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The Trouble With Goats And Sheep (2016, original release: 2016)
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Call Number FICTION/CANNON,J


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Published: New York : Scribner, 2016
Edition:  First Scribner hardcover edition
Description:  353 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN/ISSN: 9781501121890, 1501121898 :,
Language:  English


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The Trouble With Goats and Sheep

Margaret Creasy has gone missing. Everyone liked her and everyone is worried. The summer of 1976 is hot and people are blaming erratic behavior on the weather, perhaps even her disappearance. Ten-year-old Grace attends church with a grandmotherly neighbor and decides that if she finds God she will also find Mrs.Creasy. She sets out to do this with her friend Tilly. Grace is the main narrator of the story but other neighbors’ viewpoints begin to add to our understanding that something happened nine years ago that has bound this block of neighbors together. Grace has a sweet naïve charm about her, always watching and observing the adults around her.

Another neighbor, Walter, has become a pariah. Is there something sinister about him or did the neighbors act without evidence? Is this life in a suburban neighborhood where they know each other too well or is there a bit of mob mentality involved?

The writing is lovely, I found myself re-reading sentences, light but direct, with humor interjected, and insightful despite a very serious incident/mystery that affects them all.

This is author Joanna Cannon's debut novel.
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