More News Tomorrow: A Novel (Paperback)

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“A well-tuned mandolin of a gothic adventure.” —Washington Post

On the morning of her seventieth birthday, Georgianna Grove receives an unexpected letter that calls her back to Missing Lake, Wisconsin, where her mother was murdered sixty-six years earlier. Georgie’s father had confessed to the murder the next morning and was carted off to a state penitentiary. Determined to unearth the truth, Georgie takes her reluctant family on what will become a dangerous canoe trip up the swollen Bone River to return to the campsite that has haunted her memories. Thrilling and richly drawn, More News Tomorrow follows a daughter’s quest to finally understand her parents’ fate.

About the Author

Susan Richards Shreve is the author of fifteen previous novels, a memoir, and thirty books for children. She is a former president and co-chair of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation. A Guggenheim Fellowship recipient, she lives in Washington, D.C

Praise For…

[A] mythic journey of self-discovery, held aloft by Shreve’s silken prose.
— Marilyn Stasio - New York Times Book Review

A compelling, atmospheric family drama.
— People

A tightly written family drama that still manages to pack in deeper points about racism, memory, and time.
— Elizabeth Sile - Real Simple

One of [Shreve’s] very best books.
— Elizabeth Strout, bestselling author of Olive, Again

Violent weather, inexperienced campers and the disappearance of a child make this a potent family drama.
— Elfrieda Abbe - Star Tribune

Shreve combines elements of a classic mystery novel with a contemporary psychological thriller to create a story whose surface simplicity conceals depths of emotion.… A story whose journey is as rewarding as its destination.
— Harvey Freedenberg - Shelf Awareness

Shreve creates a spooky atmosphere with stormy weather, eerie parallels between past and present, and at least one threateningly crazy woman. Even spookier is the backdrop of 20th-century racism, anti-Semitism, and anti-immigration feeling that are all too familiar today.
— Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

With a keen sense of place and pacing, Shreve weaves a subtle and unrelenting pattern of malevolence in this portrait of a woman burdened by the sins of her father and sustained by her unshakable belief in his innocence.
— Booklist

In More News Tomorrow, Susan Richards Shreve gives us an unforgettable seventy-year-old heroine, Georgianna Grove, who takes her family and the reader on a journey back in time to solve the murder of her mother. Part mystery, part family drama, More News Tomorrow reveals the hatred of racism, the weight of history and grief, and the enormous generosity and grace of the human heart. I loved this book!

— Ann Hood, best-selling author of The Book That Matters Most

I loved the way More News Tomorrow takes us into an elemental and unpredictable landscape, as it takes the novel of family life into new territory. It’s just superb fiction of great emotional authenticity, always finding the remarkable under what we assume.

— Joan Silber, National Book Critics Circle Award–winning author of Improvement

Product Details
ISBN: 9780393358131
ISBN-10: 0393358135
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: June 2nd, 2020
Pages: 224
Language: English