When 13-year-old Julie Whitaker is
Good as Gone
by Amy Gentry
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (2016)
When 13-year-old Julie Whitaker is kidnapped from her bedroom in the middle of the night, her family shatters. As the years go by and the search for Julie turns up nothing, even her mother Anna begins to lose hope. Then one night, the doorbell rings. A young woman who appears to be Julie is finally, miraculously, home safe. The family is ecstatic—only Anna can see the holes in Julie’s story. Fighting her worst fears, Anna begins a tortuous search for the truth about the young woman she desperately hopes is her daughter.
Amy Gentry is a book reviewer for the Chicago Tribune whose work has also appeared in Salon, Los Angeles Review of Books, and the Best Food Writing of 2014. She lives in Austin, where she volunteered for several years with victims of sexual and domestic violence. Good As Gone, her first thriller, is set in her hometown of Houston, Texas.
Amy will join in conversation with local author Merritt Tierce
(Thursday) 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Wild Detectives
314 W 8th St, Oak Cliff, Dallas