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  • Location: The Adirondacks

The God of the Woods

The God of the Woods

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1975: A young girl vanishes from her Adirondack summer camp.

  • ISBN: 978-0593915370
  • Genre: Familiy drama, Fiction

What you need to know before your trail

Early morning, August 1975: a camp counselor discovers an empty bunk. Its occupant, Barbara Van Laar, has gone missing. Barbara isn’t just any thirteen-year-old: she’s the daughter of the family that owns the summer camp and employs most of the region’s residents. And this isn’t the first time a Van Laar child has disappeared. Barbara’s older brother similarly vanished fourteen years ago, never to be found.

As a panicked search begins, a thrilling drama unfolds. Chasing down the layered secrets of the Van Laar family and the blue-collar community working in its shadow, Moore’s multi-threaded story invites readers into a rich and gripping dynasty of secrets and second chances. It is Liz Moore’s most ambitious and wide-reaching novel yet.

Travel Guide

The Adirondacks

The Adirondack Mountains are a massif of mountains in Northeastern New York which form a circular dome approximately 160 miles (260 km) wide and covering about 5,000 square miles (13,000 km2).

The area has more than 100 peaks, including Mount Marcy, which is the highest point in New York at 5,344 feet (1,629 m).

Within this area is Camp Emmerson, the fictional camp where this novel takes place. Beside it, Lake Joan and Hunt Mountain. There’s also a place called Shattuck…sounds nice, right?

This is raw, remote and rural ground.

BookTrail Boarding Pass:  The God of the Woods

Destination/Location: The Adirondacks   Author: Liz Moore  Departure: 1975

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