In Search of the Rose Notes by Emily Arsenault
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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.

 

About Emily Arsenault

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Emily Arsenault is also the author of The Broken Teaglass and In Search of the Rose Notes. She has worked as a lexicographer, an English teacher, and a Peace Corps volunteer in rural South Africa. She now lives in Shelburne Falls, MA, with her husband.
 
Published July 26, 2011 by William Morrow Paperbacks. 387 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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It’s been nine years since Charlotte and Nora’s babysitter Rose disappeared.

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In 1990, 11-year-old Nora and her best friend, 11-year-old Charlotte, spend many hours with their beloved babysitter, 16-year-old Rose Banks, exploring their dreams, watching scary movies, and poring through Time-Life books about the paranormal.

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When a wicker basket full of bones is discovered near the lake by their hometown, the two girls, now women, find themselves together again, and trying to put together the shattered pieces of the story for once and for all.

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Nora was the last person to see Rose alive before her sudden mysterious absence all those years ago, and a violent curiosity tingles under her skin to solve this wild anomaly, despite her violent adamance that the tranquility of her current existence not be disturbed.

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When best friends Nora and Charlotte are 11 years old, their babysitter, Rose, vanishes without a trace.

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Emily Arsenault’s compelling new book, In Search of the Rose Notes, shuttles back and forth in time as it works out the mysterious disappearance of teenager Rose (“with the dirty-blond hair and even dirtier mouth”), babysitter to Charlotte and the book’s narrator, Nora.

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