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The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox OFarrell, Maggie                        1 of 1
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0151014116
ISBN-13: 9780151014118
Sku: 204469971
Publish Date: 10/24/2007
Pages:  256
Age Range:  NA
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This haunting, multi-generational tale of the horrors that have been done to women under the guise of mental health is the creepy Victorian tale of two elderly sisters who reveal more than a few family secrets after a lifetime of forced seclusion.
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Iris Lockhart receives news that her great-aunt Esme is being released from Cauldstone Hospital, where she has been confined for more than sixty years, and soon discovers that Esme holds the key to long-hidden family secrets that could change her life forever.
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Iris Lockhart, a dress shop owner in Edinburgh, receives a shock when she discovers that she has been named the caretaker of Esme Lennox, a woman who has spent the last 61 years in a mental institution. Esme turns out to be Iris's great aunt, sent away and kept a secret since the time she was a teenager. The novel slowly untangles the knot of Esme's tragic life as Iris discovers the dark secrets of her family history.

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"[A]n intricate, eloquent novel of family malice, longing, and betrayal." (starred review) 06/04/2007
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