The Distant Dead


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$27.99  $25.75
William Morrow & Company
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5.9 X 9.1 X 1.5 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author

Heather Young earned her law degree from the University of Virginia and practiced law in San Francisco before beginning her writing career. She received an MFA from the Bennington College Writing Seminars, and has studied at the Tin House Writers' Workshop and the Squaw Valley Writers Workshop. She lives in Mill Valley, California, with her husband and two children. The Lost Girls is her first novel.


"[THE DISTANT DEAD] is at heart about the timelessness of human curiosity, the eternal possibility of forgiveness, and the everyday miracle of survival. Electrifying, ambitious, and crushingly beautiful." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"Bright, flawless writing, wonderful characters, and a sense of pacing that ratchets up the tension--what more could you want from a thriller? I loved this book. I bet you will too."--Rene Denfeld, bestselling author of The Child Finder and The Butterfly Girl
"With her usual blend of inventive storytelling and gorgeous prose, Heather Young delivers big themes and a poignant coming-of-age story in this complex, page-turning mystery/thriller. Resonant and relevant, The Distant Dead kept me reading late at night, and the characters followed me around during the day, especially a precocious and unusual sixth-grade boy named Absalom who is hard to forget. As a fan of Young's debut, The Lost Girls, I found myself swept into another beautifully-crafted story that's even more suspenseful, at times more terrifying, and ultimately just as surprising. The Distant Dead is not to be missed."--James McLaughlin, author of Bearskin
"This emotionally resonant saga, firmly rooted in the high desert hills, will keep readers turning the pages."--Publishers Weekly
"Stunning ... An ideal recommendation for fans of Kate Atkinson."--Booklist (starred review)
"Powerful and poignant."--People