Synopses & Reviews
During a day hike in the Desolation Wilderness of the Sierra Nevada, the Baker family's life turns upside down when the youngest, a six year-old girl with Down Syndrome, disappears while playing hide-and-seek with her brother. Place Last Seen follows the paths of two stories--the Rescue and Search team's efforts to find Maggie and her family's attempts to come to terms with their loss. Clear, moving, and never sentimental, Place Last Seen explores the complicated bonds of family life.
During an idyllic autumn-day hike in the Desolation Wilderness of the Sierra Nevadas, the Baker family is hurled into a nightmare when six-year-old Maggie, a child with Down Syndrome, runs away while playing hide-and-seek with her brother. As the Search and Rescue team combs the place where Maggie was last seen, all the family can do is wait and hope that a clue will lead them to her.
Powerful, suspenseful, and deeply affecting, Place Last Seen marks the debut of a gifted new writer.
About the Author
has been previously published in Outside Magazine
, Summit Magazine
, and The Crossroads Anthology
, and has been the recipient of the International Fiction Prize, the White-Howells Prize for Prose and a residency award at Art of the Wild. This is her first novel. She lives near San Francisco.