Find me: a novel

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(0)
4 star
 
(1)
3 star
 
(0)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(1)
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description

Long-listed for the 2016 International Dylan Thomas Prize

After two acclaimed story collections, Laura van den Berg brings us Find Me, her highly anticipated debut novel—a gripping, imaginative, darkly funny tale of a young woman struggling to find her place in the world.

Joy has no one. She spends her days working the graveyard shift at a grocery store outside Boston and nursing an addiction to cough syrup, an attempt to suppress her troubled past. But when a sickness that begins with memory loss and ends with death sweeps the country, Joy, for the first time in her life, seems to have an advantage: she is immune. When Joy's immunity gains her admittance to a hospital in rural Kansas, she sees a chance to escape her bleak existence. There she submits to peculiar treatments and follows seemingly arbitrary rules, forming cautious bonds with other patients—including her roommate, whom she turns to in the night for comfort, and twin boys who are digging a secret tunnel.

As winter descends, the hospital's fragile order breaks down and Joy breaks free, embarking on a journey from Kansas to Florida, where she believes she can find her birth mother, the woman who abandoned her as a child. On the road in a devastated America, she encounters mysterious companions, cities turned strange, and one very eerie house. As Joy closes in on Florida, she must confront her own damaged memory and the secrets she has been keeping from herself.

More Details
Contributors:
ISBN:
9780374154714
9781494590000
149459000
9780374710606
Also in this Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 35d05942-0d3e-12e2-7e54-0e9f91652928
Grouping Title find me
Grouping Author van den berg laura
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-08-20 04:49:58AM
Last Indexed 2018-08-20 04:57:08AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Van den Berg, Laura,
author2-role hoopla digital.
author_display Van den Berg, Laura
available_at_arlington Aurora Hills, Central, Shirlington
collection_arlington Adult Fiction
detailed_location_arlington Aurora Hills Adult Fiction, Central Adult Fiction, Shirlington Adult Fiction, hoopla
display_description

After two acclaimed story collections, Laura van den Berg brings us Find Me, her highly anticipated debut novel—a gripping, imaginative, darkly funny tale of a young woman struggling to find her place in the world.


Joy has no one. She spends her days working the graveyard shift at a grocery store outside Boston and nursing an addiction to cough syrup, an attempt to suppress her troubled past. But when a sickness that begins with memory loss and ends with death sweeps the country, Joy, for the first time in her life, seems to have an advantage: she is immune. When Joy's immunity gains her admittance to a hospital in rural Kansas, she sees a chance to escape her bleak existence. There she submits to peculiar treatments and follows seemingly arbitrary rules, forming cautious bonds with other patients—including her roommate, whom she turns to in the night for comfort, and twin boys who are digging a secret tunnel.


As winter descends, the hospital's fragile order breaks down and Joy breaks free, embarking on a journey from Kansas to Florida, where she believes she can find her birth mother, the woman who abandoned her as a child. On the road in a devastated America, she encounters mysterious companions, cities turned strange, and one very eerie house. As Joy closes in on Florida, she must confront her own damaged memory and the secrets she has been keeping from herself.

format_arlington Book, eAudio, eBook
format_category_arlington Audio Books, Books, eBook
id 35d05942-0d3e-12e2-7e54-0e9f91652928
isbn 149459000, 9780374154714, 9780374710606, 9781494590000
item_details external_econtent:ils:.b14946014||hoopla|Online|eAudio|Audio Books|1|false|true|hoopla||https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11305151||Available Online||qafea||, ils:.b14636244|.i19654765|Aurora Hills Adult Fiction|F VANDE|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Aug 13, 2018|aaf||, ils:.b14636244|.i19654777|Central Adult Fiction|F VANDE|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Mar 28, 2017|caf||, ils:.b14636244|.i19689627|Aurora Hills Adult Fiction|F VANDE|||1|false|false|||||Due Aug 27, 2018|Nov 02, 2017|aaf||, ils:.b14636244|.i19689639|Shirlington Adult Fiction|F VANDE|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Jul 19, 2018|saf||, overdrive:cff4a76c-f944-4a5a-82f6-694d8833830d|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Checked Out||||
itype_arlington , Hardback, eCollection
last_indexed 2018-08-20T08:57:08.33Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_arlington F VANDE, Online, Online OverDrive
owning_library_arlington Arlington Public Library, Arlington Public Library Online, Aurora Hills, Aurora Hills Online, Central, Central Online, Cherrydale, Cherrydale Online, Columbia Pike, Columbia Pike Online, Connection Crystal City, Connection Crystal City Online, Detention Center, Detention Center Online, Glencarlyn, Glencarlyn Online, Local History, Local History Online, Plaza, Plaza Online, Shirlington, Shirlington Online, Westover, Westover Online
owning_location_arlington Aurora Hills, Central, Shirlington
primary_isbn 9780374154714
publishDate 2015
record_details external_econtent:ils:.b14946014|eAudio|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English||2015|1 online resource (1 audio file (8hr., 19 min.)) : digital., ils:.b14636244|Book|Books|First edition.|English|Farrar, Straus and Giroux,|©2015.|280 pages ; 22., overdrive:cff4a76c-f944-4a5a-82f6-694d8833830d|eBook|eBook||English|Farrar, Straus and Giroux|2015|
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_arlington
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
external_econtent:ils:.b14946014 Available Online Available Online false true false false false true
overdrive:cff4a76c-f944-4a5a-82f6-694d8833830d -1 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false false
ils:.b14636244 .i19689639 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true 999
ils:.b14636244 .i19689627 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true 999
ils:.b14636244 .i19654777 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true 999
ils:.b14636244 .i19654765 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true 999
subject_facet Epidemics -- Fiction
title_display Find me : a novel
title_full Find Me A Novel, Find me : a novel / Laura van den Berg
title_short Find me :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Fiction, Literature