Finding Casey

Finding Casey

A Novel

Book - 2012
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Glory Vigil, newly married, unexpectedly pregnant at forty-one, is nesting in the home she and her husband, Joseph, have just moved to in Santa Fe, a house that unbeknownst to them is rumored to have a resident ghost. Their adopted daughter, Juniper, is home from college for Thanksgiving and in love for the very first time, quickly learning how a relationship changes everything. But Juniper has a tiny arrow lodged in her heart, a leftover shard from the day eight years earlier when her sister, Casey, disappeared-in a time before she'd ever met Glory and Joseph. When a fieldwork course takes Juniper to a pueblo only a few hours away, she finds herself right back in the past she thought she'd finally buried.

A love story, a family story, a story of searching and the bond between sisters, Finding Casey is a testament to human resilience. This completely stand-alone novel, featuring beloved characters from Solomon's Oak , will charm Mapson's readers and move her into a larger sphere.

Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, c2012.
ISBN: 9781608197637
Characteristics: 318 p. ;,22 cm.


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AnnabelleLee27 Mar 01, 2020

A quick read with some very likable characters in a detailed and enjoyable setting (Santa Fe, NM). It uses two alternating storylines (Casey's being the most compelling and wrenching) that converge for a satisfying, if predictable, ending. The pace is slow and some elements are not fully integrated but add atmosphere (a ghost, a divorce, etc). A story about loss, love, endurance, and family.

Mar 12, 2015

The comments on the back of 'Finding Casey's book jacket will most certainly be those of anyone reading this book! This terrific author has continued the story of 'Solomon's Oak' and has produced an incredible and unforgettable novel.

LaughingOne Nov 16, 2014

I enjoyed this novel, partly because I did a lot of growing up in New Mexico -- Santa Fe and Albuquerque -- and the story is set there, making me a bit homesick. The story itself is engaging, even as bits of it stretch believability. What are the chances that some of the things that happen could actually happen? Pretty big coincidences. But I got totally sucked into the lives of the characters and found myself caring about them, a lot. I have read other novels by Jo-Ann Mapson and I recommend reading them in chronological order of their publication date; this one has characters from another novel of hers and that novel takes place later in time. It was slightly weird reading about the earlier lives of some of the characters, knowing what happens to them later. I recommend this author.

Apr 10, 2013

Very sweet book. Engaging story.

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