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  • 0 of 6 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 2 copies available at Northwest Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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15 current holds with 6 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Roseau Public Library MOR (Text) 35500006659419 New Checked out 05/20/2023
Thief River Falls Public Library MOR (Text) 35500006659427 New Checked out 06/08/2023
Barnesville Public Library MOR (Text) 33500013775937 New Checked out 06/07/2023
Detroit Lakes Public Library MOR (Text) 33500013768890 New Checked out 06/05/2023
Halstad LINK Site MOR (Text) 33500013768908 New Checked out 06/08/2023
Hawley Public Library MOR (Text) 33500013792064 New Checked out 06/14/2023

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780063020894
  • ISBN: 0063020890
  • Physical Description: 547 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First US edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Mariner Books, [2023]
  • Badges:
    • Top Holds Over Last 5 Years: 4 / 5.0

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
Called home to care for her grandmother after a fall, Jess, a journalist, discovers a book chronicling the police investigation into an old unsolved murder that has a shocking connection to her family.
"The highly anticipated new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Clockmaker's Daughter, a sweeping novel that begins with a shocking crime, the effects of which echo across continents and generations. Adelaide Hills, Christmas Eve, 1959: At the end of a scorching hot day, beside a creek on the grounds of a grand country house, a local man makes a terrible discovery. Police are called, and the small town of Tambilla becomes embroiled in one of the most baffling murder investigations in the history of South Australia. Many years later and thousands of miles away, Jess is a journalist in search of a story. Having lived and worked in London for two decades, she now finds herself unemployed and struggling to make ends meet. A phone call out of nowhere summons her back to Sydney, where her beloved grandmother Nora, who raised Jess when her mother could not, has suffered a fall and is seriously ill in the hospital. At Nora's house, Jess discovers a true crime book chronicling a long-buried police case: the Turner Family Tragedy of 1959. It is only when Jess skims through its pages that she finds a shocking connection between her own family and this notorious event -- a mystery that has never been satisfactorily resolved. An epic story that spans generations, Homecoming asks what we would do for those we love, how we protect the lies we tell, and what it means to come home. Above all, it is an intricate and spellbinding novel from one of the finest writers working today" -- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2023 January #1
    *Starred Review* It's Christmas 1959, and Isabel Turner is planning a picnic for her four children—Matilda, 15; John, 13; Evie, nine; and baby Thea—on the grounds of their estate, Halcyon, in southern Australia. Percy Summers happens upon the scene, but what he thought was a peaceful tableau was actually a nightmare. The four older Turners are all dead, and baby Thea is missing. In 2018, journalist Jess Turner-Bridges learns that her beloved grandmother, Nora, has taken a bad fall on the treacherous attic stairs, so she flies to Sydney. Nora is barely conscious in the hospital, talking nonsense like don't let them take her away. Jess finds that Nora has been reading As If They Were Asleep, a true-crime book about the Turner case. And what was Nora doing in the attic after all these years? Morton's skill at the parallel-narrative style is on full display here as she alternates between the perspectives of various townsfolk in 1959, Jess in 2018, and excerpts from As If They Were Asleep. Readers will think they know the connection between the two story lines, but Morton keeps the secrets coming, leading up to a powerful, emotional conclusion. This is storytelling at its finest.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: A new book from bestseller Morton is always a treat, and expect the true-crime angle to bring in even more readers. Copyright 2023 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Women journalists > Fiction.
Grandmothers > Fiction.
Murder > Fiction.
Sydney (N.S.W.) > Fiction.
Family secrets > Fiction.
Cold cases (Criminal investigation) > Fiction.
Homecoming > Fiction.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Domestic fiction.

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