes a break from her relentless sightseeing in Cork, she catches sight of Devon through a window, and so begins her reckless odyssey to reclaim her missing daughter. A handsome tourist, a charming bartender, and a lonely nanny add spice to the mix. Despite Fielding’s weakness at creating dialogue and her rote attempts to add local color and history, which read like they’ve been cut and pasted from a Fodor’s guide, Marcy is one appealing character. Blunt, grief-stricken, and, finally, sick and tired of acting the good girl, she gives vent to her emotions and comes into her own. -- Wilkinson, Joanne (Reviewed 01-01-2011) (Booklist, vol 107, number 9, p50)
  • Fielding (The Wild Zone) delivers another emotional blitz in this story about Marcy Taggart, who, at 50, is newly divorced and mourning her daughter, Devon, who two years ago disappeared in a boating accident and is presumed dead. On what was to be her 25th wedding anniversary, Marcy travels to Ireland for a vacation and spots a girl she believes to be Devon, and her sightseeing quickly turns into a quest. For better or worse, she meets two strangers who offer to help her in her search, but she can't determine whether their kindness is sincere. The stakes are raised when Marcy's hotel room is ransacked, and the carefully drawn plot twists toward a dramatic conclusion. Though some of the coincidences and developments stretch believability, Fielding succeeds in creating a winning heroine; indeed, Marcy's need for emotional release ends up being a more compelling plot driver than the unlikely craziness involving her charismatic new friends and the hunt for her daughter. (Feb.) --Staff (Reviewed December 13, 2010) (Publishers Weekly, vol 257, issue 49, p)
  • Marcy Taggart's daughter, Devon, drowned in an accident or perhaps as a suicide, but since the body was never recovered, Marcy holds on to hope that Devon chose to disappear. In the years following her daughter's death, Marcy's marriage falls apart. She decides to take the trip to Ireland on her own that had been planned to celebrate her 25th wedding anniversary. In Cork, she sees a woman who looks like Devon and begins trying to track her down, inadvertently stumbling into something sinister. Attempts to scare Marcy off merely make her more determined to find her daughter. Fielding (The Wild Zone; Still Life ) deftly combines a poignant tale of a family with a tense pursuit through Ireland; either story would have made a good book, but Fielding weaves them together into another one of her page-turners. VERDICT With interesting characters taking heartbreaking journeys, this suspenseful novel will appeal to Fielding's many fans.— Beth Blakesley, Washington State Univ. Libs., Pullman --Beth Blakesley (Reviewed February 1, 2011) (Library Journal, vol 136, issue 2, p52)
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379307
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DLC
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Fielding, Joy
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9199.3.F518
LC item number
N69 2011
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Divorced women
  • Americans
  • Missing children
Label
Now you see her : a novel, Joy Fielding
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Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Atria Books hardcover ed.
Extent
357 p.
Isbn
9781416585312
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2010030962
Label
Now you see her : a novel, Joy Fielding
Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Atria Books hardcover ed.
Extent
357 p.
Isbn
9781416585312
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2010030962

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