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The berry pickers : a novel / Amanda Peters.

Peters, Amanda, (author).

A four-year-old Mi'kmaq girl goes missing from the blueberry fields of Maine, sparking a tragic mystery that haunts the survivors, unravels a family, and will remain unsolved for nearly fifty years. July 1962. A Mi'kmaq family from Nova Scotia arrives in Maine to pick blueberries for the summer. Weeks later, four-year-old Ruthie, the family's youngest child, vanishes. She is last seen by her six-year-old brother, Joe, sitting on a favorite rock at the edge of a berry field. Joe will remain distraught by his sister's disappearance for years to come. In Maine, a young girl named Norma grows up as the only child of an affluent family. Her father is emotionally distant, her mother frustratingly overprotective. Norma is often troubled by recurring dreams and visions that seem more like memories than imagination. As she grows older, Norma slowly comes to realize there is something her parents aren't telling her. Unwilling to abandon her intuition, she will spend decades trying to uncover this family secret.

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  • ISBN: 9781646221950 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 1646221958 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 307 pages : map ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Catapult, 2023.
Subject: Missing children > Fiction.
Micmac Indians > Fiction.
Family secrets > Fiction.
Maine > Fiction.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.

Available copies

  • 1 of 3 copies available at Pottsville District Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Tamaqua Public Library.


  • 2 current holds with 3 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Tamaqua Public Library PET (Text) 30TPL001914538 Adult New Fiction Available -

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