That space, that divide that came between us so many years ago, still weighed on Molly, and I felt she always blamed Patty over it, though Patty and Edie were only young children at the time. Molly and I never spoke of it again, but it lay there between us like something rotting.
When Patty Went Away by Jeannie Burt, published by Muskrat Press.
Jeannie Burt's debut is a literary novel with a hearty dose of mystery. Set in eastern Oregon farm country in the 1970s, this story of a missing girl is gripping and heartbreaking.
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