In Search of the Rose Notes: A Novel

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Harper Collins, Jul 26, 2011 - Fiction - 384 pages
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“A very clever wordsmith.”
—New York Times Book Review

“When Emily Arsenault was growing up, a teacher told the fifth-grader she was very good at writing. Give that teacher an A.”
—Hartford Courant

Emily Arsenault’s compelling debut, Broken Teaglass, was resoundingly praised (“Quirky and inventive...meets all the definitions of a good read.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch). With her intelligent, complex, and ingeniously crafted sophomore offering, In Search of the Rose Notes, Arsenault validates her standing as an exhilarating new voice in contemporary fiction. A moody and engrossing mystery, In Search of the Rose Notes follows two best friends from childhood who once unsuccessfully investigated the disappearance of their teenage babysitter, and now, in their twenties, attempt once again to uncover the truth.  Readers who love the literary, female focused mysteries of Laura Lippman, Tana French, and Jennifer McMahon will be thrilled to add Emily Arsenault to their must-read lists.

 

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Surprisingly enjoyable. I did have to focus on staying the course in the middle of the book (I felt it droned on a bit at that point), but stay the course I did. A fast read, an enjoyable read, well-written. I don't agree with the last paragraph, but then, it's not my story. Worth reading. 

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
9
Section 3
19
Section 4
35
Section 5
56
Section 6
70
Section 7
99
Section 8
121
Section 15
257
Section 16
268
Section 17
291
Section 18
303
Section 19
321
Section 20
337
Section 21
342
Section 22
356

Section 9
141
Section 10
163
Section 11
186
Section 12
202
Section 13
225
Section 14
237
Section 23
364
Section 24
366
Section 25
371
Section 26
373
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About the author (2011)

Emily Arsenault is also the author of The Broken Teaglass, In Search of the Rose Notes, Miss Me When I’m Gone, and What Strange Creatures. She lives in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts, with her husband and daughter.

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