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"Missing" by Cornelia Maude Spelman

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Estimated Value
$23 USD
$27 USD to sriger
Number of Bids
4  -  Bid History

Item Description


With the pacing of a mystery novel, MISSING recounts a daughter's journey to discover the long-ago event in her family that caused reverberations through the generations; to find a missing sibling; and to come to an understanding of her mother's life and untimely death. The book has been described by the publisher as "a profoundly loving yet honest elegy... like the woman it memorializes, complex and beautiful." An excerpt appeared in Chicago magazine and can be read online by clicking here!

"Thoroughly fascinating and satisfying.  A long, intimate journey; the very honest accounting of the way old pain works its way through the generations."   - Rosellen Brown, author of Before & After

Item Special Note


  • MISSING will be published in December 2010 by Northwestern University Press.
  • This first edition will be autographed and sent directly to the winning bidder by Ms. Spelman.

Cornelia Maude Spelman is a writer, artist, and former social worker who has written about the importance of emotions in the lives of children and families.  For some of her children's books, Cornelia has won awards from the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio and the Children's Book Committee of Bank Street College of Education. She has also earned several awards from the Illinois Arts Council for her nonfiction writing for adults, and an excerpt from her forthcoming memoir, MISSING, was a finalist for the Penelope Niven Creative Nonfiction Award at the Center for Women Writers at Salem College.