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The Van Apfel girls are gone, Felicity McLean

Label
The Van Apfel girls are gone
Title
The Van Apfel girls are gone
Statement of responsibility
Felicity McLean
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Tikka Malloy was eleven and one-sixth years old during the long hot summer of 1992, living in an Australian suburb with her sister and their three best friends. The TV news in the background chattered with debate about the exoneration of Lindy ("dingo took my baby") Chamberlain. That summer was when the Van Apfel sisters, Ruth, Hannah, and the beautiful Cordelia, mysteriously disappeared. Did they just run - far away from their harsh, evangelical parents - or were they taken? While the search for the girls united the small community, the mystery of their disappearance was never solved, and Tikka and her older sister, Laura, have been haunted ever since by the loss of their friends and playmates. Now, years later, Tikka has returned home to try to make sense of that strange moment in time, of the summer that left her frozen in the past, of the girls that she never forgot
Summary
Part mystery, part coming of age story, The Van Apfel Girls are Gone is set in a distant suburb on the encroaching bushland, over the long hot summer of 1992. It's the summer of the school's Showstopper concert. The summer Tikka never forgot. The summer the Van Apfel sisters disappeared.
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Award
Librarians' Choice (Australia), 2019
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10763367
Cataloging source
SALS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McLean, Felicity
Dewey number
A823.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
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  • Australian fiction
  • Missing children
  • Homecoming
Target audience
adult
Label
The Van Apfel girls are gone, Felicity McLean
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
296 pages
Isbn
9781460755068
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
The Van Apfel girls are gone, Felicity McLean
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
296 pages
Isbn
9781460755068
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print

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