First up is Bryn Chancellor's brilliant Sycamore, which does not linger on the more prurient aspects of a typical mystery. Instead, this compassionate and character-driven narrative looks at the impact that loss has on a community.
Loss of a completely different kind is explored in Sally Mott Freeman's The Jersey Brothers, the harrowing true story of three brothers serving in the Navy during WWII. It is hoped that the youngest, sent off to the Supply Corps, has the least dangerous gig, but he disappears while en route to the Philippines, and it's up to the remaining two siblings to find him...
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