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Little Lovely Things by Maureen Joyce Connolly

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Book Summary 

What would you do in the face of enormous loss?

It’s 1993, the first Saturday in September—impossibly hot—and Claire Rawlings is driving her two girls to the daycare at the University of Chicago Hospital where as a resident, she is scheduled for rounds. Ignoring the troublesome signs of a sudden allergic reaction, Claire exits off the freeway to safety, only to pass out cold. When she wakes up, her daughters are gone.


LITTLE LOVELY THINGS is a haunting and prismatic exploration of how tragedy can transform lives. With lyrical prose and page-turning momentum, the story unfolds through the viewpoint of four characters: Claire, the devastated yet strong-willed mother; Moira, the transient who finds herself thrust into instant motherhood; soulful Jay, whose grisly discovery brings him to the center of the tragedy; and Andrea, the scrappy and wildly talented tomboy.

Traversing the landscape of loss, LITTLE LOVELY THINGS ties together the threads of lives


Condition: New

Paperback, Published April 2, 2019 by Sourcebooks Landmark

ISBN: 1492672491

1 review for Little Lovely Things by Maureen Joyce Connolly

  1. Amy

    Claire Rawlings is on her way to work one morning when she starts to feel ill. She doesn’t want to risk getting sick while driving, so she takes the next exit and drives to a gas station. Since both of her daughters are still asleep, she runs into the bathroom, props the door open so she can keep an eye on them but then passes out. She wakes up minutes later and her girls and car are gone. With no leads and hours passing by, Claire and her husband, Glenn are struggling to hold on to hope that they will see their little girls again.⁣

    This story is about something no one wants to go through. It was raw, gut wrenching, and I definitely needed some tissues. ⁣It is told in multiple narratives that show how the events unfold. The story is fast paced and hard to put down. This was the author’s debut novel and I’m looking forward to reading more from her.

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