Desire Lines: A Novel by Christina Baker Kline

Desire Lines: A Novel

byChristina Baker Kline

Paperback | August 12, 2014

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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Orphan Train, and the critically acclaimed author of Bird in Hand and The Way Life Should Be, comes a novel about friendship and the memories that haunt us—includes a special PS section featuring insights, interviews, and more.

On the night of her high school graduation, Kathryn Campbell sits around a bonfire with her four closest friends, including the beautiful but erratic Jennifer.  “I’ll be fine,” Jennifer says, as she walks away from the dying embers and towards the darkness of the woods. She never came back.

Ten years later, Kathryn has tried to build a life for herself, with a marriage and a career as a journalist, but she still feels the conspicuous void of Jennifer’s disappearance. When her divorce sends her reeling back to the Maine town where she grew up, she finds herself plunged into a sea of memories. With nothing left to lose, she is determined to answer one simple question: What ever happened to Jennifer Pelletier?

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Christina Baker Kline is the author of five novels. She lives out-side of New York City and on the coast of Maine.
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Title:Desire Lines: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.86 inPublished:August 12, 2014Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060566949

ISBN - 13:9780060566944

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"A taut, absorbing novel about a woman who must solve a haunting mystery in order to move on with her life.. The mystery of why Jennifer vanished becomes even more puzzling as new facts come to light, and Kathryn's eventual insight that some ambiguities are part of life brings depth to the narrative. Kline's edge-of-the-seat denouement ties up the plot threads with dexterity and also allows for a plausible future for Kathryn herself." (Publishers Weekly)