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The Fall of Lisa Bellow

Susan Perabo

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

The breakout novel from the critically acclaimed author of the short story collections Who I Was Supposed to Be and Why They Run the Way They Do—when a middle school girl is abducted in broad daylight, a fellow student and witness to the crime copes with the tragedy in an unforgettable way. What happens to the girl left behind? A masked man with a gun enters a sandwich shop in broad daylight, and Meredith Oliver suddenly finds herself ordered to the filthy floor, where she cowers face to face with her nemesis, Lisa Bellow, the most popular girl in her eighth grade class. The minutes tick inexorably by, and Meredith lurches between comforting the sobbing Lisa and imagining her own impending death. Then the man orders Lisa Bellow to stand and come with him, leaving Meredith the girl left behind. After Lisa’s abduction, Meredith spends most days in her room. As the community stages vigils and searches, Claire, Meredith’s mother, is torn between relief that her daughter is alive, and helplessness over her inability to protect or even comfort her child. Her daughter is here, but not. Like Everything I Never Told You and Room, The Fall of Lisa Bellow is edgy and original, a hair-raising exploration of the ripple effects of an unthinkable crime. It is a dark, beautifully rendered, and gripping novel about coping, about coming-of-age, and about forgiveness. It is also a beautiful illustration of how one family, broken by tragedy, finds healing.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Madeleine Maby

Length:

9h 50m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:31


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

41:15


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

25:59


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

19:36


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

26:50


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

36:09


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

15:43


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

32:19


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

37:28


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

37:15


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

16:28


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

40:06


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

36:49


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

41:35


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

33:20


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

34:09


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

31:23


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

36:55


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

27:43


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

17:55


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

00:46