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The long ago : a novel / Michael McGarrity.

McGarrity, Michael, (author.).


"A soldier returns home from Vietnam in the early 1960s to search for his missing sister in this gripping story of broken lives and a search for happiness. Growing up in Montana, siblings Raymond and Barbara Lansdale held their chaotic world together through their shared childhood fantasy of The Long Ago: a distant place where happiness and tranquility reigned, far from the dysfunction at home. But imagination only goes so far. To escape his painful past, Ray joins the army and finds a career that gives him a sense of purpose and the promise of adventure. Recent news of his kid sister’s disappearance brings Ray home on leave before beginning a stateside assignment almost certain to send him back into the jungles of Vietnam. Determined to find Barbara despite a police investigation that has led nowhere, Ray embarks on a relentless search that takes him from the majestic Montana ranchlands and glitter of Hollywood to the mean streets of L.A. and beyond. As time dwindles, he must confront his worst nightmare. What if Barbara’s search for The Long Ago ended in a shallow, unmarked grave, not in the carefree life she’d once so longed for and imagined?" -- book jacket.

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  • ISBN: 9780393541656
  • ISBN: 0393541657
  • Physical Description: 364 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, [2023]
Subject: Siblings > Fiction.
Missing persons > Fiction.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 > Veterans > Fiction.
Soldiers > Fiction.
Sisters > Fiction.
Montana > Fiction.
Los Angeles (Calif.) > Fiction.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Psychological fiction.

Available copies

  • 20 of 27 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Ray County. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Ray County Library.


  • 0 current holds with 27 total copies.
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